Date archive for June, 2016
Najwa and Alani at BBQ Festival, Washington DC
By David Gaines On Sunday, June 26th, 2016
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Najwa and Alani at the Giant BBQ Battle

It’s weird calling it the Giant BBQ Battle when for years it’s been the Safeway BBQ Battle, but whatever. This year Alani, one of Najwa’s friend, joined us to help us not have to chase More...

Nduku and Najwa at Around The World Cultural Food Festival
By David Gaines On Saturday, June 18th, 2016

Around The World Cultural Food Festival

We were back on the National Mall for another festival, this time celebrating the wide variety of ways to preparing food. It was the Around The World Cultural Food Festival, and there were more than dozens More...

Najwa with her kindergarten teachers Ms. Murphy and Ms. Porter at DC Prep
By David Gaines On Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

Last Day of Kindergarten

The academic year has come to an end. Najwa’s school says goodbye to each other and get ready for the summer. Ms. Murphy addresses the students and parents as the year comes to an end. Najwa with her teachers More...

Najwa with friends at Pump It Up for a birthday
By David Gaines On Saturday, June 11th, 2016

Birthday Party at Pump It Up

When school let’s out for the summer — because DC Prep isn’t a neighborhood school — Najwa might not see most of her school friends again until late August when school starts again. So, More...

Najwa at Astronomy Festival on National Mall - Washington DC
By David Gaines On Friday, June 10th, 2016

Najwa’s First Glimpse of Another World

This wasn’t going to be your typical festival. No dancing, exotic foods and vendors selling you timeshares or replacement windows. For this one, it didn’t really get started until after dusk, tables More...

By David Gaines On Monday, June 6th, 2016

Introducing the Dumbbell Cross Body Hammer Curl

While reading about the different muscles worked for different exercises, I’ve come to learn a bunch of different muscles that unless you were a pre-med major in college or a weightlifter, you probably More...

Najwa at Post Office Museum
By David Gaines On Saturday, June 4th, 2016
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Visit to the Post Office Museum

Since we were in the area, Najwa and I made an impromptu visit to the Post Office Museum in the Union Station area. An interactive display to collect virtual stamps. The beginning of the exhibit telling the story More...

Marcy Weightlifting Bench
By David Gaines On Wednesday, June 1st, 2016
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How In The Hell Did I End Up On This Bench!?

Funny how one thing leads to another then another, and the next thing you know, what you thought would never happen has happened. Whatever. I got Nduku some home gym stuff.  Workout stuff.  Most ladies More...