We have a little family tradition around here. It is something I read about while doing a women's Bible study long ago. I couldn't wait until my children were old enough to introduce it to our family. It only happens about once or twice a year, but that is all it takes to make my children happy and create some special memories.
It is always a surprise when we will do it. We only do it when it isn't expected.
It always starts off just like any other night. The kids go through their entire bedtime routine. We tuck them into bed and turn out the lights.
Then we wait a few minutes.
Next, we run into their room shouting, "Ice Cream Run!" I took this picture right when we told them the exciting news. Look at those faces!
They jump out of bed and we head off for ice cream... and, yes, they wear their PJ's. That's what makes it so much fun!
Now, go ahead. Make some memories of your own!
I hope my kids will continue this tradition with their own families. I mean, what's not to love?!