Tuesday, December 2, 2008

On a lighter note

I wanted to post some pictures from the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Here's my attempt at a self portrait, me and Sean! I know people do it successfully all the time, but I was lucky that I got any of my face in it!! The worst part is that these are the best pictures of me all day! I am so not photogenic and my hubby can't take a good picture of me to save his life!


Say Cheese!!!!

Kermit is my number one all time favorite muppet character...followed by Grover, a very close second!

Then there's Snoopy...who doesn't love him? He's another of my all time favorites! Where you see the balloons with the street light and building in the background is the side street where they come out of and join the parade behind their respective float. It was so cool to watch!

And yes, we are really that close to the balloons! We even had confetti thrown on us by marching clowns...it was awesome!

And Buzz Lightyear...I believe he was the biggest balloon this year at 6 stories tall...he was fantastic!

This is some of our group: Nino is the guy with the glasses...he's an actor (I am so sorry Nino, but what where you in again? Oops...and he has the whitest teeth ever! Definitely an actor!) and his girlfriend Rina next to him. They are so sweet! My husbands cousin Jim is behind/between them and his oldest boy is on the right not looking at the camera. Jim is a NYC fire fighter and his badge is what got us so close! Thanks Jim! My Joey is sitting up on the street control box thingy...I think it's the thing that houses the stuff that makes the crosswalk signs and traffic lights work! Anyway, he definitely had the best view of the parade!

And speaking of actors...I didn't get a picture of him, but we saw Alec Baldwin on the corner of Columbus and something and he was on his cell phone. Kinda cool huh? One of the perks of living on Long Island and spending time in Manhattan...playgrounds for the rich and famous! Of course, that does NOT include me, lol! I did however take pictures of Miley Cyrus (Hannah Montana) and Miranda Cosgrove (iCarly)...I figure someday my boys will appreciate that!

I want to also say thanks to everyone for their kind words and understanding. It really meant a lot to be able to share my grief. I think it definitely helps the healing process. I really appreciate all of my wonderful blogger friends who visit and leave me comments...on both the good and the sad.

Have a great day...hope I will get around to posting some cards this week!

16 comments:

Bonnie (eggette) said...

Very cool! We never see anybody, well, except the local people who are definitely NOT actors! but I luv 'em anyway........fabulous Parade and the pictures of you and your little guy are sweet!! Word verification today says phrol....

Rose Ann said...

I think you did great with your self portrait!! Sean is a darling, and I think you look great!! Awesome pictures of the parade, and very cool that you were able to see some "stars"!!

Ila said...

Wow!! what Fabulous photos...I think the ones of you and your son are Beautiful!!...and the parade pics are Awesome...can only imagine seeing Alex Baldwin...Wow!!...TFS..Hugs, Ila

Joan said...

All your photos are great!!!!

Bev said...

So sorry to hear about the loss of the family pet....I know how tough it can be.

On a lighter note, I love your parade pics - looks like you guys had a great time!

I've given you an award on my blog....you inspire me in a special way....

Huggs!

Cindy Haffner said...

Great pictures, what fun.

Shirley said...

You are as pretty as your photo and your son is precious!! Thanks for sharing the event!

Candy said...

Looks like all had a good time, I think there great pictures!!

Julia Aston said...

What a fun day at the parade! looks like the weather was near perfect! thanks for sharing your fun photos!

Catherine said...

TFS, Danielle. Those are great pics :)

Jamie Martin said...

Great pictures from the parade, we watched it on T.V. :)

noble pig said...

How absolutely exciting to be there! I think your picture looks great!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

I would LOVE to go to the Macy's Day parade some day! We've been to NYC twice in the last year, always look for *famous* people, but we never seen any. I would have loved to get a glimpse of Alec IRL. Very cool!

Great pics!

Curt in Carmel said...

These are great pics! Thanks for sharing! Best, Curt

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Oh how cool to be at the Macy's parade. I watched it on TV and have always wanted to go. I bet NY is beautiful during the holiday season. Love the balloons. LOL on the Miley photo!

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

And I forgot to say, your photo of you is fantastic!!!!!!