photo p1_zpsc8a7232f.png  photo j2_zpsc3f43514.png  photo p2_zpse73671a0.png  photo j2_zpsc3f43514.png  photo p3_zps456abd62.png  photo j2_zpsc3f43514.png  photo p5_zps95486d0f.png  photo j2_zpsc3f43514.png  photo p4_zps481d5f13.png

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Tokyo 2022 and Father's Day!

When the kids finished their first year at Our Lady of Mercy (Sarah 2nd, Peter 3rd), we celebrated with dinner at Tokyo Japanese Restaurant.. This restaurant is just a minute from the school so way back in 2012, we thought it would be a fun way to celebrate the fact that they completed their first year at a new school.  And we've gone back every year since to celebrate the end of another school year. 

We always tried to go the weekend closest to their last day of school. But with Peter being in college and getting out in May, Sarah's graduation, Sarah's birthday, everyone's schedules, etc. we FINALLY got around to celebrating this past weekend even though everyone has been out of school for weeks!

Here are my babies at our first Tokyo meal in 2012:

And here they are in 2022:

As usual, we had a delicious meal and enjoyed spending time together.  I was figuring that this will be the last end of school celebration but we decided that we could probably make it work next year after Sarah completes her freshman year in college and Peter completes his sophomore year.  The only issue will be getting their schedules to align but surely we can find one weekend between May and August that we can continue our tradition!

When we got home from dinner, Sarah had the Basement over and Dan made them a fire in the firepit and we proceeded to stay out of their way.  They seemed to be having a good time and no one needs their parents hanging around so I went to bed and Dan and Peter watched Groundhog's Day. (I do not like that movie but Dan does and Peter had never seen it.  He, too, is now a fan.  Must be a male thing.)

Anyway, I think the kids had fun.  They made s'mores and did a lot of laughing around the firepit.

On Sunday, we celebrated  Father's Day with our normal Sunday lunch at mom's and came home to unwrap presents and cards.I am so thankful for this sweet man of mine.  He's the best father and husband and I thank God for him every day!


Madeline said...

Would you believe me if I told you I was wondering if you'd still have your dinner this year? It makes me so happy you did!!

Colleen said...

Sounds like a lovely weekend full of celebrating your loved ones - just perfect!

Mari said...

Oh Beth! Those sweet little faces! Where did those tn years go? I remember them being little like that.
I love that tradition and I'm glad you got to do it again this year.

Pat Birnie said...

It is so lovely to have these traditions- by the way the kids have changed but Dan not so much! (When I saw your title Tokyo, I thought you were taking a trip to Japan haha. I was excited for you as I have a friend that visited theirs recently and it sounds amazing! ).

Billie Jo said...

I love love love your tradition, my friend. Sounds like a great weekend. I am with you, though. That movie is the worst! But Steve loves it. Go figure!

Busy Bee Suz said...

I love that you have this fun Dinner Celebration tradition....and boy oh boy have those kids grown up!

Funny, I don't hate Ground Hogs Day. What does that say about me?