Date archive for September, 2016
Najwa, Dayla and Alani at Washington Nationals game.
By David Gaines On Friday, September 30th, 2016
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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 the Washington Nationals’s baseball game, we were there. Our first stop, naturally, was More...

Najwa and Alani at the Turkish Festival in Washington, DC
By David Gaines On Sunday, September 25th, 2016

Najwa and Alani at the Turkish Festival

As it has become an annual event for us, we returned to the Turkish Festival once again this year. This time, we invited Najwa’s friend Alani.  More...

By David Gaines On Saturday, September 17th, 2016

The Birthday Celebration Continues on U Street

After the birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese wound down, we kept it going into the night. I took Najwa and Alani to U Street where they were screening Finding Nemo outdoors. The first stop was McDonalds, though. More...

By David Gaines On Saturday, September 17th, 2016
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Najwa Celebrates Her 6th Birthday at Chuck E. Cheese

We celebrated Najwa’s 6th birthday at Chuck E. Cheese. Najwa’s Princess Tiana birthday cupcakes by Erin Cooper, an amazing pastry chef. Highly recommended: Kennedy, Alani More...

By David Gaines On Saturday, September 10th, 2016

Happy Birthday Dayla!

Najwa’s BFF from school celebrated her birthday this weekend, and her family did something different from any of the other parties we’ve been to. A very small group got together for a sleepover. But More...

Najwa back to school for the first grade
By David Gaines On Thursday, September 8th, 2016

Back to School Night at DC Prep

I’m not sure who’s happier that the kids are back in school — the kids or the parents. DC Prep held its Back to School Night [more like evening], and it looks like it’s a tie. When More...

By David Gaines On Sunday, September 4th, 2016

Has Anyone Seen Najwa?

When I went up to Najwa’s room, she was working on an arts and crafts project, but wouldn’t tell me what she was making. When I went back later, she went undercover.  More...

Najwa and Nduku at Rehoboth Beach
By David Gaines On Saturday, September 3rd, 2016

Storm Hunting at Rehoboth Beach

We planned on spending the day at Rehoboth Beach, but then thought about it because Tropical Storm Hermine. But, well, we decided to be adventurous anyway and headed out there. The traffic to the beach More...