Tuesday, February 03, 2009

My Outing with Maddy

When I heard about Denny's giving away their "Grand Slam" breakfast for FREE across America only on February 3, 2008 - I decided that Maddy and I had to have a day out together :) 

I figured it would be busier early because people would want to go before work. So we went at about 10:30 a.m. That turned out to be a good time, because I only had to wait about 15-20 minutes. The inside lobby was FULL and there were a few people out the door. But it turns out that carrying a new baby in a car seat gets you in the warmth FAST and gets you an automatic seat in the lobby while you are waiting :) I brought some paperwork with me that I had to fill out and I just worked on that while Maddy looked around. 

We got our own little booth. When I sat down, I looked out the window and the line had wrapped the whole way around the restaurant. I totally should have gotten a picture. It was seriously snowing and freezing cold out, but people were totally waiting out there!

They didn't allow any changes to the meal, but you could get your eggs the way you wanted them. It was funny because EVERYONE was there for the "Grand Slam" breakfast so as soon as she asked how I would like my eggs and if I would like coffee - she literally walked away from the table, poured my coffee, picked up the plate from the kitchen and walked back to my table with everything. And the food was fresh off the grill! Maddy was so good too. We had such a nice time together - and you certainly cannot beat FREE!

After that, we decided to stop by Starbucks to see Tim. Everyone kept stopping to talk to us and see the baby. Amazing how total strangers will come up to you to and talk to you when you have a baby. Oh and yes, that is an iced Chai Latte in my hand - also FREE! 
Tim buckling her back up for me. It was nice seeing him in the middle of the day where he works.

His boss offered to get a family picture of us. 

Now I am back home and need to do some serious laundry and cleaning!


Melody said...

How fun ... isn't it amazing how much you can enjoy someone so small? I had a blast yesterday just taking Juliana to the grocery store! Good for you getting out in the cold and snow ... I find excuses NOT to go out!

skB said...

what a fun outing! So glad you were able to do that. Maddy is so adorable!

Tim, Kristen & Megan said...

Sounds like such a fun day! I guess I should have done the same thing..made it a Megan and Mommy date! Maybe next time!

jade said...

hi,mrs baylor! Baby madison is soooooooo cute!

Don & Katrina Hines said...

What a fabulous idea! Don and I were going to be the nutzos out there by 6 AM, but unfortunately or fortunately (whatever way you look at it), there was no Denny's in our area. However, we have 2 IHOPS and a bizillion pancake and waffle houses . . . you think they could slip a Denny's in there somewhere. Oh well, glad to hear it went well for you to go with Maddi!

Ben and Carissa said...

Great outing! I'm so glad it all went smoothly! Ben and I seriously considered taking the troops, but ended up staying home for MY pancakes - I was loving the whole DON'T COOK idea, but oh well! Certainly not as good as FREE!! I love sweet newborns - the good ones! I'm glad she let you enjoy your breakfast and that she got you a ticket in the door!!