Date archive for October, 2016
Najwa - Halloween - PG Plaza
By David Gaines On Monday, October 31st, 2016
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Najwa as Mal for Halloween at 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 wasn’t impressed last year, with More...

By David Gaines On Monday, October 31st, 2016
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Najwa Find Solution To Prevent Me Catching Colds

As we were preparing to head out for Halloween, for whatever reason, Najwa asked why I needed my hat. It was a bit breezy, breezy enough that I knew Nduku was going to reconsider her idea of outdoor trick-or-treating, More...

Najwa inventing something at Spark!Lab
By David Gaines On Sunday, October 30th, 2016
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Visit to the National Museum of American History and 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 perfect with the Redskins playing More...

Praying Mantis in my Panama Orange Tree (Calamondin).
By David Gaines On Sunday, October 30th, 2016
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Deck Plants Attracting Good and Bad Insects

The reason I started planting marigolds in the planters on the deck was because I kept reading that mosquitoes don’t like the marigold scent so they stay away.  I can’t say whether this is More...

Najwa at Alani's Birthday
By David Gaines On Saturday, October 29th, 2016
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Celebrating Alani’s Birthday at Cabin John’s Regional Park

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 started out with a train ride through More...

By David Gaines On Saturday, October 29th, 2016
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Creating 3D Structures with Gel, Mold and Oven with LED Lights

Nduku got Najwa this cool gift today.  A 3D Creation Maker.  It’s this, ummm, thing, where you pour this, ummm, stuff, into a mold, toss it in this, ummm, oven, and out comes a 3D, ummm, thingy. Whatever More...

By David Gaines On Saturday, October 29th, 2016
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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 of the American Indian. So off we went. They More...

By David Gaines On Saturday, October 22nd, 2016
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We Went “Under The Big Top” Then Checked Out the Portraits at the Smithsonian American Art Museum

It wasn’t quite the circus, and there wasn’t a huge tent with elephants and tigers dancing about, but we had a good time at the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Under The Big Top nevertheless. More...

By David Gaines On Sunday, October 9th, 2016
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Najwa and Her Wall-Mounted Entertainment System

I have no idea where she got this idea from, but she was insistent in wall-mounting mommy’s mobile phone to watch YouTube for Kids. Then she used her chairs and whatever else she could find to claim the space More...

Najwa making faces at Yum's
By David Gaines On Friday, October 7th, 2016
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Najwa and Her Facial Expressions

All newborns and infants make these weird and crazy facial expressions. Sometimes they’re just excited to see you, other times it’s just gas; almost every time it’s involuntarily or done reflexively. With More...

By David Gaines On Sunday, October 2nd, 2016
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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 tailgated.  El Jefe and his friends were tailgating.  I went More...