Twas 5 o'clock Christmas morning when all through the house
Radley crept to our room as quiet as a mouse
"Buddy, what are you doing? Did Santa bring you some gifts?"
"Not sure momma, I closed my eyes and on my toes I did tip!"
Back to bed we all went with our eyes closed real tight
And when we rolled back from bed..oh what a SIGHT!
Santa had come and our wishes came true
Hot Wheels, Art Supplies and some puzzles, too
Some new sleeping buddies just like at the store
And Alfie, the elf, was off to the North Pole once more
Wait? Who's that in the bottom right pic?
Mom and Dad were there, too - now that is legit!
Gigi and Pops headed over with haste
For his famous bacon and rolls, not a moment to waste
We laughed and we played and then we got back to work
Sorting these gifts is a job you can't shirk
Everyone was happy with smiles spread wide
But nothing compares to a sibling by your side
Big gifts are great but what's simply the best
Is a gift picked with love, you simply can't protest
My favorite gift wasn't a wrapped with a bow
It filled the room like a tree all a glow
Packaged in hugs and kisses galore
I'd never be able to ask for anything more
My second favorite part was the look of such glee
At opening a gift with a "Is this one for ME!?"
Whether crazy or silly, big or quite small
There was something to be had by one and by all
And then we were done opening all of the things
"What? There's one more? What do you mean?"
What could be inside - why's it so big?
It takes everyone's help, all 3 of the kids
They finally got it opened and peeked on inside
NEW YORK? They exclaimed (and then Landry cried).
Finally it was time for a just a tiny bit of rest
Then back to the stove, a place I like best
Cooking for family and our sweet friends, too
(Heck, come one over, I'll even cook for you!)
What a wonderful celebration of the Jesus' birth
When love is what defines our incredible worth
Sent from heaven to die and rise again
Thank you isn't enough but it's where I'll begin
A day filled with love, a day filled with fun
A day filled with something for each and everyone
Then finally it was time to turn out the light
Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!