Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Over the River and Through the Woods


We are all super excited because we get to go to Grandma's house this year for Thanksgiving.

One thing I did this year was I made sure I had a spotlessly tidy home before we left.  I am so busy with homeschool.  babies, etc and the house is the last on the list.  It will still be here when the kids leave so I don't worry about it.  But I wanted to come home to a tidy home so I rushed around and got the home clean yesterday.  Along with packing for 10 people and getting lessons ready for next term.  

So I think I am going to sleep the entire way down!!

We love to sing in the car on long trips.  So happy we have a singing family.  Kids know oodles of different songs and I have been searching for some Thanksgiving songs.  Here is a really good one!

Over the river, and through the wood,
To Grandfather's house we go;
The horse knows the way to carry the sleigh
through the white and drifted snow.
Over the river, and through the wood,
To Grandfather's house away!
We would not stop for doll or top,
For this is Thanksgiving Day.
Over the river, and through the wood—
Oh, how the wind does blow!
It stings the toes and bites the nose
As over the ground we go.
Over the river, and through the wood,
With a clear blue winter sky,
The dogs do bark, and children hark,
As we go jingling by.
Over the river, and through the wood,
To have a first-rate play.
Hear the bells ring, "Ting-a-ling-ding",
Hurrah for Thanksgiving Day!
Over the river, and through the wood,
No matter for winds that blow,
Or if we get the sleigh upset
Into a bank of snow
Over the river, and through the wood,
To see little John and Ann.
We will kiss them all, and play snow-ball,
And stay as long as we can.
Over the river, and through the wood
Trot fast, my dapple-gray!
Spring over the ground like a hunting-hound,
For this is Thanksgiving Day.
Over the river, and through the wood—
And straight through the barnyard gate,
We seem to go extremely slow,
It is so hard to wait!
Over the river, and through the wood,
Old Jowler hears our bells.
He shakes his pow, with a loud bow-wow,
And thus the news he tells.
Over the river, and through the wood,
When Grandmother sees us come,
She will say, "Oh, dear, the children are here,
Bring a pie for everyone."
Over the river, and through the wood—
Now Grandmother's cap I spy!
Hurrah for the fun! Is the pudding done?
Hurrah for the pumpkin pie!



So what do you do on long trips to pass the time?

2 comments:

The Real Me! said...

As a kid we drove from Florida to Maine and back EVERY Summer and my parents weren't really the fun traveling type. LOL! So I slept most of the way. With our kids we turn on happy music and play eye spy and color and stuff.
Have a great trip and have a Happy Thanksgiving.
HUGS
Kim

Mrs.B said...

LOL yeah trips with my family were not fun, but I am changing that family tradition.

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