We stayed in Philadelphia this weekend for the Wizard World Comic Convention. The convention was fun (especially for the boys), but I think the visit to Cereality in University City was the real winner this trip. Seriously? You need to go.
We usually stay at the Holiday Inn Express in Midtown because it's cheap and they have a pool. A pool on the roof. I mean, it's like, we're automatically the Coolest Parents on Earth when we stay there. However, this trip we stayed at Loew's Philadelphia, because the Holiday Inn was booked. We had an awesome experience at Loew's. It was the best customer service we've ever had a hotel. Everyone was friendly and knowledgeable and pleasant - the housekeepers, the valet, the front desk people - everyone! The only thing we were disappointed with was the charges a la carte-style for the amenities. Ten bucks to use the gym...? Otherwise though, it was really a great, great experience :o)
On the way out of town, we stopped at FDR skatepark. Jason didn't have his deck, but AveryCain let him borrow his so he could hop on the ramp (not the 12 foot one!). Most of the time, though, Avery rode the concrete section of the park and Jason and I watched.
The best part of the entire weekend though, is the picture of Avery we found on the camera, and placed here at the bottom right (click on it for a larger version). It has got to be the best photograph I have of him. He's so happy, so natural and so unbelievably beautiful. And, that's Jase on the left - the one Avery's smiling at. Damn. I love my boys!
Yay for mini-holidays! :-D