Thursday, 29 November 2012
Last week we partied really hard. We had an enjoyable Thanksgiving feast with two of my lovely sisters. Now that Thanksgiving is over the Christmas season is in full swing here in NYC. Christmas time is one of my favorite times to be in the city. The whole city is decorated and it is lovely.
I did a French Thanksgiving dinner. Well the turkey, stuffing, and apple cake were French. The rest of the food was good old home favorites. Thanks Ellen for peeling carrots and potatos. Bethany did an exquisite job slicing the potatos. It made for quite a delicious potatos au gratin. Yum!
Oh the plaza. So lovely and beautiful at Christmas time. I want to go have tea there sometime. Cosette and I can go and pretend we are Eloise at the Plaza.
5th Ave. shops all had there beautiful Christmas displays out.
We made a stop at the Balto statue in Central Park. It is sentimental since we grew up on the movie. I planned my Mom's birthday party the year that movie came out. We were going to go to Chuck-e-cheese and then go see Balto for her birthday. Pretty awesome party planning done by an eight year old. My parents actually went a long with my party plans and it was a great night. Cute little anecdote for ya.
We stopped by Macy's to pay a visit to Santa Claus. The Santa Land at Macy's is reall well done. Makes you excited for Christmas!
We have all been good so I think Santa will be good to us this Christmas.
The best part of Thanksgiving this year was going to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. This was our fist time going and it will not be our last. The parade was fantastic! Okay there a are ton of photos in this post. The parade was over two hours long and we documented every bit of it.
The original cast of Sesame Street made a stop. I love Elmo's face in the picture.
If you look in the top left corner Jimmy Fallon is rocking out.
Lyndon's favorite was Pikachu.
A Tennessee marching band from Father Ryan was there. Us three sisters were beaming with southern pride.
Whoopi Goldberg was the pirate queen.
This group was really funny. They are called the Briefcase Brigade. Lyndon will be joining them in a couple of years.
Manheim Steam Roller
Kareem Abdul Jabbar
I think Cosette's favorite part was eating cheese puffs with this little girl.
The most excited I got during the parade was when we saw the US Women's Olympic Gymnastics team! So exciting! USA! USA! USA!
Don Mclean was there.
Flo Rida. Some of the people in our group who did not know who he was called him Florida like the state, haha. I guess I should not laugh. If it were not for my brother I might not know who he is either.
The parade was fantastic! Thank you Lyndon for getting there so early and meetin up with our friends to get good seats. Since Santa has brought in Christmas I can officially say Merry Christmas!