Eliot's birthday was this last Sunday, so we had a Gingerbread house party to celebrate! We had a great time... our friends Mark and Jenny came with their son Henry, and we all made some gingerbread houses and ate homemade beef stew with polenta. It was unseasonably warm that evening, and so the frosting caused the roofs to slide off, but we had fun regardless!
Before the party
Appetizers (costini with fig preserves and blue cheese)
Henry enjoying one of my gingerbread cookies (he said "mmm!" while he ate!)
Eliot and James during assembly
Jenny, Mark and Henry
And our finished houses (I finished them later when James was asleep)