Our family tradition, the Gingerbread house!

Okay moms, it is officially December.  If you follow Vanessa and I, then you know we are both OBSESSED with all things Christmas.  Our elves arrived first thing on December 1st, and yes, our tree was already up and decorated in November!

When the month of festivities arrives, we have a tradition to map out all the things we want to do! Like watch Elf & Home Alone, go see Santa, drive through the festival of lights, and of course, make our family Gingerbread house!

Remember, when you're creating anything with little ones, it's all about the process not the outcome. So expect taste testing, and sampling when you create any type of gingerbread house. 

We just loved the Gingerbread house kit we tried from Sobeys, for many reasons. Firstly, this was the easiest one we have put together to date.  The instructions were simple, with pictures so the littles could follow along, and 'tell mommy what to do". 

The icing held the house together perfectly (no slipping) and it even fixed the crack! 

Want to see all our fun? Check out the video!!

The littles loved the unique cartoon characters that were included (Santa and a snowman) along with a wreath for the front door!

The best part of our Christmas gingerbread home was... eating it of course! Plus the cookies and goodies were fresh and yummy for sampling.   I think they were both surprised when I let them chow down on Santa and Frosty (after we got a few snaps first).

If you are looking for a fun, stressless activity to do with your kiddies over the holidays, this is for sure one that I recommend! Not only can you purchase these kits at a Sobeys near you, Sobeys has thought of it all- the are hosting gingerbread house building workshops through December for only $6.99!  That includes the house, icing and unlimited (let me repeat that.. UNLIMITED) candy to decorate with in-store and take home.  Hello mama, can you say leave the mess to someone else, score!

So get out your own December list of "Fun Things To Do", and add this to it for sure! If you make one from Sobeys like we did, make sure to share your pictures on social media with Sobeys and use the hashtag #MADEBYME