Tag archive for  ‘Dayla’
Najwa and Alani building Lego-inspired robot at Family Engineering Day at National Building Museum
By David Gaines On Saturday, February 18th, 2017
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Robotic Challenge, Slime Making, Rocket Balloon Race and More at NBM’s Engineering Family (and Friends!) Day

I read somewhere recently that girls are a long shot to become scientists, engineers, anything STEM-related, not because of an inability to do those jobs, but because of a lack of interest.  And that lack More...

DC Prep at Lincoln's Cottage in Washington DC
By David Gaines On Thursday, December 1st, 2016
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DC Prep Trip to President Lincoln’s Cottage

Sometimes, when you live in a city, you don’t always know about all the tourist attractions. Just around the corner from our house, little did we know that President Lincoln had a cottage there. It’s More...

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...

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: http://erinsdelights.com/ Kennedy, Alani More...

By David Gaines On Saturday, September 10th, 2016
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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 with friends at Pump It Up for a birthday
By David Gaines On Saturday, June 11th, 2016
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Birthday Party at Pump It Up

When school let’s out for the summer — because DC Prep isn’t a neighborhood school — Najwa might not see most of her school friends again until late August when school starts again. So, More...

By David Gaines On Thursday, December 17th, 2015
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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...