Saturday, January 23, 2010

Animal crackers and cocoa to drink

I enjoyed a fun activity with Kyla this week that I just had to share with all of you.....

Animal Crackers

Animal crackers and cocoa to drink,
  That is the finest of suppers, I think;
    When I'm grown up and can have what I please
  I think I shall always insist upon these.

What do you choose when you're offered a treat?
When Mother says, "What would you like best to eat?"
Is it waffles and syrup, or cinnamon toast?
It's cocoa and animals that I love the most.

The kitchen's the cosiest place that I know:
The kettle is singing, the stove is aglow,
And there in the twilight, how jolly to see,
The cocoa and animals waiting for me.

Daddy and Mother dine later in state,
With Mary to cook for them, Susan to wait;
But they don't have nearly as much fun as I
Who eat in the kitchen with nurse standing by;

And Daddy once said he would like to be me
Having cocoa and animals once more for tea!
--Christopher Marley

Aren't her eyes just beautiful? And check out that chocolate mustache!:)

While I read the poem to her, she loved eating this snack after her nap. I'll share the cracker and cocoa recipes soon. Stay tuned!

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