We’re back

And we had a great time in Philadelphia. We left just after Christmas and came back last Sunday and this might have been the longest we’ve stayed there in one stretch. It was a good balance between staying in and enjoying family and going out to explore the city. We re-visited many favourite child friendly places like the Please Touch Museum, the miniature train display at the Morris Arboretum and the Little Treehouse play Cafe. On New Year’s Eve we visited the magnificent Longwood Gardens for the first time and were mesmerized by their Christmas trees displays, water fountain shows and the wonderful children’s garden. We also visited for the first time the Smith Kid’s Play Place and look forward to going back there in the Summer to enjoy the outdoors playground and giant slide. Just before heading back home I had some mama-time and went for  a stroll down South Street area browsing many fabric shops and soaking in the funky neighbourhood in the delightful company of Warren’s sister and her friend. While in Philly I also  celebrated my 41st birthday. Now we’re getting ready for our big trip to Brazil in March. Can’t wait!!!

 

miniature trains

 

Morris Arboretum
Longwood gardens
Children's garden at Longwood Gardens
Smith Kid's Play Place
The cupcake Mata made for my Birthday

 

Estamos de volta de uma ótima estadia na Filadélfia. Saímos daqui no dia seguinte ao Natal e voltamos domingo passado, fazendo dessa a vez que passamos mais tempo lá. Conseguimos equilibrar bem o tempo que passamos em casa cutindo a família com os programas de sair. Nós revisitamos nossos lugares favoritos para ir com as crianças como o Please Touch Museum, o trem miniatura no Morris Arboretum e o café/restaurante Little Treehouse. Na véspera do Ano Novo nós fomos pela primeira vez no Longwood Gardens, um jardim magnífico e ficamos encantados com a exibição de árvores de Natal, shows de chafariz e o jardim infantil. Também fomos pela primeira vez ao Smith Kid’s Play Place e queremos voltar no verão para aproveitar o parque ao ar livre e o escorrega gigante. Antes de voltarmos para a casa eu ainda tive um tempinho só para mim e fui badalar na área de South Street, fuxicando lojas de tecido na ótima companhia da irmã do Warren e sua amiga. Ainda na Filadélfia eu celebrei o meu 41o aniversário! Agora estamos nos preparando para a nossa super viagem ao Brasil em março. Mal posso esperar!!!

 

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