11.22.2012

MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE!


we braved the macy's crowds to see the parade this morning, and what will never cease to amaze me is how blasted cold it gets looking at those balloons, even when it isn't particularly cold out. 

while we stood there shivering, brandon and i talked about henry's first thanksgiving, when we lived on the corner of central park west. we'd barely woken up  and were snuggled in bed that morning when we heard a marching band from the street and thought, oh hey, are we on the parade route? brandon stuck his head out the window and yes we were! we took turns peeking our heads out the window by the bed to watch the balloons float by, wearing just our pajamas and bed heads. huck was three or four weeks old and still moved awkwardly like a slow-motion t-rex. it was heaven. 

so, while my mom's mixing up the green bean casserole and before it's my turn to throw together the sweet potatoes, i'll just toss up few photos from this morning, thanks to brandon and my little brother blake's magic clicky fingers.

(that enormous chocolate cookie would be henry holbrook's breakfast. parents of the year!)
we love the parade! but after a while ... it starts to get a little painful.
we were freeeeeeezing.
but you've gotta hold out for santa!
 we made it!

happy thanksgiving! i sincerely hope you watched the dog show after.

p.s.
bonus parade dance party with reluctant brothers!

bT5DYC on Make A Gif, Animated Gifs

blogger's first gif, aren't we so proud.

43 comments :

  1. hahaha... I a-d-o-r-e-d Henry's amazed little face after the Charie Brown series of pics. Happy thanksgiving!

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  2. oh my! your parade puts my philly one to shame! happy thanksgiving! your gif is adorable!

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  3. So cute! The parade must be awesome in real life!
    xxx

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  4. I love that you're wearing the stroller mittens ;) These pictures made me miss home sooo much, can't wait to experience an american thanksgiving again next year!
    Time Stand Still

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  5. This has always been on my bucket list! Can't wait to make it happen! Happy Thanksgiving! XO

    eden
    http://edenmarie44.blogspot.com

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  6. Yet again, oh my heart. Columbus Circle... miss the Aveda, the Duane Reade and Starbucks on 57th... and of course... WHOLE FOODS!

    Love your dancing leopard shoes, by the way! Happy thanksgiving!

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  7. you kissing henrys cheek with his chocolate cookie mouth? cutest. pic. ever.

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  8. Sometimes, I would swear Henry is a Holbrook. But then I think he's completely a Lovin. His face is like an illusion.

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  9. I'm totally doing the Thanksgiving parade someday. But, maybe from a warm window? Happy Thanksgiving!

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  10. LOVE the giant kermit!! That photo made my day. Happy Thanksgiving x

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  11. Love love love your boots! Where are they from? And happy Thanksgiving!!

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    1. thanks! they're from shoemint, they're a new sponsor of the blog. they're pretty comfortable! and happy thanksgiving back atcha!

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  12. i totally watched the dog show...looks like you guys had a blast. love the gif at the end! ha :)

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  13. looks like so much fun! henry looks like he had a blast and that's all that really matters!

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  14. Oh, Huck's face looking at that balloon...worth it, right?

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  15. how fun!! love these pictures

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  16. That looks like such an awesome day! You guys look like you had so much fun.

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  17. natalie.. i know you love dry shampoo and all, but please wash your hair once in a while. you look homeless. :-/

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    1. haha anecruxis, THANK YOU for this comment, because brandon's been quoting it all weekend and it's turned into the silliest little running joke between us. my hair was so rangy that morning, i barely had enough time in the bathroom to look at myself that day between all the house guests. homeless for sure. ;) have a good weekend!

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  18. That's wonderful your family was able to come out! It looks like a lovely day and you look adorable (even your hair!) :)

    xo
    Rachel

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  19. Natalie, what's the scoop on those cute leopard booties?

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    1. they're from shoemint! aren't they cute?? they're a new sponsor.

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  20. haha so proud! ;) It. Looks. COLD. I understand the dancing- smart way to warm up! Plus fun.
    xo

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  21. k, oops, that comment from "Zack" is actually from me. That's what happens when you use your husband's computer. ;)

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  22. Love the gif, but love your outfit more! Can you give us a head to toe rundown? That scarf, sweater, coat....

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  23. I love your outfit so much!

    Lauren @ laurenelizabethrogers.blogspot.com

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  24. Aaaaawww you look so happy with your siblings! And that last gif is funny! Your brother looks kinda helpess but amused. hahaha

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  25. Gasp! Sonic the Hedgehog! My whole childhood just flashed before my eyes! Bwahahah. (Too many exclamation points for a start of a sentence! Okay, I'll stop 'em...nnnnnnow.) You all look fabulous and happy, albeit cold, and happy belated Thanksgiving.

    Oh, and your gif?

    Rocks the CASBAH. Ruh-hawks, I tells ya!

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    1. Ahem...I meant "for the start of a post," not sentence. ACK!

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  26. Lucky!!! The photos are awesome, thank you for sharing!

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  27. oh my gosh huck's face in that one pic is pure happiness!!

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  28. Buck totally has your dad's nose! And I don't think your mom has aged a day since 1996.

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  29. Um, Huck. Stupid touch screen.

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  30. Lovely photos! As a Brit I find it all very exotic the idea of having another big holiday immediately before Christmas (and everyone gets their trees straight after? My family have a strict 1 DEC rule, to stop us basically having decorations up all year;)

    and this is a great, super-simple tutorial for making gifs in CS5 if you're keen: http://www.briandalessandro.com/blog/create-an-animated-gif-in-photoshop-cs5/

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  31. I have to say (and I can't believe no one else has), that in the up close pic of Brandon and Huck, Brandon looks just like Conan!

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  32. Oh gosh, watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is a family tradition for us!! And there's nothing like Santa at the end of the parade to really put you in the holiday spirit! I'm so jealous you live in the greatest city that holds this! And that picture of Huck with chocolate on his face while you kiss him is just priceless.
    And let's not talk about the dog show! All of the dogs are so ridiculously huge/small/wrinkly/shaggy. The cuteness overload is just too much to handle ;)
    xo TJ

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  33. Love the post! Dare I ask where your coat is from? I'm looking for something just like it!

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  34. Love all the pictures! It's my dream to go to that parade some day!

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  35. WOW, but Henry looks (exactly) like his Grampa Lovin!

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  36. WOW, but Henry looks (exactly) like his Grampa Lovin!

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  37. Great photos, and I love your outfit!

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