Andy's Birthday Weekend

This past Friday was Andy's birthday so we headed out to celebrate! Unfortunately, both of us were sick -- Andy had come down with a bad cold earlier in the week and I caught it towards the end of the week. I'm still fighting off some of it today, so hopefully I'm feeling more like myself soon! 


We headed to the Science Museum for the Pixar exhibit -- one that we had been excited about ever since we first hear that it was being installed! 


Before we headed into the museum, we swung by Cosetta's, one of our favorite local restaurants for a quick lunch! It was nice and cool outside, so we opted to eat on their upper-level deck / patio area.


Afterwards, we popped into their little pasticceria for a couple of macarons! I love these little sweet treats so much! 


It ended up being unexpectedly busy at the museum for a weekday, but luckily the line for tickets moved fairly quickly. Once we put on our wristbands, we were ready to check out the Pixar exhibit! 

The first part of the exhibit included a short intro video about the science involved in creating movies at Pixar.


After walking through the entire exhibit, I was actually pretty surprised to learn how much science and math is involved in creating an animated movie.


A lot of the exhibits explained how the team at Pixar creates the characters and scenes, which was interesting since a lot of it was similar to how we work on our design projects.


My favorite part of the exhibit involved the video testimonials of Pixar employees. They talked about their specific role and what they enjoyed about their job. I love listening to people talk about their passions, so this was so inspiring to me! 


It was also surprising to learn how many different roles are involved in creating each and every movie! For example, one person makes the characters move, while another adds their clothes, etc. Everything was very specific and detailed! 


Experiencing this exhibit at the museum definitely made me love Pixar even more -- it was so fun to learn about how they operate behind the scenes! 

We wandered around the rest of the museum afterwards to check out all of the other exhibits, but the Pixar one was definitely the best! 


We originally had plans to go downtown for dinner, but we were both so exhausted after walking around the museum and so we decided to grab an early dinner and dessert at Cheesecake Factory and instead go downtown the following weekend.

The rest of the evening was pretty low-key -- we ended up watching a movie and calling it an early night! 


I woke up on Saturday feeling about the same -- so I spent the day on the couch, prepping for the week ahead, reading, and later binge watching way too many Lifetime Channel movies. It was a gray and rainy day, so I didn't feel like I missed much by staying inside.


I woke up early on Sunday morning and decided to run and grab groceries for the week. I used to always do our grocery shopping early on weekend mornings and I think I might need to get back into this habit because it was so quiet and peaceful!

I loved sipping my coffee while taking my time browsing the aisles of our local Target -- definitely a change of pace compared to fighting the madness of Costco on a Saturday afternoon.


With all of this weird cool + rainy weather we've been having, I have been craving homemade chili! I prepped a big batch of it upon arriving home from the grocery store and am looking forward to enjoying it throughout the week! 

Which museum did you visit last? We went to the art museum not too long ago! 
When do you typically shop for groceries?