A Thanksgiving Tradition.

Mine, Brian, and Emily's Thanksgiving traditions lived on this year and we had a wonderful day. After stopping at d-lite Donuts on Broadway Thanksgiving morning, we hopped on the R train and made our way to Midtown Manhattan. We followed the masses toward Sixth Avenue, and secured a spot off of 57th Street with a great view of the skyline. Shortly after the parade started uptown at 9 am, we heard the echoes of cheering and applause as the first police cars and balloons made their way towards us. I still tear up every time I see the first balloons of the parade float by with the skyline stretching behind them. I still can't believe I get to live in this amazing city; the city I watched and admired on TV every Thanksgiving as a little girl in Minnesota. Being at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will always hold a special place in my heart.
We cheered with the crowds as each balloon passed and eagerly awaited the newbies to float by. Papa Smurf lived up to his expectations, as did Hello Kitty. We left before Elf on the Shelf made it to us, but he looked perfect on TV as we watched the entire parade a second time from home in our pajamas later that afternoon.
I have so much to be grateful for. I hope you all had a wonderful holiday! 

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  1. Aw. Love the Kermit and Papa Smurf floats best. Too cute!

    Your post is really sweet -- there's nothing quite like traditions to look forward to and look BACK on. They form such a special part of both our childhoods and adulthoods.

    Okay, sappy much? Heh heh.

  2. Sounds like such an incredible way to spend Thanksgiving! I bet Emily enjoyed it most of all :)


  3. wow, so much fun! That's awesome you get to see the parade live. Oh the perks of living in NYC!

  4. How fun!!! It must be awesome to live in NY this time of the year!!

  5. Great photographs of the amazing floats at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade! I love how giant they look juxtaposed to the side of the buildings! I've only attended once in my life and two years ago, Tommy and I along with a couple of friends went down to see the balloons inflating and resting in their respective spots late the night before the parade, that too was surreal! xo

  6. i have never seen the macy's parade in person! what fun! my mom and i always watch while we are cooking the turkey and baking the pumpkin pies...

    next year i will have to try to take my niece; she will be old enough then to appreciate it more!



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