Have a Cool Yule!

Our seven year old son was excited to tell us at the dinner table Monday night about the gingerbread house he was constructing at school: "It's a flat top -- an Eichler! And I'm the only one doing it that way."

The following day we were really looking forward to seeing it and then.... he ate it.

But luckily our friend, Toni, took a snap of it before it was devoured while we were out having our "date night." Other than the flat top not sure the rest fits the modern aesthetic. When you're talking about candy, more is more after all!

Not to be outdone, our five year old daughter got to work and drew a picture of a house with the label "Ikler" and arrows pointing to the house. Her drawings always crack us up. This one has what looks to be a bird-o-copter and other interesting features. I tagged the various explanations on the Flickr pic.

Wishing all of you a Cool Yule!


LD said...

Sounds to me like you are starting them on the right track!

Gretchen said...

Haha, thanks! :)

Desert Backroad Dweller said...

Chip off of the old block.

Reminds me of these:


Happy holidays and NEW YEAR!

Gretchen said...

Now THAT's cool! Happy Holidays/New Year to you too, KT!

50s Pam said...

Wow, I love the "Ikler"! All the best to you and your family this holiday season, Gretchen. :)

Gretchen said...

Many thanks and likewise to you and your family, Pam!