Friday, December 7, 2012

Gingerbread Houses

AND BRACES.........................

My grandson Matt and I make a gingerbread house every year.
This year it was a bit more challanging because the day before we built it he got his braces
put in. Top and bottom. Yup......he looks like the grill of a  big ol'Buick. AND......can't eat any of the candy we used. Bummer. No sticky, gummy candy.

My husband, knowing I had "gingerbread house kit" on "my list",
helpfully brought this home for us. HUH?????
This was so not gonna happen.
So...........................inspired by Tim Burtons'
"Nightmare Before Christmas",
And maybe Steven Kings'  "It"
as well as  a bit of Scooby Do and his
penchant for ending up in scary houses...........
well, I think you'll get the idea.........
"Welcome Scooby, come on in"
(said the spider)
If you look close you  can see the handyman from
Home Depot....he's on the roof, wrapped in spideys web.
Another spider.......and the handymans ladder, still leaning
against the seems to have
a big green gummy worm using it now.
One end of has a guard of
green frogs as well as more green gummy worms
on patrol.
(and another spider on the roof)
Hey! Here's a good look at the roof...........
Big Spider.......and his Christmas dinner
"on hold".
Closeup of spider and his  (her?) web.
By Matthew Hajek, age 9 1/2
(as a memorial to all the candy he can't eat
for a long time)
OK..........................that gives you an idea of what
Christmas looks like at our house.....:):):)


  1. I really AM laughing out loud. This is the coolest gingerbread house I've ever seen. LOL! It might look a little more like Halloween than Christmas...but hey! It's wonderful!!! And the time with Matt...PRICEless! Tell him that at age 58, I got braces last July and it AIN"T no picnic for an old lady...but he should do fine at his age. I do sympathize. (Actually, I'm not really an old lady but don't tell him that).

  2. Matthew, love it! Especially love the worm crawling down off the roof! Good job.

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  4. No!!! Candy denial just before Christmas? Torture! The gingerbread house is hilarious, I love it, it's a terrifying work of art xxx

  5. Matt's following in your artistic footsteps, that's for sure!
    A steampunk gingerbread house - genius!

  6. Looks like one of the scrumiest cakes I've seen in a long time.....imagine it tasted pretty good too!

  7. What a masterpiece. Jon would have that demolished in minutes. x

  8. LOL! You are prolly the coolest gramma ever!
    I should have sent you a picture of my decorating...
    but I already clicked the send button.
    (I emailed you a note)

    Anyway, I think this masterpiece is way better than the picture on the box. ♥

  9. This is great!! LOL My hubby loved it...he is a big fan of "Nightmare" This is so unique for a gingerbread house...I love it...Great job Matt!!!! :)

  10. This is just gorgeous!
    Sending warm wishes to you and your family for a wonderful Christmas and much health and happiness for 2013.


  11. That is SOME Gingerbread House. I very much like this Time Burtonesque take on holiday houses.

  12. That is the absolute most awesome gingerbread house ever!!!

  13. That's just about the cutest thing I've seen in a long time! What a clever way to use all that candy in a creative and fun that's art!