This year’s Thanksgiving was very special — it was Claire’s first Thanksgiving! She hasn’t started solid foods yet so she wasn’t able to enjoy any of the feast, but we had fun with her.
We started the day by watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and cleaning up the house. Then it was time to head out!
First up was dinner at my grandma’s house with my two uncles. Claire had a bottle before we ate, and took a nap while we looked through the sale ads.
We left a couple of hours later to head back home and rest up before the next meal. David’s parents brought food over and we had our first Thanksgiving meal at our house! Claire chilled out in the swing while we ate.
I made homemade red velvet cake, and it was a hit! I even got fancy and made layers this time.
After our second Thanksgiving meal, we planned out our “Black Thursday” plan of attack. The outlet mall we go to opened at 6 PM (!) this year. I got changed into more comfortable clothes and we were off. We lucked into an open parking spot even though we got 1.5 hours after the mall opened. David’s mom, brother and grandma joined filled out the group. And we started with a trip to Starbucks — our traditional food for late-night shopping.
We did take Claire with us, and many people stopped and asked to see the baby. One lady stopped and told David that “the baby should be in bed!” Good thing I wasn’t there because I would have told her it’s none of her business!
Claire slept for a little while in her stroller, but then she woke up and enjoyed looking around at all of the people and the Christmas lights. She also really enjoyed the wind!
We also braved Target before heading up. We got home around midnight, gave Claire a bottle and put her to bed. She slept until 8 am!
Next year will be even better when Claire is able to enjoy her first Thanksgiving meal.