Thanksgiving morning while we were enjoying the Macy's parade, we cooked a turkey to bring to Mim & Pop's house and decorated our Christmas tree. Did I say we put up our tree??? Mr. O had to work on Friday, so I thought it would be fun for the kids to decorate the tree then. There was no way I could carry and assemble the tree by myself so Mr. O and I put it up on Thursday. Once the tree was up, the kids were too giddy with wanting to decorate...so decorate, we did!!!
We enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving Feast at my parents' house. It's not that often when all of my siblings (5 of us) are together for a holiday dinner. We had a feast for 15 adults and 7 children. All the adults and the 2 youngest babes sat in dining room, while the 5 older cousins sat in the foyer.
As a child growing up in New York City, I remember many holiday dinners sitting at the kids' table in my Nanny's apartment. I also remember wanting to sit with the big people. I don't think any of these children had any desire to join us though.
Do you notice the 2 dogs in the picture? They are not dumb...they know they are going to score some food.
On Friday, we went to the holiday parade at Reston Town Center. This is our third year in a row at this parade. The last 2 years were FREEZING. I think we even left early last year. This year the forecast was partly Sunny and 52 degrees. Let me tell you...it was the coldest 52 degrees I've ever felt. My feet were still cold 5 hours after we left. That said, it was great fun!!!
Here are the kids before the parade started. I love KK's expression. She's NOT happy that Tank is trying to hold her hand.
We were joined by CoCo, Toad, Master B and Baby L. Here's Master B and Baby L.
The highlights of the parade were:
Mr. Potato Head...
Mickey Mouse... [We're going to visit him next month at his house.]
and, finally, Santa & Mrs. Claus! Who needs the Macy's parade when you can have this??? LOL