The 88th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is set to roll Thursday morning, but before the balloons take center stage someone has to blow them all up. As CBS2’s Vanessa Murdock reported, it’s a tradition of its own on the Upper West Side right outside the Museum of Natural History. By Wednesday afternoon, several balloons were already dancing along West 77th Street, with dozens more to go. Fan favorites Snoopy and Woodstock were the first to be inflated by crews decked out in necessary rain gear. There are some newcomers on the block this year too, including Pikachu and Thomas the Tank Engine. And the cold, damp and dreary weather didn’t stop droves of fans from making it to the Macy’s inflation celebration.