Sunday, November 30, 2008

Pancake Sundays.....


Back to the days when Husband and I were dating, we would have pancakes on Sunday. We used to sleep in, then go to IHOP in big L'town, America. It was something easy and we fell into a routine. Then we had two kids in two years, and all that sleeping in and going out for breakfast came to a screeching halt.

So we started a new family tradition.....on Saturdays Husband gets to sleep in and I get up at the a$$ crack of dawn with the kids. (please tell me at what age they start sleeping in??) Then on Sunday I get to sleep in ...Husband gets up and makes pancakes and sausage with the kids.

During TDY's (Army speak= short trip away from your family, usually a week or so), I always try to keep things as close to our normal routines. Of course this morning, I did this pancake tradition but with a little twist.



I started storing all the seasonal things like Santa pancake molds, Christmas dishes, etc with all the holiday storage. Note to self: do a post on how I organized these things...it makes it so easy this year. This weekend we put the tree up, decorated the fireplace, and little touches of Christmas all through the house.

Anyhow, this morning, I managed to do the whole thing one more time without Husband....I made the cutest little pancakes in the shapes of Santa, stockings, sleds, and a snowman. I am not that much a pancake eater anymore, but I did get in my token cup of coffee with my new Chocolate mocha creamer. Yes, I like girlie coffee.

Happy Sunday, y'all

PS....Boomer Sooner....any time OU beats OSU it is a good weekend!

12 comments:

Fleur de Lisa said...

I think kids start sleeping in somewhere around 12. :)

I love pancakes, they were a weekend family tradition. Now my teenage son likes to sleep past breakfast on the weekends. Talk about sleeping in!

lisagh said...

Pancake molds - love the idea. Wonder if it'd work with cookie cutters?

Corey~living and loving said...

I do love pancakes....and traditions. Can I come next Sunday? I want a santa one. :)

Izzy 'N Emmy said...

Sounds like fun! We do pancakes and sausage on Sunday's too. We try to take turns sleeping in but usually the girls need my attention a lot sooner than I'd like. LOL!

Izzy 'N Emmy said...

Happy Anniversary!!

You and Hubby are a beautiful couple!

pennythequeen/queeniep said...

ya, ya, ya... you have to be tought to be a Cowboy! not everyone can handle that. Anybody can be a Sooner. hahahaha

The kids start sleepin in about
4th grade. BUT, there is some hope. In about 2rd gr. I would set the cereal bowls, cereal and maybe some premade cinnamon rolls on the table the night before. The kids could get up and eat them without waking us. I would spread a sheet on the floor or put it over a card table like a tent. That way it was special for them and I got to sleep. There is light in the tunnel of crack a$$ mornings.

Tabitha Blue said...

Great tradition, and those pancakes look like fun to eat!! I bet the kids liked them... I really want my little one to sleep in too :)

Janet said...

did you know Splenda has a mocha sweetener now?

Moi said...

the only reason we'll delay having kids is for that one reason :D

Little Town Big Life said...

Love the pancake shapes! You are such a good mom!!!

Happy Holidays!

CC said...

Santa pancakes???!! Can I come over too??

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