The Swedes Had a Settlement in America?

Fort Christina - Wilmington, Delaware

Since we were only staying one night in Wilmington, Delaware, once we checked out the hotel, we had to maximize our time before heading back home.  We did a quick search and found out about the More...

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Trip to National Museum of the American Indian

National Museum of the American Indian

For our trip to the National Museum of the American Indian, we went to Union Station to grab a bite to eat then walk to the National Mall where the museum is.  On the More...

Najwa’s Meets Junie B. Jones, Her Favorite Book Character

Junie B. Jones

Ever since Najwa was born, we’ve been buying her books.  She has hundreds of books, an entire bookcase in her room full of books.  Most of them, of course, are More...

Keeping Najwa Entertained at This Year’s BBQ Festival

BBQ Festival - Washington DC

It’s the middle of the summer, which means BBQ Festival time in DC.  This year’s sponsor is Giant, though we keep calling it the Safeway BBQ Festival.  It’s More...

Food Festival, Butterfly Garden, Sculpture Garden To Start Off Summer Break

Around the World Cultural Food Festival - Washington DC- 2017

With the heat index breaking into the 90s [humidity sucks] and a threat of a thunderstorm, we decided to head out to the Around The World Cultural Food Festival anyway. More...

Reptiles, Books and Just Playing Around at the New Woodridge Library

Najwa and I took a trip down the road to check out the new Woodridge Library.  I had planned on coming here eventually, but with live reptiles for the kids, this made More...

On The Road

Delaware Children’s Museum

After visiting Fort Christina and exploring the Kalmar Nyckel Museum, it was time to turn our attention to something for Najwa.  The scavenger hunt at Fort Christina More...

Exploring the Kalmar Nyckel Museum in Delaware

Around the corner from our visit to Fort Christina Park is a museum, featuring the Kalmar Nyckel, but also a tribute to world exploration by boat.  The Kalmar Nyckel More...

The Swedes Had a Settlement in America?

Since we were only staying one night in Wilmington, Delaware, once we checked out the hotel, we had to maximize our time before heading back home.  We did a quick search More...

Day Trip To Wilmington Delaware

Before the summer ends, and since it’s a three day weekend, we decided to get away for a couple of days.  Instead of the normal destinations, we chose to go a More...

Najwa Awarded Best in Mathematics and Principal’s Cabinet

As much as I want to take credit for this, I have to give it up to mommy for making sure Najwa does her homework More...

Field Trip Back to National Air & Space Museum

DC Prep field trip to the National Air and Space Museum

Of all the museums of the Smithsonian, the National Air & Space Museum seems to be the most popular. More...

Oregon 1st Graders Performing at DC Prep Winter Festival

DC Prep Winter Festival

DC Prep’s Winter Festivals are hilarious to me.  Kids that age just have no idea how entertaining More...

Najwa Entertains During 2-Minute Shuttle Ride From Work To Metro

Najwa spent the day with me at work.  I find it amazing that she can spend...

Najwa Helping Rake Leaves But For Reasons Different Than Mine [0:31]

When we first moved into the house, yard work wasn’t one of the things we were...

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...

Our First Washington Valor Indoor Football Game

Washington Valor game

A few weeks ago while at the Giant BBQ Festival, we stopped by a booth with information about the Washington More...

Family Trip to a Nationals Baseball Game

Every year we make an attempt to attend a Washington Nationals game.  An incentive is always the free giveaway, this year..

Tailgating at the Redskins-Browns Game

I plead the fifth.  But from what I can remember, I had a blast at the Redskins game against the Browns. We..

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

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

Sean Taylor Remembered at Brookland Metro

Sean Taylor graffiti at Brookland Metro station in Washington, DC

Brookland is a pretty quiet neighborhood.  Homes have spacious yards, there’s plenty of green More...

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..

Delta Solar Sculpture At National Air and Space Museum

Delta Solar is a public artwork by Venezuelan sculptor Alejandro Otero located outside of the National Air and Space Museum in..

“Man Controlling Horse” At Federal Trade Commission

The Federal Trade Commission on Pennsylvania Ave. Built in 1938 the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Building is an architectural masterpiece just blocks..

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