This day, the family knew I would dictate what we would do, with minimal complaints and arguments. The kids were on their best behavior as we went to the Grove
for shopping, and lunch at the adjacent Farmer's Market
. I knew this location had a variety of foods choices for everyone: I had tacos, Steve had a pastrami sandwich, and the kids ate corn dogs. Then we enjoyed frozen yogurt at Pinkberry.
Afterwards we headed over to LACMA
. This museum currently has a free youth membership program, Arts for NexGen
. We spent most of our time in the Boone Children's Gallery, painting special masterpieces. One group of art fanatics stood by Steve for a good five minutes admiring his self-portrait and asked where he got his special skills. We also enjoyed the Pavilion for Japanese Art.
We ended the day with pizza for dinner, and Sprinkles Cupcakes for dessert. We taste-tested all the flavors shown below, and the big winners included the key lime cupcake, and the salted caramel one. Other flavors included red velvet, mocha, lemon, and chocolate. It was a fun, and yummy day.