Avi came to visit us over the weekend - to which we all let out a collective Yay! There was some sanity-saving rounds of Settlers of Catan for us (which is a near-perfect board game, if you are in the market for such a thing), and some tooling around Philly for the small one.
Bubbles in the park proved a big hit with Avi and Misha who instantly invented some kind of curling-like game of trying to keep the bubbles afloat. Did I mention they've been best friends since they were 6? Sometimes you can still see the six-year-olds within.
Then we climbed up and down the many steps of the Washington Monument in the Eakins Oval near the Art Museum. Lara has now developed the habit of saying to herself "Good zob!" every time she does anything. Step up, "Good zob!" Small jump, "Good zob!" A tiny step, "Good zob!" Hmm... Maybe we over-praise her.
We also went to check out the beautiful and usually totally empty Horticulture Center garden near the Japanese House. Uh... I mean, some other place that I didn't just name. Everyone stay away from our secret deserted spot.