Sunday, January 18, 2009
We got this gingerbread train kit to be used as a gift for the Mueller family white elephant gift exchange. But Will threw it down the stairs when we got it home, so figuring it had broken up in the fall, we instead decided to make it Will's gift. Toward the end of our stay at Grandma & Grandpa's for Christmas, we built the choo-choo. Turns out other than a few candy canes, it wasn't broken at all.
It was very difficult for Will to not just keep eating the candy, instead of decorating wiht it. He asked nicely if he could eat the candy at first, but by the end he was just sneaking them in his mouth.
I am just realizing I don't have any pictures of the finished train, but just imagine this thing, basically covered in candy in a way that doesn't make any sense - basically a frosted pile of colorful candies.
When Erin and I went to Kristin and Mike's wedding the next day, and Will got to stay with Grandma and Grandpa, they let him eat the choo-choo train as a dessert after lunch & dinner. He talked about choo-choo cookies for awhile after that.
When we told him, "sorry buddy, we don't have any choo-choo cookies."
He responded, "Noo. 'dama en papa's howse." [the choo-choo cookie is at Grandma and Grandpa's house]