June 26, 2009

We Surrender...

...to the HEAT! No longer will we be prisoners of our own home. No longer will we be mopey and sullen. No. We will stand up and fight.


Tyler took the day off from painting today, and we had the chance to spend our first day as a family during the month-long furlough. We had quite an exciting day!

One of the parenting groups we belong to had a private art class scheduled at the art museum, and Sassy was very excited to go. She went to the previous month's class without me on a morning that I was working and Sarah looked after the girls.

Since I knew we would be downtown, there was a morning pit stop that I was dying to make ever since I read about it here. Needless to say, it took very little convincing for Tyler and Sassy to agree to have donuts for breakfast...

The Donut Whole is such a neat place! I could have taken pictures all day long- it is very vintage and kitschy and bright!

Presenting... The Donut Whole:

Can we go in now? Can we go in now??

They have these neat vintage leather couches- rips, tears, and all- for customers to sit and enjoy some fresh air with their coffee and donuts:

Sassy was fascinated by the things inside:

She chose a donut that matched her personality:

She pretty much thought I was the bees knees after allowing her to get a sparkling lemonade. Hey, might as well go all out, right?

Little A just took it all in:

After causing a loud ruckus in the "quiet room" of the donut shop for far too long, we thought it best to move things back out to the patio... Here is Sassy, lost in thought while finishing her breakfast:

Yeah, I have a feeling we might go back there at some point. Maybe. We'll see...

Next, we went to the art museum for our class. The kids learned about lightness and darkness in art, and then made a little collage on special paper. When the paper was exposed to the sun, it changed color. After the exposure, the kids removed the objects they had glued down and got to see the negative images. Pretty neat!

Sassy worked very hard at placing her objects:

All the kids pictures during exposure:

Sassy and Daddy, revealing the finished product:

Little A taking it all in... again:

In front of the art museum, there is a very large, very strange sculpture. Every time I drive by, I find myself compelled to check it out. So, today, we decided to take a closer look.

The sculpture is called Dreamers Awake, by Tom Otterness, a Wichita native. From a distance, all you see if this giant figure, machete in hand, with a missing arm.


Turns out, it gets even weirder when you get close. Hmm...

Sassy and Ty amidst the carnage:

See thought it was so funny that the foot was as tall as she was!

After our museum adventure, we went to Playa Azul for a quick lunch, and took the girls to the fountains at Old Town. Sassy had a blast! She smiled so big and laughed so hard- it was so fun to watch. Here are a few highlights:

Needless to say, we are all pretty exhausted from our busy day. Let me tell you, it just gets busier from here. Weekend, here we come!

2 sweet tweets:

Kendra said...

What a fun day!! Donuts and sprinklers...what a way to beat the heat =)

the barnes family said...

That looks like so much fun... all of it! Although the sculpture kind of weirds me out a little. But the donuts... yum!