Monday, November 26, 2007

the amazing macy's thanksgiving parade

Lucky for the Rose/Hennighausen/Gump Family, Kristian's office is right in Herald Square where Macy's resides and the parade concludes.
We were able to hang out the window and cheer (until the police told us to close it) and the view was spectacular. Here are a few of the highlights...

Our parade watching spot

Snoop Dawg


Steve Erwin's wife and daughter. It was neat to feel how excited everyone was to see them. No, we weren't excited to see Corbin Bleu from High School Musical

Katy's childhood favorite. Hairspray cast

The real live Sesame Street cast!
Anyone remember Mario from back in the day?
There he is!

Good ole Dolly

We randomly saw our old high school friend, Kip, with one of the groups. After getting about 20 people to yell his name on 3, he actually looked up and saw us hanging out of the window!

And of course, last but not least... Santa! Let the Christmas Season Begin! (that is, if you are not Katy or Anne who consider the day after Halloween to be an acceptable Season kick-off)
My questions is who are those lucky kids who get to ride with Santa in his sleigh?! How were they chosen? What must they be thinking? Honestly, they looked a little uncomfortable and bored. Maybe they were just so awestruck by the jolly presence in which they sat.

More pics to come on the rest of the great Thanksgiving weekend!