We had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Erick's mom came to spend the holiday with us, and enjoyed the perfect balance of relaxation and excitement.
This is our second year in St. Louis for Thanksgiving, but our first trip to the downtown Thanksgiving Parade. It was a chilly and windy morning, and we did wait for quite a while for the parade to begin.
But it was quickly worth the wait. Sophia waved at everyone as they passed.
And she got up close with several of the parade participants. All in all, it was a great parade morning.
Our second and most exciting adventure was last night when we went to see Mamma Mia at the Fabulous Fox Theatre. We had bought tickets for Mary's birthday in October, so we've been looking forward to this for a while.
Sophia just loves getting dressed up for a big evening out. She was sweet and excited and so much fun to see the show with.
We all followed Sophia's cue and got fancy for our night at the theatre.
At the end of the show, everyone was on their feet, and Sophia was dancing in the aisle - once she caught her breath from the excitement.
It has been a wonderful start to our holiday. I spent the day today not feeling too great, but we still managed to get our decorations up before I took a nap. I can't wait to see what the rest of the season has in store for us!