Morning! Let's all fight about breakfast!
I decided to turn their competition into a game. I filled out six slips of paper with Saturday, Sunday and Monday, and breakfast or lunch. We drew them out of a hat and voila! Every kid got to dictate a meal. (I reserved lunch for leftovers or being out.)
Arlo was in charge of breakfast. I hauled out our heavy duty blender and made smoothies. The kids drink Trader Joe's yogurt drinks every day for breakfast, so I thought, hey! I can make yogurt drinks and sneak in all kinds of healthy stuff in there!
No dice. For the love of God, there were SEEDS in there. I was the only one who drank our homemade smoothies.
There was some TV, some tooth brushing, some fighting. I eventually go them all in the car and we drove downtown to the Los Angeles Natural History Museum.
It's a gorgeous building. They are in the middle of a huge revamp. In New Jersey (or New York for that matter) they would let the building rot. In California they care about their infrastructure and their culture.
This is just on the entrance of the NHM. Their new landscaping is gorgeous.
Arlo could have spent hours here.
Mary, an English lady who found fossils in the cliffs but was never recognized as a scientist since she was female. I don't have pictures of it the show but she interacted with a giant puppet of a baby triceritops. My children were so charmed that we needed to stay for the next show when the T-Rex would show up.
Oscar is chatting with "Mary" and touching a couple fossils.
Just have to mention: while I'm writing this I am watching the Grammys. The Foo Fighters should win everything.
We needed a break from the museum after lunch so we trekked across the street to a playground.
I have a brief video of the puppet which I can't seem to load to this post but I will directly after.
Running from the bones.
After the museum we hit up Yummy Cupcakes. We had a gift card from The Goose's birthday.
It was Oscar's turn to pick dinner.I made some sushi rice (I need a rice maker) and cooked some salmon -- half plain, half with teriyaki sauce. Steamed a little broccoli and some dumpings. Dinner was a rice bowl. This was Arlo's bowl: plain rice, plain salmon, broccoli, and a tomato thrown in there.
Jebus, Dave Grohl. He couldn't be more awesome.
The next day, I woke up with a cuddly Arlo snuggled up next to me. (First, I woke up at 5:15, found Oscar watching TV, and told him to go to bed until it was light out; Eventually sweet Goose crawled in too. The kids watched lots and lots of bad TV and the we made out for the Burbank cinema. We saw Journey 2 Mysterious Island, and we loved it. Afterwards, we went to our favorite library and checked out the Dinotopia books (we had watched the Dinotopia miniseries Saturday night for family movie night) and the prequel to Journey. We hit Costco for ravioli and a chicken and headed home, where I forced the kids to clean up their rooms, made a ton of raviloi, and setled down to watch Journey to the Center of the Earth.
Man, I am pooped. When does Evan come back again?
(be sure to go back to the homepage and look for the video of the t-rex puppet in the following post!)