We skipped soccer this year. We asked the kids if they wanted to play, and Raines said no and Pax was just….meh. Pax, who, as I type this, is currently clad in his Roman costume fighting himself in the mirror, would pick pretend over sports any day. Because he’s six. So….OK. No soccer this year.
Truth be told? It’s been GLORIOUS. Our weekends are filled with sleeping in (while the boys play video games #don’tjudge), leisurely walks around Philly, and hitting some of our forgotten favorites. The favorites that make Philly such an amazing place to raise kids, but ones that we often take for granted – like the The Franklin Institute. Their brain exhibit is always a hit with our little guys (and an amazing way to get their energy out), and picked up some after-hours tickets for the new (and CREEPY) Terracota Warriors exhibit. We’re talking thousands of life-sized statues discovered in the tomb of the First Emperor of China. It’s insanely fascinating and so perfect for Halloween.
Then we headed back to our hood for dinner at Trattoria Carina, aka the new Fitler Dining Room, aka our new favorite place to hang. It’s delicious, and – bonus! – doesn’t take reservations (which I can never get my shit together enough to make).
BEFORE I FORGET: Social Threads. They sent me the sweater I’m wearing AND a discount code for you guys. Take $15 off orders of $100 or more with code MOMEDIT15. (And I have a few other suggestions below…..)
Sweater c/o – Social Threads Love Stitch Textured Sweater (wearing a size M) – may I also suggest this tee (statement sleeves that aren’t annoying – they’ll even roll up!)……or this camo henley (yay for thumbholes)….or this waffle-knit tee with arm stripes (basically all of my favorite things rolled into one). Don’t forget: use MOMEDIT15 to take $15 off orders of $100 or more!
Bag – Rebecca Minkoff Julian
Bralette – Free People Essential Lace Racerback
We’ve been hitting up the brain exhibit since Pax was a toddler….and couldn’t climb through himself. I started – years ago – helping him navigate through the maze, and over the years it’s turned into some sort of finger-gun shooting game crossed with tag. There are advantages to being 5’2″…..as there are advantages to being a man with a camera when your wife is attempting to squeeze through faux neuron pathways. #thanksMIKE
Our New Favorite Restaurant
Long live the weekend.