The entire family came to New York City for Thanksgiving this year!
Talk about full house! Or should I say full apartment! They arrived on
Thanksgiving day. Sara and I were busy cooking when they arrived.
Jesse and Nick were hosting Thanksgiving due to the lack of baby
proofing of my apartment. Theirs was already secure and safe for a
crawling kid on the move. The family each grabbed an important side
dish and we walked over to celebrate with our friends and family!
Jesse and Nick were responsible for the turkey, stuffing and gravy.
Sara and I made the Meatball Shop's Gobble Gobble balls and Pork
balls. We also made mashed potatoes, Jennie's families green bean
casserole, corn souffle, brussels sprouts, a side salad, cranberry sauce,
and some biscuits. I also had a pumpkin cheesecake ordered from
The Little Cupcake Bakeshop on Prince Street. My favorite bakery!
And, last but not the very least, Vesco Ridge Vineyards supplied the
fantastic wine. I'm pretty sure we went through more wine than food.
But that isn't a surprise is it?
Friday morning we ate breakfast and headed uptown, Grandpa had one
dream, to take Bennett to FAO Schwartz. The little dude took a nice nap
on the subway. Could you ask for more perfect timing?
When he woke up, he was ready to rock and roll!
You cannot go to FAO Schwartz without first stopping and taking a family
photo in front of the Apple store cube. Did I mention Oliver came along too?
FAO Schwartz was insane! Oliver found the perfect ride and
Bennett was trying to take everything in. Pool little Oliver, there
were so many strollers and kiddie feet, he would have been flattened.
We even made a pit stop by Rockefeller Plaza to get a family
photo in front of the tree! That tongue made another appearance.
And one more...
After our big outing, everyone went home for naps and then we headed back out
for an early dinner at our favorite pizza spot, Rubirosa. Bennett very much enjoyed
the evening as you can tell. We stuffed ourselves silly with pasta, pizza, salad
The little guy passed out on the way home. Looks like he is dreaming
sweet thoughts of his awesome day! Someone really did NYC right!
The next day, we hung around the house all day relaxing and spending
time with the family. Bennett was in a great mood.
Until I told him he was leaving the next day....
Then I got that look.
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! XO