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Sunday, August 24, 2008

Sunday Morning

I know I have mentioned this in the past but every Sunday morning my family takes a trip for breakfast. We go to a place called the Original Pancake House. They serve the best pancakes I have ever had in life. When we first started coming my son was an infant - actually we have been coming since before I was pregnant. Everybody there knows us and has watched our progression from married couple, to pregnant couple, family with infant now toddler. Whenever family visits they join in on the weekly ritual too and as soon as they hit the door request a trip to the Original Pankcake House. They are really that good. My son loves the pancakes.

As you can see he is getting big and in this photo is hanging out patiently waiting for his breakfast. What I didn't chronicle on the camera is the near hysteria that ensued once the pancakes arrived and I didn't cut them up quick enough while trying to shove them in his mouth to prevent a meltdown (I told you they were good - meltdown good).



Here he is enjoying his meal. I am so impressed that my 15 month old son is learning to use utensils and is actually becoming quite a neat eater. Notice the white stuff on his plate, mouth and hands they are called grits. A true Southern dish. As we were eating the meal I thought about my young son and how he is going to be a Southerner. It is funny because I am a fifth generation New Yorker and his father is from Philly. I guess he will pick up on some of our Northern sensibilities when he visits relatives.

Just a random thought there. If you ever happen to find yourself in the Atlanta metro area be sure to check out The Original Pancake House. Tell em' I sent ya (I just wanted to say that because it sounds good; I promise they will look at you with a blank stare if you say that because there are several locations)! Actually there might be a location near you - they are in 28 states including Hawaii.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend! I have plans for a play date this evening that includes cocktails - aren't those the best kind? Relax folks, we will be at my best friend's home eating dinner, putting the kiddies to sleep and then having cocktails. You didn' t think I would drink and drive with my child did you?

34 comments:

dreamwalker said...

Baby boy looks like he loves his food! I wish we had this restaurant here, too. Enjoy your cocktails tonight!

Sage and Savvy said...

I don't usually care for pancakes, but I LOVE the pancakes from Original Pancake House! They were voted top 3 (maybe even #1, can't remember) in a local poll a few years ago and we decided to try it--and they are the best!

1stopmom said...

That is such a great tradition to have.I love pancakes.All of my girls love to make them too. I am actually planning on making them for dinner tonight. With eggs and sausage of course.

Amazing_Grace said...

I LOVE IHOP!!!!!!! And they do make the BEST pancakes in the world!

Your son is just so cuuuuuuuuuuute! :)

Mekhismom said...
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Mekhismom said...

No, Amazing Grace, sorry for the confusion but I am referring to the Original Pancake House - the pancakes that run circles around that other chain!

gigi said...

i 100% agree with you OPH makes the best pancakes! we look forward to our OPH breakfasts too over there! btw, your son is adorable!!!

Nessa said...

That pic of him eating is just toooooooo cute. he's just adorable and so aptly nicknamed. Too bad all we have around here is IHOP and Denny's. The last time I went to Denny's there was hair in my food and I just don't like IHOP, never have.maybe we'll get something good someday.

Paula said...

Wow, I'm so impressed with his utensil ability! Mine are 6 and 3 and I still have to remind them to use their forks. Thanks for your email BTW! It was very helpful. :o)

Amazing_Grace said...

Yeah, I realized the mistake after I posted it. We don't have one here. I live in the sticks and we are lucky to even have a IHOP. :)

Jen said...

This really makes me want to renew our old tradition of going to Atlanta Bread (or Banana Bread as Evey calls it) every Saturday morning.

Those are great pics!

Debateur said...

This is the first pic I've seen of your son. He looks cute.

Kim @ What's That Smell? said...

He is soooo cute and I love one of him eating!

We just had pancakes today that my husband made from scratch, they were soooo good. I think we've been to an Original Pancake House. It was good!

Ms. Bar B: said...

Super yummy =). I love pancakes too and haven't had any for too long to remember. Your The Original Pancake House makes me wanna take a trip to my IHOP (International House of Pancakes).

Looks like lil' man is enjoying those southern roots ;)

JenniBeanV said...

Your son is a DOLL and those pancakes look delish!

Petra said...

Oh, he is so cute and he makes me want some pancakes!

And the cocktails and play date idea sounds great, wish I could come!

HEALTH NUT WANNABEE MOM said...

He is so, so cute! Those pancakes are making me hungry! I want some now! No offense but I always feel better when someone else's little ones have meltdowns or near meltdowns. Mine have the public meltdown to a science!

Tammy said...

My son LOVES pancakes too! I always use them as a back up if he won't eat I'll give him a pancake.

Joanie said...

I was born in Ohio but grew up loving grits. Salt and butter, baby! My roommate uses sugar and milk. Yuck!

My kids are both grits lovers. It's the anti-oatmeal for me, even though they both like it. Nope. Not me. I have to have grits.

Da Goddess

Dori said...

I love the pics of your cutie son. He is adorable. :-) And as a native Georgia girl, seeing those grits on his plate, I felt like reaching through the picture and asking for a taste. I miss my grits. :-)

Babette said...

You sold me on those pancakes Renee! LOL I'm wishing there is one near me right now which makes me more hungry since I'm on a fast. I'm seeing my doctor for a check-up and lab tests. Have a nice week!

mannequin said...

Well, I'd be proud of him also; using utensils already. Heck, my eleven yr old has to be reminded that pancakes are NOT a finger food.
Going out for breakfast is the best, isn't it? It's my favorite meal out but we rarely do that.

ali said...

I'm an IHOP devotee. But we rarely go because a lot of IHOP's employees are "customers" of my hubby (he's a policeman) and he's always afraid of someone putting something in his food:(

Sydney said...

We have an Original Pancake House here. Haven't been there in awhile, this definitely makes me thing we should go there again soon!

Petula said...

Sounds yummy! I've never been there.

Okay, so I am a little slow, you know I am just now realizing you're in Atlanta. Where have I been? We should get together!

anymommy said...

I totally understand. I've been known to have meltdowns when my pancakes didn't arrive fast enough as well! He is darling and I am now craving pancakes.

Threeboys1mommy said...

Such a well behaved little boy and gorgeous to boot. I can't wait to blog about the day we get kicked out of a restaurant, should make for great material.

Christy said...

OMG--we LOVE that place! We have them here in Cinci too, and whenever we have out-of-town guests, that's the first place we take them! Adorable pics, by the way. :)

Weith Kick said...

Pancakes, bacon and eggs, toast, potatoes is my kind of breakfast!

Judi "Jlo" Moran (2006) said...

Dear Renee,
I want that baby!
Seriously - I am sans grandchildren and I just want to pick him up and squeeze him!
Thanks for the compliment on my blog photo - it was exciting to see a real live buck on my walk!
Love,
Jlo

Tara@From Dawn Till Rusk said...

Pretty sure there isn't one in England tho - more's the pity!
Just lovely photos though . . .
Many thanks for your visit on my SITS day, I really do appreciate it.

T.Allen-Mercado said...

I love how his face in the 2nd pic says, "mess with my pancakes and I got somethin' for ya!" He's about serious business with his spoon wielding self! lol...

Yolanda said...

What an absolute scrumptious shot (the grits don't look too bad either). He's absolutely adorable, glad he enjoyed his breakfast :)

Kiandra said...

my goodness your son is beautiful! and so are your locs!

i love the original pancake house...i miss them too (i don't do dairy anymore) but my brother kindly goes often and lets me know how good the pancakes are still...

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