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 of the day. When it was time to leave, we hopped on the shuttle for employees of our office park to go to the Metro.  It’s only a mile More...

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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 Friday, August 26th, 2016

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 keyboard. And keyboards tend to come with a bunch of different tunes already installed. One of the tunes is an Egyptian More...

Najwa dancing at Food Festival
By David Gaines On Saturday, June 18th, 2016
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Watch Najwa Whip at the Around The World Cultural Food Festival [1:33]

We watched several performances at the Around the World Cultural Food Festival on the National Mall. We watched a few. Najwa mimicked some of the dances like the Eastern European dance where they fold their More...

By David Gaines On Sunday, March 20th, 2016

Painting With Light [7:18]

Painting is fun. Especially when there’s no mess to clean.  More...

By David Gaines On Saturday, March 19th, 2016

Kites of Asia Heritage Family Day [11:27]

Going to the Kites of Asia Heritage Family Day at the National Air and Space Museum was our Plan B for the day.  Looking back, maybe it should’ve been Plan A.  We had a ball.  More...

By David Gaines On Saturday, March 12th, 2016

Najwa Tells Another of her Spontaneous Stories [7:46]

Najwa was downstairs talking to herself, so we thought. She was making a video of herself telling an original story of a queen, one halfway resembling Elsa from Frozen. Somewhere just after she got started, More...

By David Gaines On Saturday, March 12th, 2016

Videographer or Pirate? [1:01]

At first I thought Najwa was playing a video on one phone, yet watching a different video on another phone. I was wondering how she can concentrate on two different videos, but thought nothing of it when More...

By David Gaines On Thursday, March 10th, 2016

Najwa’s Karate Chop [1:31]

With the weather finally starting to break free of winter, Najwa and I just hung out on the porch before bedtime. And this was when I found out that she’s a martial artist. For More...

By David Gaines On Thursday, March 10th, 2016

Najwa Tells a Story About, Well, I’m Not Sure [3:36]

While heading home, I heard Najwa in the back talking, but didn’t bother asking to who, about what or anything else.  And then I see she was recording it.  More...