Friday, December 19, 2008

Gingerbread House Unveiling


Ta-dah! It's Chateau LeClair! ('s maiden name). Holden just completed a unit at school about French forts and even built one out of popsicle sticks, so the French theme was fresh in his mind.

Here is the front view. Notice the Smarties stamped concrete front walkway and the Rice Krispie Treat trees/shrubs! Since this is a French Chateau, the peppermint "cartouche" above the front door was a very nice touch!

Here is a side view of the Rice Krispie shrubbery. The marshmallow snowdrifts are SO realistic! Check out the marshmallow snowman with his black gumdrop hat!

This is the back view of the Chateau. The lemon Starburst patio and blueberry candy cane rail is a great place to entertain and sip fine champagne. Holden said that the black jellybean figure is a scarecrow (clearly, he's right!) but Kevin (the history buff of the family) said that it was a very authentic Frenchman with his arms up in surrender. Hmmm....

Here is the right side view. The authentic candy rocks at the base of the flagpole were mined from nearby cupboards!

All Salinger has to say is "MON DIEU! CAN WE EAT IT NOW???????????"

Great job Holden and great job to the project foreman, Salinger. The Chateau looks fabulous!

(Note to parents of human children...this is a great project to keep kids busy for almost an ENTIRE snow day! It was GREAT! ;-)


Clover said...

WOWIE!! Holden did a fantastic job - that is a great gingerbread chateau!
I love the picture of Salinger trying to get to it!!
Love Clover xo

Bev & Bailey said...

I think it's wonderful that Salinger could take time from his busy day to supervise the building of such an excellent gingerbread house! Thanks for posting the sideways video--I looked at Salinger's puppy videos---he was cute then and he's cute now!!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Melissa and Emmitt said...

oh what a wonderful gingerbread chateau!
m & e

Anonymous said...

Oh my you americans! Love the crack about the french surrending.
My cousin is from France and we took her and her friends to Bellingham to shop and the (american) border guard asked for all the french kids to raise their arms! He then made the surrendering joke. It was pretty funny!

Love the gingerbread house!! If we made one, Gus would eat it! I have a feeling it would take me all day too! lol

Nevis said...

AWESOME Gingerbread Chalet.

And I laughed aloud in my cubicle at work when I read, "Authentic Frenchman with his arms up in surrender"...! Ha ha ha!!!

Punchbugpug said...

Great job Holden!

Sandra y Coco said...

Wowww! that looks yummy! great job!

Kristi said...

Oh my gosh, I just love your commentary! And "Mon Dieu!"- that's what Bo the Puggle would be saying also. I have a feeling him and Salinger would be the BEST of friends :)

Erica said...

Nice job Holden. We gave up on gingerbread houses here...they are to hard for me. Next year we are sending Ian to your house and you can help him make one, you are a pro.