My girls had never played this many board games in their lives as they did when they were in Auckland. When we arrived in Auckland, it rained quite a bit. Everyone was saying that we brought the rain from Malaysia to Auckland! And after we left Auckland, it was hot and dry! Can you believe it? haha!
So on rainy days, we had to shelf our plans to do outdoor visiting. Due to the wet weather, we did not manage to visit Rotorua, the farm to see farm animals and to the strawberry plantation to pick strawberries. The girls would play board games like UNO, Monopoly, etc with their cousins on wet days.
One of the indoor activity that they did was decorating their own gingerbread house. The girls' aunt Sarah from Hawaii bought a few packs of gingerbread house from Hawaii for the kids to work on. And here they are at work, a few days before Christmas...
Cass decorating her gingerbread house with colorful candies. Well, I think the house structure was made of ginger biscuits and they smelled really good too!
Sherilyn and Cass applying edible cement (made of really gooey and sticky icing) to the gingerbread house.
The final product - 7 colorful ginger biscuit houses. The inviting aroma of ginger biscuits wafted in the air in the living room... so inviting that I was so tempted to pinch out a part of the roof or the walls to pop into my mouth!