"Don't you know turkey induces labor?" my doctor told me when I went to the hospital the day after Thanksgiving in 2006. Hardy har har. Brynn wasn't due for another nine days, but after a false alarm the day before Thanksgiving and quietly laboring through my turkey and mashed potatoes, I was ready to meet my first born. So while the world was in a frenzy over Black Friday deals and steals, I was hee-hee-hooing through contractions with nothing on tv but "Saved by the Bell" reruns. Sorry, but Screech doesn't exactly make for a good focal point when you're in the worst pain of your life...just sayin.
I would say within days of Brynn's birth, I realized that every few years, her birthday would fall on Thanksgiving. I mustered up what few brain cells this new mom was left with and calculated that 2011 would be the first time Brynn's birthday and Thanksgiving would coincide. A whiz with numbers, I figured she'd be 5 years old in 2011, and what better way to spend a little girl's fifth birthday than to go to New York and see the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade? I made a promise to my little nugget that we would do just that, and I'm happy to report I made good on my promise...which is why I'm a little late with this post.
Such a trooper...up at 5am to take the subway in from Brooklyn
Spongebob was Brynn's favorite balloon
Kung Fu Panda was mine
Gotta love the classics...poor Snoopy was a bit weathered and worn!
Spiderman was pretty impressive
Psimas self portrait (shhhh...don't tell Ryan he's on here!)
I know I'll never forget celebrating Brynn's 5th birthday in grand fashion...hopefully she doesn't either! Now I'm wondering if we've set the bar too high for Camryn...
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