Playing at Turkey Thicket [1:55]

It was a pleasant day, as far as the weather. It was a lazy Sunday. So we took a trip to Turkey Thicket. It always amazes me how kids can make an instant friendship, as if they’ve known each other for years.  More...

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By David Gaines On Friday, February 12th, 2016

Najwa in a Disguise [0:17]

Najwa spent the day at the office with me. And with what little there is to keep her entertained, she manages to find a way.  More...

By David Gaines On Thursday, December 17th, 2015

Najwa’s Class Performing During DC Prep Winter Festival [3:41]

After all these years, I never knew that “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” had more lyrics. Anyway, Najwa’s class performed the song, in its entirety, during the DC Prep Winter Festival on the More...

Santa Mail at the Newseum
By David Gaines On Saturday, December 12th, 2015

Visiting Santa at the Newseum

One of my favorite museums is the Newseum. Since I was a kid, when all the other kids wanted to be firemen, astronauts or something grand, I wanted to be a journalist. Hence, I blog. So when kids got in More...

By David Gaines On Saturday, October 31st, 2015

Najwa Explains How Panda’s Poop [1:36]

Before we headed out for Halloween, Najwa and I were just killing time in the kitchen, as she explained how a panda poops.  More...

By David Gaines On Saturday, March 14th, 2015

Risking Mommy’s Wrath By Splashing In Puddles [1:28]

Najwa got some new rain boots.  It rained.  So, we went for a little walk, and I did say that it was okay for her to splash in puddles.  Her interpretation obviously differed from mine.  More...

By David Gaines On Friday, March 13th, 2015

Najwa’s Teacher Ms. King Is Simply Great [2:51]

I’ve always read that if a student has an amazing teacher, one that inspires, motivates, nurtures, the student will love school, excel, regardless if future teachers aren’t as great.  Najwa’s More...

By David Gaines On Thursday, March 5th, 2015

Taking a Walk Through a Surprise March Snow [1:44]

Usually, March is a time for spring.  But to start the month, we get another snow storm.  It’s not much, but enough to make a walk to the store fun.  For a kid at least.  More...

By David Gaines On Saturday, February 28th, 2015

Najwa’s New Bubble Machine [0:38]

Like most kids, and many adults as well, Najwa loves bubbles.  There’s something magical in blowing a few bubbles and giving chase.  And blowing bubbles with her is fun, but usually one of us has More...

Najwa - Ready for Service
By David Gaines On Saturday, February 14th, 2015

Najwa is “Ready For Service” [2:07]

Growing up in a military family, living on military posts, having a dad and brother both do 20 years in the armed services — I’m not opposed to Najwa also serving. My preference would be reserves More...