Before the girls were even thought of, I would make this big gingerbread barn from scratch. It would smell so good in our house in NY. One day I will do that again, but since the girls made their appearance, we are much lazier. So the tradition of a store bought, some assembly required gingerbread house continues. The girls were exceptionally silly and hyper. Wonder if it had anything to do with all the sugar that was supposed to go on the house but ended up in their mouths. Let's just say Addy got so crazy, our 55 degree pool looked inviting, so she jumped in, fully clothed.