Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Last week we went to New Jersey for Thanksgiving. Such a fun, fun, fun trip! One of the highlights of the trip was going to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade....
This was our first time in New York City as a family. 
Josh's brother Jake works in NYC and one of his partners has an awesome office building on sixth avenue right next to the Macy's building. We were so grateful for Jake's "hook-up" because we had such a great time watching the parade from a warm third-floor office!
We had to get there early, before they totally blocked off the streets, so we had about an hour to eat the catered breakfast and hang out. Bryn loved reading with her Grandma Hawkins.
 My mother in law, cute new nephew, Josh's brother Jake, and Josh
Please ignore Bryn's bedhead (we had an early start that morning!), but I love these two cute girls!
Jake and Tyra's kids were so, so sweet with Mya. She was in heaven all week, constantly being held and played with. 

Mya fell asleep before the parade even started and spent the rest of the morning napping under someone's desk.
Once the parade began we just watched it from our seats or got a closer look at the windows. 

 Bryn's favorite balloon was Buzz Lightyear, but Kung Foo Panda was another favorite.
 Bryn and her cousin Isaac

 Big thanks to Jake for making this happen! It was such a fun experience to see the parade in person and have so much fun hanging out with family.


Nate and Julie said...

Looks like so much fun! It is a dream of mine to go to the Macy's parade someday. And staying out of the cold makes it look that much more appealing!

mj said...

How fun! Leah would have died and gone to heaven to see an enormous Po from Kung Fu Panda. Oh my.

Tiffany Toronto said...

Oh I am so glad you were able to go! Someday we may venture out bravely and experience NYC with our kiddos :)

JS said...

so so so so fun! I watched it on TV thinking, I think one year we will have to go and see it! For another year...

Happy Thanksgiving!

A McKenzie Minute said...

Looks like it was so much fun! Definitely not something that everyone gets to do!

ps - your girls could not be cuter!!

Michelle said...

oh my gosh Laura, this is AMAZING! I am sooooo jealous! what a fun family outing!

Diana Hulme said...

This is so guys had such a prime viewing spot! :)