Tuesday, December 7

For the Love of Cookies

Today was an eventful day in the Powell household.  Every first Tuesday of the month is free admission at the Dallas Museum of Art and there are various kids activities that go on between 11-3p.m.  I was bound and determined to bring Ashton and Brennan there today.

I was a bit over ambitious on when we would actually leave the house.  By the time we were bathed, clothed, fed and ready to go it was 1:00 p.m.  Ashton's nap time is normally around 2:00 p.m.  This in mind, I was still bound and determined to follow through with my (pretty much last minute) plans.  Once we finally found the parking garage, after missing the entrance several times due to construction (eeek!), we made it in for the LAST event of the day... decorating a Christmas cookie with the chef.

Ashton had a great time "painting" his cookie with icing and dousing it with crystal sugar.. oh and sneaking a few M&Ms other than what he stuck onto the Christmas tree cookie.  All in all this took about 20 minutes and we were able to strike up an interesting conversation with a cute 9 year old girl and her mom.  That took another 10 minutes.

Ashton was way beyond his nap time and it showed, but he really did very, VERY well.  I had bought him gummy bears earlier that kept him occupied while I fed Brennan before we left.  He pretended the red ones were Alvin and the green ones were Theodore.  This boy LOVES colors, and associates things that are green, blue and red with either the dots in the dot races at the Rangers game, or Alvin, Simon and Theodore.  It's the cutest thing!  He'll say, "You're Feodore," if you're wearing green, or if a lady is wearing blue, "She's Simon."  He does the same with the dots.  I think I should just put colors to numbers and this kid will be a mathematical genius, haha!

Well, even though we traveled 35 minutes to get there and 15 minutes to find the parking garage to stay just an hour, I still am glad that we went and so was Ashton.  Here are a few pictures of our "travel."

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