hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving day yesterday with loved ones! we were here in the city for thanksgiving and started our day with friends at landmarc at columbus circle for breakfast. the restaurant has a great view of the macy’s day parade which passes by outside so it was a genius way to stay warm while still enjoying the floats and balloons outside.
we came home to begin making our own little thanksgiving feast for our family. since our first year of marriage, we’ve had a lot of fun doing all the prepping and cooking ourselves. i admit josh does most of the heavier work in the kitchen but we sure do have fun in there together as a family.
while the turkey cooked we hung out together as a family. we talked a lot about how we’d like to celebrate the holidays in years to come as a family. kids change everything! it will be interesting to see how traditions evolve over the years.
these photos were taken with the Canon EOS 6D Digital SLR, which we use for both full HD video and stills. my dishes are from an anthropologie sale from a few years back. they still have this color available. the linens for the table are also from anthro (bought them tuesday so they are recent!) my shirt is vintage and samson’s shirt is from zara. his bowtie is from polarn o pyret. eleanor’s dress is something i bought at anthro for her long before i was ever even pregnant. love that i have a daughter who can wear it now and that it finally fits!
^^^at breakfast! coloring with friends.^^^
^^^watching the balloons and floats below!^^^
^^^the waitress gave all the littles cotton candy when we were wrapping up breakfast. i do believe it was the highlight of their morning. even over the parade, the balloons, the floats, and costumes. it was pretty awesome if i do say so myself.^^^
^^^back at home after breakfast to begin prepping our big feast!^^^
^^^samson contributed by helping me set the table. he did so great! i think it will be his chore from now on.^^^
^^^playing photographer with samson! (thank you, joy, for the cute camera!) eleanor isn’t pictured in any of these because she likes to run around our apartment practically naked these days. ;) ^^^
^^^dinner is served! the table looked so beautiful with josh’s turkey and trimmings. i’m so thankful he loves to cook as much as he does. also, full disclosure, we had fed the littles some corn on the cob about a half hour before we ate because they were getting pretty hungry. so they weren’t very interested in their dinner after only a few bites. and then we were awesome parents and let them get down and go watch a movie together on the computer while we ate. :) ^^^
^^^homemade apple pie!^^^
^^^i wish we had fresh flowers on the table every day. they make me so happy.^^^
^^^these three faces are my favorite. i am so thankful for them. and also, that it is friday which means we are FINALLY putting our christmas tree up! and also, i can say MERRY CHRISTMAS now and no one can be like, “please let thanksgiving have a moment first.” ;) ^^^