Christmas Wrap-Up, Part II: Graham Cracker Houses

While the rest of you were out shopping the sales on December 26, we were setting up for our longtime annual tradition of graham cracker-house building. This year’s gathering was one of our best-attended ever.

Lots of candy, graham crackers and frosting for everyone!

Lots of candy, graham crackers and frosting for everyone!

Long-time friends Michelle and Gail joined Daniel and Chris to make a house together

Long-time friends Michelle and Gail joined Daniel and Chris to make a house together

John Allen stopped by -  he and Taylor go way back to a first-grade basketball team with the CE as coach.

John Allen stopped by – he and Taylor go way back to a first-grade basketball team with the CE as coach.

Aleks, Alix and Andre were in town

Aleks, Alix and Andre were in town

Last time we saw Andre he was just a little guy!

Last time we saw Andre he was just a little guy!

Alexandra brought Claire and Sammy

Alexandra brought Claire and Sammy

The house that Claire built - I love the Shredded Wheat thatched roof.

The house that Claire built – I love the Shredded Wheat thatched roof.

Pamela and Annie

Pamela and Annie

Lauren and her friends made a beautiful house!

Lauren and her friends made a beautiful house!

It was beauitful while it lasted -!

Lauren’s fairy-tale cottage

Guess who got her own chair

Guess who got her own chair

Aunt Gail hung out with the New Yorkers

Aunt Gail hung out with the New Yorkers

They built an entire city block including the Trump building with a pretzel T on top and a shimmering glitter Central Park .

They built an entire city block including the Trump building with a pretzel T on top and a shimmering glitter Central Park .

Gail and Taylor - she decided he was no longer contagious

Gail and Taylor – she decided he was no longer contagious

Chadd with his house - I wonder how much of it he ate when he got home

Chadd with his house – I wonder how much of it he ate when he got home

You might think this was the end of our Christmas, but think again – more to come!

How come no one built a graham cracker chicken coop?

How come no one built a graham cracker chicken coop?

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Empty nester searching for meaning of life through the occasional chicken epiphany.
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One Response to Christmas Wrap-Up, Part II: Graham Cracker Houses

  1. Katherine says:

    Who do you have to bribe to get an invite to this candy-house-making event?!? I want in.

    It’s weird that I looked at the amazing NYC-block-spread that Daniel & Chris did and looked for the bent-over crane next to a high-rise, isn’t it?

    Kudos to all the fantastic, creative artists -slash-architects.

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