the second annual south philly highland games!

Last year our friends the Mundies began a tradition in our neighborhood, of summer Highland Games. We loved it and Tucker has been throwing cabers here and there all year (not actual cabers but things that might pass for one). Last Sunday, just like for the inaugural South Philly Highland Games, Ben made scotch eggs,…

sewing camp at butcher’s sew shop!

For their last week of summer day camps, the kids went to sewing camp at Butcher’s Sew Shop. They had gone for a week last year and loved it, and really showed even more skill building this year! They were happy to see the VERY talented Olan (last year they thought his name was “Owling”,…

monsters, myths, and heroes of japan — a week at shofusu japanese house

Last week, Claudia and Béla spent their days cleaning the traditional Japanese house in Fairmount Park, feeding koi and turtles, and learning about (and obsessing about) yokai. We are sure they did other things too but this was the general takeaway.   Tucker and I made an attempt to terrify the children by creating yokai…