Saturday, May 23, 2009

I'm Gonna Miss This...

Last year, we started a new family tradition...that on the first day of ANY vacation, we head to IHOP for breakfast at the buttcrackofdawn!! Since our clocks (your brains and bodies, that is) are still on school time, and we are still up at our 'normal school' time, we decided to go and have breakfast as a family at one of our fav places!

Brendan and Colin posing out front..."COME'ON MOM...WE'RE HUNGRY!!"

Colin & Daddy

Brendan & Mommy
I am gonna miss the day when they decide that they are too old and sleepy to join mom and dad for the 1st day of vacation at IHOP. I will miss the laughs and giggles and smiles and yummy food, so for now I will cherish these few days a year when we get to spend that special morning as a family celebrating THE FIRST DAY OF VACATION!!

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11 comments:

LifeAtTheCircus.com said...

What a fabulous tradition! I love it and wanna copy it with my kiddos!! I think traditions are so good for kids and families, it's the stuff like this that you will all look back on with fondness in years to come.

Alicia said...

That is a great tradition!!!!!!

There is an IHOP coming soon right down the street from my house! I can't wait!!!!

Eyeglasses & Endzones said...

Yum! That is one of my boys favorite places but I don't ever take them because they are too far away!!!

Im eating a belgian waffle with strawberries in my mind...

Five Moms & A Blog said...

I don't think my boys will ever be to old to get up for a free breakfast, lol (mom and dad paying).

We have an annual last day of homeschool lunch that my college student son still tries to make if he can!

Loved your contributions, so funny! Wonder what ham is cured of too, lol!

~ Nan (for the Five Moms)

Stacy said...

The panckaes are awesome! Yummy!!! That is a great family tradition.

Stephanie said...

Oh yes crazy tradition! that's awesome though...those are the things that they will remember for the rest of their lives!

He And Me + 3 said...

We love IHOP...just don't have one close enough to go to on that early. LOL Cute pics.
The comment was supposed to be from me from the 5 mom blogs. I asked for suggestions and you gave me EL ZIPO! So thanks for the help. Get it?
Now that you got it...Thanks again for your help on my Friday post. :)
Don't worry, I will still let you stay at my house on the floor. LOL
Love ya!

Sneaky Momma said...

What a great tradition! Nothing like pancakes smothered in strawberry syrup to start the summer. We just may have to do this ourselves! :)
Thanks so much for letting me use your button. I really appreciate it!

Pam said...

Seems like nothing gets big kids out of bed like food!!! especially free (to them!) restaurant food!!!! You may wish they could sleep in and miss it before they make that choice on their own!!!!! LOVE IT!!! Thanks for linking up!

Carrie said...

Oh yum...that's a tradition I want to be a part of! that will be a wonderful memory...I bet that's something that will not be missed any time soon!

Great pics...mmm, making me hungry, even at 8:30PM!

Lisa said...

I love IHOP, but they don't have one close to us. Gotta love traditions!