Date archive for November, 2016
By David Gaines On Saturday, November 26th, 2016

Najwa and a Huge Panda Promoting ZooLights

To promote ZooLights, the National Zoo put these massive pandas in some of the Metro stations.  Maybe we’ll go, if we have time before we leave for Kenya. Join the More...

By David Gaines On Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

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 the entire day, in the office, with a bunch of adults, find something to keep herself entertained, and have energy at the end More...

By David Gaines On Saturday, November 19th, 2016

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 used to doing.  I raked leaves, a lot, but for whatever reason, when the winter thawed out, the yard was buried in more More...

By David Gaines On Sunday, November 13th, 2016

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

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

By David Gaines On Sunday, November 13th, 2016

Najwa Builds Her Very Own Camera

Maybe we’ll be going to Spark!Lab more often, where kids are encouraged to invent and build stuff. My desire is to see Najwa stay in STEM, become an engineer, a scientist, a builder of some sorts. And as More...

By David Gaines On Friday, November 11th, 2016

Najwa and Grandma in Fayetteville, NC

We took a trip to Fayetteville to visit Grandma.  More...

Daddy Dinner at DC Prep
By David Gaines On Thursday, November 10th, 2016

Daddy Dinner Discussion at DC Prep

Over the years, I’ve become pretty introverted.  Anti-social.  Borderline recluse.  All I can handle with the bandwidth available are my two ladies and work.  And Redskins football. But, at DC More...

Najwa and Alani at Side Yards in Washington DC
By David Gaines On Saturday, November 5th, 2016

Trabants, Wonderplace, SparkLab, National Mall, Capitol Riverfront, Side Yards — One Long, Adverturous Day

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. I was going to need some help, so More...