I loaded these scones up with spices, cranberries and walnuts then covered all their spicy fresh baked goodness with a light vanilla scented glaze. Why did I do this? Just to make the house smell divine or to add to my stash of homemade baked goods? Yes, all of the above but also to say Merry Christmas to everyone. Besides making scones to share, I also want to share our tour of Pixar earlier this week. My husband Scott, our daughter and three beautiful grandchildren all enjoyed a fabulous tour of Pixar. We were greeted at the door by Tia an Art Director at Pixar Animation Studios as well as figures of Woody and Buzz Lightyear created from Lego’s.
The boys went crazy checking out all the characters, special exhibits and animated films they have on display throughout their large open atrium style building. Pixar is both an adult and a child’s paradise to explore.
The kids wanted to reach out and touch everything! There are plenty of restricted areas where all the top secret things happen but the areas we were allowed to see were fascinating. Do you recognize any of these characters?
We enjoyed an exclusive behind the scenes tour of the animation studios including a restricted area where the animators for movies like Toy Story, A Bug’s Life, Monster, Inc. and Cars work. Tia instructed us to stay together, be very quiet and not to touch anything. Within seconds of that instruction JD, my three year old grandson managed to break away from the group, grab a large rainbow snake hanging from a tall heavy lamp post leaning against a wall and pull the entire thing down with a crash and a shriek by him as well as the rest of us. Everyone within earshot come running out of their top secret cubicles to see what all the noise was about! JD was beside himself and Tia, our tour guide offered to pay for any damages. But, the guys said, no harm done and nothing was broken, whew! What a thrill, maybe it’s time for lunch? Good thing he didn’t break this little gold statue!
They have a Toy Story video game set up in the main atrium area that my grandson Noah could not wait to sit down and check out! When it was time for lunch, which we enjoyed from the Pixar cafeteria,Luxo Café, we had fresh salads, pizza from a wood burning pizza oven, panini as well as peanut butter and jelly sandwiches made for the boys by our tour guide! Who cares about lunch? Actually they loved their PBJs, thanks Tia!
Here is my cute husband Scott with our sweet granddaughter Gracie Jane waiting for lunch while the boys shared the video game:)