12.22.2007

Whose is the fairest of them all?

Last night we had our annual gingerbread house competition.

When Dave was a little kid one of his local neighbors made gingerbread houses, provided endless candy, and allowed the neighborhood kids to decorate a home. Back then the goal was to cram as much candy as possible on your home so you could eat it later.

20 years later, we are still showing up at this neighbor's house as full grown adults expecting a gingerbread home ready for decoration. This poor lady is probably wondering when she will get rid of us, especially since some of her full grown kids don't even come home for Christmas anymore.

The competition of course has changed...it is no longer about quantity of candy, but instead, quality of design. Who can decorate the BEST home? The most infuriating part is when the parents go from home to home to praise each one for its own unique beauty, and then declare us all winners. WHAT? It is time to decide who is the WINNER and who is the LOSER (even if it results in a few tears).

Below I present 4 homes to the panel. The decision is now yours. Whose is the best? I will tell you later who created each masterpiece.

Choose wisely my friends.




25 comments:

Anonymous said...

#2
liz

Mom Lewis said...

They are all good!! My three grandsons 12, 10 and 6 made equally great gingerbread houses.

However if I really do need to pick one, I pick #3. Very colorful.

jdw said...

I will go with #1. I would also like to point out the Cool Basketball hoop and gingerbread Shaq.

Anonymous said...

I did wonder what on earth all those white icing lines were in #1.

Anonymous said...

i am going to have to go with #2. The lady on top of the house is really good, i especially like her eyes.

Anonymous said...

just reminding you, grandma voted for #2 as well.

Anonymous said...

i like #1. The basketball hoop is very creative.

carrie said...

there seem to be a lot of votes from "anonymous." someone better not be stuffing the ballot box

mom lewis said...

In #1 I thought it was an open toilet seat stuck up on the house. Glad to know it is supposed to be a cool basketball hoop. Certainly more appropriate to be on a house, than a toilet seat.

Janice said...

I vote for number one. The basketball hoop did it for me.

martha stewart said...

#3 hands down. looks like a very magical place.

Momma Westphal said...

I thought they were all very creative but I have to vote for #1I thought it was very classy.

Big Popi said...

#1 did it for me, I'm all for hoops on the house...

B-ROCK said...

#1 looks like a poor missionary house with a hoop that we can't use until p-day...

favorite sis said...

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# 1 ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!
SO DANG CREATIVE!!!

packdiesel said...

#1 all the way...most creative by far

Bailee bug said...

I LOVE #1. I like the little bears playing basketball :)

Carter a.k.a c-pup said...

Carter loves balls so he votes for #1 with the basketball hoop and bear holding the basketball :)

SANTA said...

HO HO HO MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!
Santa loves #1!!

Chereebee said...

I LOVE YOU #1 !!!!!

THE BEST EVER!!!!!!!

Frosty the snowman said...

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JUAN PACO said...

NUMERO UNO!!!!

THOR aka fatman said...

#1 looks like the owner beats dogs,
So I'm voting for #2 because it Looks like a house where a nice lady lives that likes to kiss dogs and scratch their backs. ;>)

Christina said...

What a tough choice! I might have to say #1. Although I love the Santas playing soccor. :) What a fun prop! TELL, TELL!

Ashley said...

good thing we have the WHOLE westphal family voting, i have to agree with carrie and say there was a little stuffing the ballot box going on here!