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East LA - Have you ever had Japanese Souffle Pancakes??

When we have the energy, we can really pack in some fun stuff into our weekends. It's incredibly easy to do nothing and lounge all weekend. I think sheltering in place made not leaving the house seem normal when I used go out and about every single day. It's always cheaper than going out.  HOWEVER we also love to explore our backyard (in case you haven't kept track, we have had 17 different mailing addresses in 10 years) so I have LIST after LIST of places to see, things to eat, and then hopefully remember to keep a new list of places that we loved. The pins saved on my LA list always seem so close together but in reality it could 30 minutes between each. More, if there's traffic. But on this Saturday, we ticked a lot off my LA to-do list. Sprinkles: we went to the one in the The Americana at Brand in Glendale. I don't usually go for cupcakes. They are more often than not a major disappointment. HOWEVER, the black and white cupcake at Sprinkles was totally worth it!

The Broad - taking children to art museums

I have taken my girls to art museums since they were babies. I truly believe they do well from all the practice they've had over the years. It's not perfect but we talk about how to act before we go in: -keep your elbows close to your body! -pay attention to ropes or lines on the floor, no body parts should go over them - and there's usually something for children put together by the museum. The Broad has a  treasure hunt/checklist for children to complete in order to get a small prize (like, paper bookmarks) upon exit. It's fun and easy with things like: 'find something with wavy lines, find a piece of art with your favorite colors'...etc. I love THIS BOOK for getting a start on talking to kids about art! If you've never studied art (I took two Art History courses to meet my fine arts credit in my undergrad lol), it's a perfect way to get into art enough to discuss and explain enough of the possible questions kids will have about an art museum. The In