Everything Else About Our Visit to Kenya

When we go to Kenya, we go for two weeks, which may seem like ample time to really relax — that times flies. As soon as you land, it’s time to pack up to go back home. Over the course More...

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Trabants, Wonderplace, Spark!Lab, National Mall, Capitol Riverfront, Side Yards — One Long, Adverturous Day

Najwa and Alani at Side Yards in Washington DC

Today was dedicated to the little ones. I wanted to get Najwa out the house, spend the day away from all the devices that Najwa gets glued to when we’re at home. More...

Najwa as Mal for Halloween at PG Plaza

Najwa - Halloween - PG Plaza

The original plan was to do an outdoor trick-or-treat. But with the temperatures a bit chilly for Nduku’s equatorial blood, we headed back to PG Plaza Mall. I More...

Visit to the National Museum of American History and Spark!Lab

Najwa inventing something at Spark!Lab

As soon as I learned about the Spark!Lab at the National Museum of American History, I planned on taking Najwa. Picking a lazy Sunday, the timing couldn’t be more More...

Celebrating Alani’s Birthday at Cabin John’s Regional Park

Najwa at Alani's Birthday

Being so close to Halloween, Najwa’s friend Alani had a halloween costume-themed birthday celebration at Cabin John Regional Park in Bethesda. The celebration More...

Day of the Dead at the National Museum of the American Indian

Najwa’s buddy was having a birthday celebration later this afternoon; so what to do until then? A quick search and I found a celebration at the National Museum More...

On The Road

Everything Else About Our Visit to Kenya

When we go to Kenya, we go for two weeks, which may seem like ample time to really relax — that times flies. As soon as you land, it’s time to pack up to go back More...

Visit to Lake Magadi Where They Were Harvesting Salt (Or Is It Soda?)

After the long ride south, we finally made it to Lake Magadi.  I wasn’t sure what to expect, not really understanding how you can harvest salt our of a lake, More...

One Long and Very Hot Journey Through The Valley to Lake Magadi

For the day’s day trip, we headed south to Lake Magadi. Lake Magadi is the southernmost lake in the Kenyan Rift Valley, lying in a catchment of faulted volcanic More...

Hanging Out In Kitui With Family Before Hitting The Night Scene

After our trip to the coast, as usual, we had plans to go to Kitui, Kenya, and visit Nduku’s extended family.  This was my third trip out there, every two years, More...

Najwa Makes Principal’s Cabinet, Explains Why She’s a Hero

Najwa makes Principal's Cabinet at DC Prep

For the third consecutive time, Najwa made Principal’s Cabinet at DC Prep. Proud. Proud. Proud. Nduku and I went More...

If She Was A Turkey, Najwa Explains Why You Shouldn’t Eat Her

Why you shouldn't eat Najwa

As part of their homework, DC Preppies had to write why they shouldn’t be eaten, as if they were a Thanksgiving More...

Back to School Night at DC Prep

Najwa back to school for the first grade

I’m not sure who’s happier that the kids are back in school — the kids or the parents. DC Prep More...

Najwa Showing Off Her African Roots, Though Wrong Country [1:23]

After Najwa started music summer camp, where she was learning the piano, we got her a...

Liberia Independence Celebration - Washington DC Liberia Independence Celebration [0:39]

It’s been a few years since we attended the Liberian Independence Celebration. It’s always a lively...

Najwa dancing at Food Festival Watch Najwa Whip at the Around The World Cultural Food Festival [1:33]

We watched several performances at the Around the World Cultural Food Festival on the National Mall....

Najwa’s First Redskins Game!

Najwa at Redskins game

My homeboy Joon and I got season tickets to the Redskins games, this being our second year. He was More...

Redskins First Playoff Game in Years

As soon as the Redskins beat up on the Cowboys, it was time to get tickets for the Redskins’ first playoff..

Nduku Got Her Illegal Fuzzy Dice Just Without All The Pips

One day Nduku made a comment about wanting to hang fuzzy dice from her rear view mirror. I thought she was..

AHHHH DC!!! (RG3 GO-GO Remix) – The Washington Redskins Marching Band Drumline

Go-Go and Redskins!? Thanks Davita for sharing. I won’t tell Chad you’re slowly becoming a Redskins fan!…..

Najwa and Friends at the Last Washington Nationals Game of the Year

Najwa, Dayla and Alani at Washington Nationals game.

The forecast called for rain, but since I already bought a bunch of tickets to take Najwa and her friends More...

Trip to Nationals Park as the Nationals Beat the Marlins 4-1

Photos from our trip to Nationals Park to watch the Nationals play against the Miami Marlins. The Nationals won 4-1, but..

Najwa’s First Washington Nationals Game

The first baseball game I ever went to was a minor league game — The Fayetteville Generals at JP Riddle Stadium...
RunKeeper - 23March2013

Breaking In The New Nikes With a 6.29 Mile Walk Across DC

Though walking in Tims isn’t the ideal scenario, I think it was more painful for the lady than for me. So..

Closet Room Gets Fresh Coat of Paint, Brand New Look

It’s funny when I think about the first time I painted a room in our house. Not only did it seem..
Columbus Fountain at Union Station

Columbus Fountain at Union Station

Photos taken of and around Columbus Fountain which stands in the middle of Columbus Circle at Union Station, just blocks away..