December 5, 2011

SOUL'S GINGERBREAD HOUSE BIRTHDAY

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This gal is two, but she doesn't really talk all that much. She is just barely starting to put sentences together, so when it came to her birthday, we were kind of at a loss at what to do. Then it dawned on me, this girl loves sweets, so with Christmas around the corner, we thought it would be appropriate to have a gingerbread house birthday, where she could indulge her little tummy to her heart's content. And indulge she did...
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We had the little celebration on Sunday afternoon and I used this recipe to make the gingerbread house pieces and icing instead of buying a kit, which I would have gladly done, but the ones I saw contained hydrogenation. My only change is that I added some pumpkin pie spice to the mix and lessened the ground ginger, other than that, it was absolutely delicious. Also, I doubled the recipe so we could make 4 houses, but we only ended up making three and the girls ate the remaining pieces. There were sweets galore strewn all over the table, so you can imagine my Soulie's sheer delight to be next to it all!
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Ben and I helped put the frame of the house together, but the girls did everything else. Eventually though, Soul stopped building and just started eating.
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Instead of a cake, we used the house that Soul was working on and put two candles coming out of the chimney. We thought it was kind of clever and when she blew them out after we sang Happy Birthday, it looked like smoke was coming out of the chimney!
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Their little houses came out so cute! Sure, the roofs are put on exactly and you probably wouldn't want to live in them if you lived in a rainy area, but they are my girls' little works of art. And I think for Soulie, this was the absolute perfect way to celebrate the second year God gave her. She is God's little work of art to us. She is a little ball of feisty, who grunts and shreiks to communicate, but when she is sweet, she is oh so sweet! Just like these gingerbread houses. And I don't think anyone can resist her "big cheese". Our continuous prayer for her is that God would open her eyes to see His truth and that she would long to be a soul winner for Him.

Love you Soulie!!!

39 comments:

  1. So adorable! Your girls are quite the artistes.

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  2. Ohh, the candles in the chimney and then smoke coming out is such a neat idea!!!!

    And that photo with Soul and her big sisters, she looks so happy and squished with love! Adorable.

    Happy birthday to your two year old!

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  3. can i just say this is just one of my favorite post to date! it's just so freakin' cute! happy holiday xxo em

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  4. This is AMAZING!! I love this idea!! Happy Birthday to Soulie! The little cutie!!

    Ngaio May xx

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  5. How cute is that picture of the 3 of them in their party hats? They are adorable.

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  6. Happy birthday Soul! You are the cutest Big cheese!

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  7. A little Sagittarius girl - just like I have :-)
    Looks like a fantastic birthday - so fun to do :-)

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  8. I adore this birthday party theme! It looks like little Soul had the best time!

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  9. Hi!

    Such a wonderful idea with a gingerbreadparty...

    And the houses are so cute.

    Hugs from Sweden

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  10. What a lovely post. We ate building gingerbread houses just before Christmas. I cannot wait to see what Elle comes up with for her little house x

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  11. Happy birthday, Soul! I love that she's the strong, silent type ;)

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  12. This is the best idea ever! Love your photos. What a great birthday!

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  13. Great idea, momma! The party turned out so sweet(no pun intended)

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  14. So cute, those houses!! What a good idea, this definitely goes in my 'book of great ideas'!

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  15. Such a sweet idea! And their houses came out so cute!

    http://julies-thisandthat.blogspot.com/

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  16. What a wonderful birthday party idea! It looks like it was so much fun. And I love that you decided to make the gingerbread pieces yourself. My husband would have done the same thing after reading the ingredients on the store-bought kind. Your girls are just beautiful. Happy Birthday to your Soul.

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  17. Their houses came out so adorable! Great idea. I love how you made the pieces yourself. xo, rv

    http://aneclecticheap.blogspot.com/

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  18. Definitely perfect theme party for your girl.. fun!

    love the candles part!!

    fun memories to rem by

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  19. I see your beautiful felt circle garland. I have one of those hanging at my house too. Did you cut out all the circles by hand or did you use a craft punch? I would like to make more, but cutting our all those circles by hand was a pain!

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  20. The girls are absolutely supercute :)

    Happy B-day to Soulie!

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  21. you are an amazing Mom! This is a perfect celebration. Happy Birthday Soul!

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  22. Bless the precious little cupcake on her 2nd birthday! Love your creative idea with the cake and all the girls having fun together. You are a great Mom!

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  23. What an adorable birthday idea! I love it! It's funny how when you are a child you don't realise how much effort your parents go to to do these special things for you. Wow when I think about all the things my mother did for us... amazing!

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  24. What a fabulous celebration! I love the garland!

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  25. what a perfect birthday!!

    happy happy birthday soul!

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  26. What a sweet little two year old she is and what a fantastic party idea! I love how much each of your girls' individuality is celebrated. Big hugs to your sweet family!

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  27. aw what an awesome birthday party! we need to have more parties like this as adults!

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  28. I love that you threw a full-on birthday party even though only your family attended. Obviously the most important people attended, but sometimes I don't do so well at making things special if it's just going to be my family. I'm working on it though. And this definitely motivates me. This looks like such a sweet party. I also appreciate that you talk about God in your posts. As a christian, I find your perspective so refreshing!

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  29. she is too cute!!! She reminds me so much of your sister in the first picture of her alone.

    Happy Birthday little Soul!

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  30. You come up with the most amazing ideas...beautiful pictures, beautiful girlies...

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  31. What a great party idea! Your Soul is just so precious. Thankful for God's blessings on your family. :)

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  32. So Sweet! I will give that recipe a try...can't wait!

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  33. those houses are too cute!! what an awesome bday!!

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  34. What a darling party! And love your prayer for the birthday girl. :-)

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  35. This one is gloriously looking one of the most amazing featured post. As the exclusive birthday pictures are truly looking heart throbbing. I am completely crazy about the concept of this text. Thanks for sharing.

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  36. What a beautiful idea for a birthday party! My son has a December birthday, and I'm kicking myself for not thinking of this. Fun!

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  37. that looks like it was a fabulous time! love the picture of the girls! :)

    And gingerbread houses are always so fun for kids. my niece & nephew love it.

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