We started off the day like any American family should, we watched the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. I have been watching it on Turkey Day since I was little and I love it every year. I especially love watching Annie and Megan while they watch it. They are just so fascinated with each float/balloon/musical performance. My only complaint is that NBC (the network we watched it on) spent way too much time interviewing stars from their shows. I hope that they don't plan to spend that much time doing it next year or we will be watching on a different network.
Carlos carving the turkey.
The kids modeling the turkey headbands they made!
I took the kids shopping on Saturday to pick out toys for the toy shop at our church. We were buying for children the same age/gender as our own so it was kind of neat. We will drop the gifts off at church this weekend and they will be set up in a Toy Shop that our church hosts. Families from the community, who are down on their luck and need a bit of help, will get to come and "shop" for gifts for their children in the Toy Shop. I think it's such a great idea. The girls and I will be volunteering in the Toy Shop one morning. I am really trying to find ways for our family to give back this holiday season. We are so blessed and I just want to share some of our blessings with others and teach the kids that there is more to life than what is inside the walls of our cozy home.