Evan found out on Thursday night that due to some scheduling stuff on the show he’s working on, he’d have the day off on Friday! We’ve been wanting to take the girls to The Broad Museum in downtown Los Angeles since it opened two years ago. It’s a modern art museum founded by Eli and Edythe Broad – (the “B” in “KB Home”). Tickets are notoriously hard to get, and we were waiting for the crowds to die down a bit. I decided to check the website and see if any were avaliable for Friday – and miraculously, there were just SIX tickets left for Friday (the exact number we needed).
The tickets are free, but you have to reserve them online in advance, and they often “sell out” months in advance. We told the girls on Thursday night that we were going, and they were so excited. 🙂
Paprika (11) is old enough to wander around and do her own thing. She had free rein of the museum, and had a blast taking it all in. She met up with us for a few special exhibits (like the mirror room) – and had the best time exploring on her own for the rest of the visit. She could have stayed for days.
The rest of the girls were getting over being sick earlier in the week. We thought they were fine – they seemed fine when we left the house, and they hadn’t had any fevers for several days. But the early morning rise time (we had morning tickets), coupled with not feeling 100%, meant they were kind of droopy.
All things considered, they were very good sports and made the best of it! 🙂
We kept Ellie (3) in her stroller for the whole trip – because let’s face it – a lot of the art looked like things you could touch. Like a golden toilet bowl. 🙂
Daddy and his girls. I’m behind the camera, of course! 🙂
Once we got home, the girls perked up and were inspired. Violet (6) wanted to paint – so that’s what we did!
Family painting night:
And, of course, Paprika always loves to paint and draw. I didn’t get any pictures of her at home painting with us, but this is her drawing while waiting for her violin lesson. She loves to doodle whenever she gets the chance and has converted part of her bedroom into an art studio. This is a character she drew from one of her stories she’s working on: