Saturday, June 26, 2010

Day 25 - Cars, Clouds and Cookies


This afternoon, I decided to make use of our annual museum membership and took the kids downtown to The High Museum.  It was the last weekend of the temporary exhibit, "The Allure of the Automobile."  With many activities revolving around the three girls, I'm always thrilled when I can find artful adventures that will appeal to the boy, too!

As it turned out, we didn't have to enter the museum to find art - we only had to look UP!  



These cumulus clouds were a masterpiece in themselves!




Here, we combined car and cloud!

 
Inside the museum, we were treated to a display of 18 of the world's rarest and most brilliantly conceived cars from the 1930's to mid-1960's, including masterpieces by Bugatti, Duesenberg, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Ferrari and Tucker!  I made a mental note to myself to rent, "Tucker", a great family film about the auto maker!



Back in our car, I had actually planned ahead and brought a cooler with snacks.  This seems to be a downfall of spending, doesn't it?  The kids are always hungry!  I knew we would need sustenance for our rush-hour commute home.  With not a cracker nor chip in the house, and with only 15 minutes before I needed to pick the girls up from VBS this morning, I looked in the freezer and found some cut-out cookie scraps. (Yes, I really do save everything!)  I didn't even have time to thaw the dough and reshape it!  I found some jumbo sprinkles and decided that I would call them "Modern Art Cookies"!



The kids bought (and ate) it!



TODAY'S SPENDING:

Gas:  $27.37
Toll:  $0.50 (We took the back roads home)
Parking:  $3.50

TOTAL:  $31.37



3 comments:

  1. love love LOVE your cookies. you're amazing, Simple Girl!

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  2. Flattery, flattery will get you everywhere! Thanks, friend!

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  3. Took your idea and requested the movie Tucker from the library. Great choice - the whole family really enjoyed it!

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