After we made our Gingerbread house we drove through the neighborhood to find the best decorated house. It was a toss up between the house with a big blow up Thomas the Train or the house that had EVERY blow up character along with lights and the manger scene. Jane chose that one because it had baby Jesus. We had bought a Gingerbread kit to give them as their award. Brett and Jane doorbell ditched them and left their surprise.
Then it was back to the house for the best part. To eat the Gingerbread house.
I think the kids had a good time and it got my mind off of being so homesick.