12/1/09

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Norman, Eli, Chase and I decided at the last minute to go to NYC to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and it was WONDERFUL!!!  Jordan (my brother) and Callie (his girlfriend) were able to miraculously find affordable plane tickets to come out and go with us, and that made the trip so very special.

I’m going to make our trip into a two part post because I have a lot of pictures I want to share.  The first day, obviously, we did the parade.  We showed up around 6:30’ish to claim our spot, and we were prepared to wait and keep the boys as patient as possible.  It is hard on the little ones, but they weren’t alone, and they found fun ways to pass the time. 

Macys1Callie helped them pass the time by playing this little basketball game they got in a Happy Meal…

Macys8  Then they found some friends who had some really neat electronic games…Do you notice how DARK it still is?  It was so early…and considering we got to bed at like 2am, we were still exhausted. 

Macys9 Here is our group hanging out and waiting on the parade to begin!

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Still waiting…

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And then YAY! After nearly 3 hours of waiting in the cold…it began!

Macys14 Macys19 Macys16 Macys17 Macys12 Macys22 And here we are for our Thanksgiving Dinner.  Which was weird…we either had burgers or popcorn shrimp.  Their holiday menu didn’t seem all that appetizing ;).  But we were together, and although we were more exhausted than I think we could ever express, we had a once in a lifetime experience and were so blessed to get to experience it together. 

 

To read part two, CLICK HERE.

4 comments:

Stacey said...

How fun! I'm glad you had a great time! Can't wait to see the rest of the pictures.

Parchey Family said...

Stacey,

It looks like you and your family had a great time. I really appreciate what you said in your last post. Can't wait to meet you and your boys. Angie

New Girl on Post said...

I am so jealous you went to the Macy's Parade! That's something I've wanted to do for years and years!

Stacey said...

Thank you all so much!! It was amazing!!!