December 28, 2010

The Night Before Christmas

Twas the night before Christmas, and I didn't feel like cooking,
so thank goodness for traditions, and while everyone was looking,

I cut out the tops of the bread bowls care,
and poured in the chowder and ignored Jacob's glare.

"I don't want it, I don't like it, oh how my mouth hurts",
and on and on he cried in sputters and spurts. 

And Alayna, well, she made a big mess, 
so daddy took over so the mess would be less.

And it's true that I didn't do her hair all that day,
But sometimes its pointless when all she does is play.

Joseph doesn't always like to smile in the norm,
He is intent on adding the cheese in all forms.

He too had some issues with finishing his dinner,
but after bribing with treats, we finally had a winner.

And Savannah, that diva, just refuses to lose,
the cheesy and weird photo contest the kids seem to chose.

And she wasn't content until I took lots of pictures,
of her with her face in all sorts of weird fixtures.

And so after dinner we all went next door,
to our neighbor's house for treats and Christmas cheer galore.

The End

I know, I know. I have shocked you all with my incredible poem rhyming skills. Bet you didn't know I was so talented, did you?

Well it's true. I've already received numerous calls from wanna-be agents just begging for more masterpieces like the one you just read. 

Because I'm a bit of a poet, and you did not know it. (name that movie)

Okay, fine... no, no not really. I don't do poems. 

I can't even whistle.

I know, totally scandalous.

But we did indeed go to our awesome neighbor's house after dinner where we tried, I mean, we really did try, to get the kids involved in the nativity.

                              Savannah: Mary                               Joseph: A shepherd

                              Jacob: The donkey                          Alayna: A wise man riding on a camel.

We even tired to take a group photo with everyone else and was mildly successful.

Except Jacob refused to be a donkey for a moment longer! He was way too interested in playing with a truck. Although personally I don't see how a truck could be more interesting than a donkey, but that's just me. So he's not in any of these pictures.


 I mean, truly, have you ever seen anything cuter than this picture?

I think not!

And then when my neighbor Bonnie tried to read the Nativity story, the kids lasted about two minutes.

Their attention was going...


totally gone.

Well, at least we tried.... right?

19 super cool people speak:

Cherie said...

Ahhhh The pic's of the kids in their Nativity costumes are soooo sweet!

You Rock as a poet!! Go girl :-D

Sue said...

Yep, you tried...and I think trying counts!


PS. I liked the rhyme. I think you might even have a future as a rapper!

T said...

love the going, going, gone shots... how true is that!?! Turns out the nativity story is the perfect way to put my kids to sleep...

and now I'm going to go make sure there's no lightning.

Neisha said...

great poem! :)

Cheeseboy said...

Bread bowls on Christmas eve? That is a tradition I can say YES to!

I'm sure Mary had the same scowl on her face. She is just playing the part.

Patty Ann said...

Serene, I love those cute costumes!! What great memories you are giving those kids. I think you are totally amazing.

Amber said...

That rhyme is awesome. I'm pretty sure it will sell shortly. : )

Boy am I familiar with picky eaters. It's nearly impossible to get Emily to eat anything I serve her. Gah.

ldsjaneite said...

Scarlet Pimpernel!

Cute costumes and props.

Jocelyn Christensen said...

Princess Bride

Impulsive Addict said...

What an awesome job you did with those fab rhyming skills.

Loved the pics!! Too precious!

Stef said...

Ha! Your neighbor has some rockin' costumes! If I pulled mine out we would be stuck with Jedi and Ninja turtles...oh, and Sharpay.
We attempted to nativity as well. Our lasted about the same amount of time.
Try and try again!

Not so Molly Mormon After-All said...

Spent some time catching up on your blog tonight! So fun! Love the shoes and the post...not to mention your poetic intelect! I've missed your humor and am going to do better at keeping up! :-)

Valerie said...

Hope you had a great Christmas. I love that last pic!!!

Saimi said...

Love those costumes!! What a great idea, and your poem, well that was very creative but the illustrations were awesome!!!

One Cluttered Brain said...

Gah! what's that movie that the I'm a poet and didn't know it?
Princess Bride?
Tell me. I can't remember.
Cute photos.
Except you weren't in them. lol.

Love the costumes.
Glad you had an eventful christmas eve to say the least...;)

iamwoman said...

You really are the best poet I know! Such cute pictures (and captions) as always.

Mama Smith said...


And, yes, the movie was the "Scarlet Pimpernel" (sp?)

Garden of Egan said...

Ah, Miss Poetess! Such cute pictures. Yep they are cute kiddos for sure.
Great Nativity.
Good for you!

Teachinfourth said...

And you lived to tell...

Scratch that.

...rhyme the tale.

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