We implemented a fabulous idea tonight

Five minutes after we'd put the kids to bed, we crept downstairs, barged into their room, and announced, for the very first time: "Get up! It's time for a Pajama Ride!!!"

One of the best ideas ever! Thank you, Renee-- for sharing your family tradition so that we can do it in our family, too!


  1. What a wonderful idea! Your kids look so excited -- priceless.

  2. Pajama Ride? I'm gonna try it...no photos...but I'll try it...and I might leave kendra out of the mix...something about a newly pregnant/morning-sick mom of seven being waken up in her pajamas to get in the car doesn't sound too positive...

  3. How fun! Go Mommy & Daddy :) What a great idea in every way. Love, Q

    PS - Fletch, that is some thoughtful thinking ;)

  4. Love it! Gonna do it! Thanks for sharing...

  5. I am just *bursting* here! We have got to do that too! If only just for my own excitement! It is way too serious around here right now...

  6. What a good momma you are! They'll remember moments like those and talk about them years from now.... "Remember when?"

    Loved the OCC pictures, too! WHY OH WHY can't I remember to get ours done?!

  7. I have wanted to do this! Thanks for the reminder.

    The kids look SO excited. I laughed out loud when I saw the first pic of them in the car - too cute!

    So tell me...was it hard to get them to go to sleep after this?


  8. That is FABULOUS!!!!!! I am going to do this!

  9. Stacy,
    Oooo--I can't wait to do this! I've been scoping out Dairy Queens nearby! =) Thanks for introducing us to Renee's blog, too.

  10. Beverly,
    I know! Isn't it the *best* idea?!

    I guarantee your kids are gonna love it. Do let me know. And I agree- you should let the nauseous mama stay home and rest!

    Thanks :)

    See? I knew people were going to want to do this!

    ~smile~ I know, it was a real treat for me and Mark, too!

    That's what I love about it. It will be a fun memory for them.
    And- NO OCC??!??! Cindy! Next year I'm going to be sending you daily reminders!

    Oh, I know. I thought it was hilarious how excited they were when they had NO idea where we were going. They were positively giddy.

    They were *great* going down after the fact... :)

    Welcome! It was so much fun. :) I'm thinking next time we might scope out a hot cocoa or donuts run! :) (Ice cream was a tad chilly for this time of year!) Just think of all the pajama ride ideas one could come up with!

    I can't wait to hear about how it goes over at your house! :)

    Blessings to all of you!

  11. I loved this idea so much we did it tonight!!!!

  12. So glad you tried this. I think this is the best family tradition ever.

  13. Love this! and your kiddies look so cute in the pics.


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