Wednesday, January 12, 2011

December unwrapped

Twas the start of December and all through the region
we were enjoying the sights and the sounds of the season
We kicked off the season to see the Gardens Aglow
with nutcrackers, lights by the thousands and marshmallows

Off to the farm to pick out a tree that's just right
so we could take it home and bedeck it with lights.

Three little elves placed each ornament with care
because they wanted a tree that had oodles of flare.

Off to the little ones' classroom, where I sat in teeny seats
to play playdough, games and munch on Christmassy treats.

Our shining star sang and shone like the sun
in a Christmas perfomance proclaiming "Jesus is the One!"

When what to our wondering eyes should appear?
But the little one on stage looking so dear!

It wouldn't be Christmas without cookies to munch
and our annual cookie swap ensures we have a bunch

A Christmas tradition off to Edaville we go
riding rides and a quick visit to Santa to say hello
And of course no visit to Edaville would be complete
without a ride on the train to see the lights...such a treat.

Just before bed, on that most famous of Eves
to sprinkle food for the reindeer in just their pj shirtsleeves

At two a.m., before I crawl into bed
I take a moment to engrave this scene in my head.
The quiet, the beauty, the expectation...all wrapped
Though I know in the morning I'll be wanting to nap

The shrieks of delight as the tore into the pile
make all the shopping and running around so worthwhile

But the best moment of all came unexpected this year
Teresa crafted a gift to her Daddy with care.
She held her breath as he opened his gift
And smiled in delight when he thanked her with a kiss

On Santa's list of good girls, I surely must be
because every year what I wish for I find under my tree

Three little cousins are all smiles that they match
A photo of all three smiling together though, is not easy to catch

As Christmas draws to a close and the kids get in pajamas
they realize the best gift of all is just being together.

Hope everyone had a Christmas as merry and bright
And wishing you all a new year that's out of sight!

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