Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Way Back When-esday: The Red, Red Robin...

Dateline: September 2006
Twins' Age: 5 Years Old

Last night, as the four of us celebrated the passing along of Scott's formerly fully-operational Honda Civic to Goodwill, we decided to treat ourselves to a fully-family dinner at one of our favorite locations, Red Robin. While we were perusing the menus, our beloved feathered friend, the Red Robin himself (herself?) sidled up to our table for a little silent banter.

Immediately, the occasion pictured above, the kids' 5th birthday, came to mind. They were beside themselves with the corporate singing and the lavished avian affection. Looking at this image, I remember the dramatic disparity in Sarah and Darren's height...perhaps most pronounced when they were 5. She's sprouted recently, and has closed the margin.

Take a mid-week moment and go "Way Back!" Post an image, a story and/or a memory and link back to Twinfatuation to share in the web-wide reverie. Be sure and go visit others joining in the e-album viewing and leave a comment!


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26 comments:

Missy said...

We have a Red Robin about 45 minutes away & I am sad to say that we have not tried it yet. Love the picture! And wow, Red Robin has some muscular legs!

Terra said...

That is so cute, I am not sure my kiddos would have gotten close enough to the giant bird to get a picture!

mommytoalot said...

Awww what a cute picture. I have never ever heard of the Red Robin. Neat!

The Corradetti Clan said...

Cute picture. MMM Red Robin I have only been there once but ohh so good

Barbara Manatee said...

We LOVE to eat at Red Robin...but the last time we took the kids there and Red Robin was out...the kids (Jacob especially) were TERRIFIED! I mean...he had the most pathetic look on his face the entire meal and just kept looking for it to come around again. Several times, he just burst into tears again, thinking he'd caught a glimpse of it. He kept saying "duck go bye bye? Chicken all gone?" (he thought it was a duck or chicken...not a bird/robin! LOL!) I can still picture his face...

Butterfly Kisses said...

We love Red Robin.We go on Sundays after church and every time we go Andrew visits with the Red Robin. He loves it!

cat said...

Gosh yes, look at how much shorter she was! Happy Way back!

BoufMom9 said...

I have never heard of Red Robin, but since Denise mentioned it, there must be on in NJ (????)

I thought maybe Sarah was bending in the picture. WOW! That was a pretty big height difference.

Happy WBW!

PS Did I read that right? You donated one of your cars?

Terri said...

I think Wednesday is one of my favorite blogging days! LOVE looking at old pictures!

Jen said...

Looking back is so much fun, I thought I would join in too. Love the photo.

Stephanie said...

Red Robin is our favorite place to get sidled. Cute pic!

in time out said...

what a cute picture and memory. K. I think I got it right this time. Both Wordless Wednesday, and then Way Back Whensday...mine was when my husband and I were dating...17 years ago!!!... Thanks for the fun.

Deanna said...

Cute photo!!!

My kids really like to eat there too...I have to say though I've never seen the bird there!

karen richardson said...

We love RR too! The boys love to get their balloons and fries, of course! I worked there for a few months during college. What a fun, happy family place!

Differences in height...just another way our twins are different...I love it!

Nancy said...

How how neat to have a "celebrity" at your birthday party!! heh

...never been to a Red Robin, but I've heard lots about them.

Aimee said...

We love Red Robin immoderately! Their tower of onion rings is so good and yet so bad . . . .

We don't love the actual Red Robin as much, though, but that has more to do with Fiver's nook on the autism spectrum and Sally's shyness than anything else :)

noble pig said...

I haven't been to RR in a long time. What a great memory!

MommyAmy said...

Our girls LOVE Red Robin! So much fun stuff for them to look at there, plus balloons! I don't think they've met Robin though. :P Guess we haven't been there at the right time.

ChefDruck said...

That Robin has some serious legs! Wow - I wish I looked that good in yellow.

blueviolet said...

Is that the restaurant with the bottomless fries? My hubby loves that place.

Debbie said...

I've never been to one. We don't have them here.

Wendy Lee said...

Sweet Memories! There is quite a hight difference there!! Good to hear she is closing the gap! Hope dinner was good!!

Character Education said...

she is looking so cute, i which i could have any actress (celebrity) in my party :D

Octamom said...

I'm impressed that the huge red bird didn't scare them (we've had a couple of traumatizing Chuck E Cheese sightings...)

Blessings!

* TONYA * said...

Wow, the height difference is amazing.

I've never been to Red Robin.

Jen B. said...

Looks like a fabulous party! We don't have a Red Robin nearby but will have to visit one next time we're vacationing!