Thursday, December 20, 2012

Glendale Glitters/Gingerbread houses

Last Saturday I picked up John from the airport (he had been in California for his Grandma's funeral) and we headed to Glendale Glitters.  We weren't sure exactly what it was, but I'd read it was basically like a state fair, but in December with lots of Christmas lights.  And that pretty much summed it up :)

It was free (can't beat that) and surprisingly cold, which made it feel more like Christmas.  It was funny to see people drinking hot chocolate and others eating ice cream cones.   We met our friends Tal and Alison there and walked around for awhile.  They had a band playing music and Brooklyn got to see Santa again...and his elves too. 

this kid is growing out of all his clothes so fast and has no winter stuff...hence the pink hat!

Tal and Alison

We had some friends over to make gingerbread houses on Sunday night.  I bought a few gingerbread house kits for some to do and the rest used graham crackers.  We had a good time!  And I loved seeing Brooklyn's excitement about it all..mostly that she got to eat lots of candy, but she loved decorating her house too.

really excited, can't you tell? :)

I put the house together and she did the rest.  She did awesome.  

I love how it turned out - that is all her.

 happy guy just hanging out

Janet, Patrick, and baby Annabelle

Tal and Alison

I didn't get a close up of John's gingerbread house, but if you look closely to the is a Lord of the Rings tower.


  1. I love the last two pictures because Jake looks like he could be brooklyn's age! And she is looking like such a big kid now! I miss you guys!!

  2. Okay, now I see that Jake and Brooklyn really do look alike-and maybe if I were a stranger I would ask if they were twins :) Brooklyn looks SO happy with that house, that was her dream day I'm sure.

  3. I totally thought it was Brooklyn in the pink hat lol. Looks fun!!! I love her house...super cute.

  4. That is so funny! I love that he is in a pink hat. Looks like fun - I have never done gingerbread houses before. Brooklyn is so cute with that smile by hers!