Friday, November 28, 2008

Pie a la Ode

'Tis the day after Thanksgiving, and all through the house,
I see plates, forks, and pie crumbs; three kids; and my spouse.

The turkey's half eaten, the potatoes all gone.
The kids are wound up since the holiday's done.

The feast - it was splendid. We hosted this year.
We missed Mike and Brittany, who couldn't be here.

We ate turkey and gravy and corn and green beans,
Rolls and fruit salad and homemade ice cream.

After eating (and seconds,) we adjourned to the floor
Where Grace entertained us with puzzles and more.

The boys started wrestling, climbing uncles like trees.
Grace taught Uncle Danny to do ABC's.

After Yahtzee and dominoes, the boys went to bed.
Then the real fun began; (please don't tell them I said.)

We broke out the board games, and had seconds of pie.
We played and we laughed as the hours went by.

Finally, as midnight was closing in near,
We divvied up leftovers and cleared out of here,

Thankful for family and shelter and laughter
And all of the memories we have the day after.

This morning, we traded in turkey and pie
For early bird shopping and Christmas songs {sigh.}


Leah Marie said...

Very Cute. It looks like you guys had a blast!

Andelin said...

I love it! You're so clever!