Malachy’s last day treat – water ice – on our last day the first week of September. Malachy is a classic South Philly babe. He would show up in the morning eating a hot soft pretzel for breakfast sometimes from his walk over with his mom. I knew she had given him water ice before and that he loved it so I figured it was a fitting last day outing. Also – for any observers, I’m a pretty strict/healthy nanny! I’m not big on the treats and would never without asking permission first. 😉 In general, I like to do outings vs. presents, affection/excitement/cheering vs. gift/treat rewards, etc. But a good ol’ fashioned treat is healthy every now and then.
We went with our buddies Annabel and Mariela, of course.
Malachy and Leo exchanging last day presents. Leo gave Malachy a harmonica and a shirt that he has so they can have the matching ones. Malachy gave Leo a handsewn stuffed bunny, with overalls made out of an old pair of his jeans. They both loved their gifts.
Abysinnia with buddies
An outdoor movie at Clark Park – the only one I made it to this year.
Helping out at a Books Through Bars pack-a-thon
Seeing part of a Beyonce set for free at the Made in America Fest. Some buddies played earlier that day so they got a bunch of free passes to give away. This fest was a messss, so much garbage and vomit.
In July, a stray cat had kittens under our back porch. Only 3 of 7 survived and we took on the task of feeding them and finding them homes at the end of August. Luckily we have friends that do animal rescue who gave us lots of advice and eventually ended up fostering the babies and finding them permanent homes.
Mikey and our favorite kitten, Crunch.
Here he is again. Do you love him? He had a birth defect in his back knee that made him walk funny. The vet referred to his knee as ‘crunchy sounding.’
A Sunday trip to the Wissahickon
Rover is old (almost 11!) and can’t hear anymore so letting him off leash is a risk, but we let him run ahead here since we were so far from any roads or other people.
Some big clouds over West Philly
Out to dinner for Kelly’s birthday
and I didn’t manage to get a photo of Kelly
At the Clover Market in Chestnut Hill
I didn’t go with anything in mind to buy
But a few days earlier we heard back on our reply to inspection on a house we were trying to buy and came to terms with the seller. If everything continues to go well, a house we were trying to buy would be ours by the end of October, so we bought a rug and a number tag of our future new address! (since this photo, everything else went through. Our closing date is October 29th! Only a week and a half until we’re officially homeowners. I’m sure this photoblog will be pretty dedicated to new house stuff for a while once that comes.)
Allison playing at the Church
Thin Lips playing at PhilaMOCA
Mikey’s band, The Goodbye Party
The following weekend, in Mid September, we went down to DC for Chris and Sheena’s wedding.
Chris and his mom
Sheena and her dad
It was a really pretty late summer day and a lovely, low key potluck wedding.
Our roommie, Sam
Cutting the cake with Billie the Best Dog
So many people dressed in black
This guy looking dapper and sporting a pin that he makes/sells. What an entrepreneur.