SATURDAY MORNING TRADITION

07/20/2016

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Saturday mornings are one of my favorite times to spend together with my family. After a long, crazy week of work, school, and activities, we get woken up by the little kids, bright and early for breakfast and Saturday morning cartoons—yes, we still watch them. We watch the classics like Tom and Jerry, Loony Tunes, Garfield and Friends, or the old Micky Mouse episodes on the computer in our kitchen, since the networks no longer air the nostalgic Saturday lineup we adults loved as kids. When I grew up, there wasn’t access to 24-hour, on-demand cartoons and Saturday mornings were really special. I still want that for my kids, even though times have changed, so this small tradition is one that we look forward to and it always starts the weekend off right.

We usually make a bunch of different breakfast foods to cater to each of our likings or cravings week-to-week—eggs, pancakes or waffles, french toast, biscuits, sausage and bacon, skillet potatoes, and cereal and milk. We stay in our pajamas and powwow around the kitchen, talking about our weekend plans, watching cartoons, telling jokes, and playing this Q&A/trivia game that our family loves. Early morning bed-heads, tired eyes, giggles, the smell of fresh coffee, kids helping crack eggs and stirring batter, the sizzle of bacon, an ice-cold bowl of crunchy cereal, drinking the milk out of the bowl—it’s so incredibly simple, but to us this is the good life.

This past Saturday we watched Chip and Dale classics over a bowl of our favorite new cereal from our friends at Annie’s. The kids love the fun bunny-shaped varieties and the cocoa and fruity flavors (as parents, we’re thrilled we found a line that’s certified organic and free from artificial flavors, synthetic colors or preservatives. Pancakes and fruit were part of the lineup, as well as frozen juice pops that we made the night before. We filled molds with oj, apple juice, and chocolate milk. They were the perfect after-breakfast treat. Even Bijou got in on this weekend’s breakfast party—Birdie poured her a tiny saucer of milk.

This upcoming Saturday the big kids fly home from their summer break in Florida, so it’ll be an extra-exciting day for us and our weekly morning tradition will be even better with everyone here.

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952101611131731212737385358645661bThis post is in partnership with Annie’s Homegrown, a brand we support and have loved for many years. Birdie and Sailor’s pajamas are from Mabo Kids.

16 comments

  • Michelle

    Cute! I love making pancakes with my kids on Saturdays too and they also like the “bunny” cereal.

    Would you mind sharing where your bowls and plates are from? I love the raised edges and have been looking for something very minimal to replace my dishes which have gotten quite chipped in the last few years ;)

  • Helena

    I loved watching Saturday cartoons when I was a kid!

  • Alli

    Saturday mornings are the best x

  • shir

    I love saturday morning traditions.can you share where is your blue long dress from?

  • kelseyespecially

    CUTE!

    During the school year here the local library alternates between “reading with therapy dogs” and “craft day” every Thursday. We go every week and because we end up getting home later than usual as a result, Thursdays are our “chill” night – we have pancakes for dinner and the kids LOVE it!

  • Brittany Horowitz

    Mind sharing where your robe is from?

    Thank you!
    Brittany

  • Kylie Garrett

    Your husband’s robe attire kills me – I think he wore a robe just as epic in your Texas post, haha.

  • Calli Alford

    I just turned 25 and have never been so ready to start a family than after seeing these pictures. These are so special James it makes me teary eyed. Sigh :)

  • Tiffani

    I just found your blog yesterday and I already love it. You have adorable babies and your photos are fantastic.

  • Fariha Wajid

    Saturday mornings are always wonderful! Your photos capture all the simple things that make spending time with family so beautiful.

    Fariha | blog.farihawajid.com

  • Odessa | Odessa Darling

    Love these photos. Reminds me of weekend mornings with my family growing up, my mom made the best pancakes :)

    http://odessadarling.co

  • Abby Cameron

    I love hearing about traditions and I love that you still watch cartoons. Saturday morning were sacred growing up. I hope to start some of these traditions with my own family. Your photos are beautiful.

  • Kellyn Rivera

    I love these photos! I love how natural they look, not staged, beautiful.
    +that robe, thumbs up.

    - http://www.kellynrivera.com

  • Jennifer

    I love how you don’t see the teenagers in any of the photo’s on Saturday morning!!!!

  • Polly

    Aww this seriously is the good life! I can’t wait to have a family to start traditions like this with. Your family is so beautiful.

    http://blog.pollyrowan.com/

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