Friday mornings are our family's special time. We have a leisurely morning, which is helped along by my placing a few books and a doll in my daughter's bed before I crash the night before. This usually allows the big people to sleep until 7:30 Friday morning - sleeping in for our house.
We then play and hang out until one of us decides we are hungry. On Fridays our breakfast choices are either pancakes or French toast. Once the decision is made the selection is made by Daddy. This 'Syrup Friday' (though G doesn't get syrup - she has PB and fruit only 'jam') has been modeled for us for years by great friends in Amman, Jordan. They have a special family breakfast each Friday and sometimes we would be invited over to join in. When we moved to Saudi we brought the tradition with us.
Sometimes G helps Daddy or supervises the griddle. It is then her job to set the table. Plates, silverware, napkins, and toppings are gathered in the kitchen and distributed at the table. We then sit down with a steaming plate of yummy breakfast, say the blessing, and enjoy our breakfast.
Once we have finished eating a new tradition has been added. We play games. Uno and Memory are the current favorites with variations of each thrown in for extended family fun. Often there is music playing throughout the morning and always the sun is shining in the window.