Here are our creations - first, Sam and Jeff:
The engineer in Sam was trying hard to figure out how to make the cuts necessary without compromising the structure of the house...while Jeff busied himself by cutting up black jelly beans.
Jeff carving a shape...
As soon as I saw this, I knew they were doing a cat - they kept denying it, and referred to the cut out shapes as "angel wings" but I knew better.
The big guns - er, drill - came out to attach the cat ears...
Aha! I was right! It's Tard, the grumpy cat from internet fame!
And now, here's the house Max and I made:
Max putting on the roof shingles.
Since I took so many pictures of Jeff and Sam, I handed the camera to Jeff and asked him to get some shots of Max and I...this is what I saw when he handed the camera back to me. Haha, Jeff...haha.
Teamwork in action...
Actually, the front of our house looks like Tard the Grumpy cat at this point!
Our finished house! Complete with snow made out of marshmallow fluff and mini marshmallows, Christmas lights along the eaves, "lighted" windows (we used yellow decorating sugar) and we made our gumdrop trees tall by adding pretzel stick trunks. Cute, right?
The Reddit-ish houses - Max and I noticed that the M&M's on the front of ours looks like an "upvote" arrow, and of course the Tard cat house.
Merry Christmas!!! For those of you who celebrate, I hope you have a wonderful day!