WeLove Play

Let me start by beaming about how the thrill of living in DC proper is a long awaited joy! Establishing goals that serve your family and cutting down on our commuting time is a wonderful feeling! This past Saturday we spent the majority of our early day on the playground! Kaboom & Playworks DC Hosted a wonderful day of play for the entire family! We have experienced so much rain lately that we were eager to get out and play with Mr. Golden Sun!


We value outdoor freedom, physical activity and children’s imagination. The fact that the new trend is to decrease/ eliminate recess for children is literally deplorable. #Rally4Recess had petitions on hand as well as a day of fun and healthy food for everyone. Sidewalk chalk, classic group games, and balls of all types was a nostalgic Saturday for me as a parent. 

Of course while at play everyone works up quite the appetite and Honest juice and DC Central Kitchen was on hand to feul us with wraps and fresh fruit. The bounty of apples and pears also kept us going. 


Sometimes we go for a over scheduled weekend with more running around then is necessary and this weekend we kept it classic with a day of outdoor recess. We had a blast!

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WeLove Kites

  

 You see that kite waaaaay up there in the sky? Yes, that’s my baby kite work! 

While daddy was looking for a parking spot. Liv and I spread out our blanket and got all set up to admire, enjoy and fly her kites. It literally took forever for us to actually get going because I had attached the string to the wrong side ( they don’t teach you how to assemble a kite in school) Once we got the kite up we were really having a blast. This event is definitely one of our favorite Cherry Blossom happenings!  

WeLove Wild Kratts

My baby is most definitely a PBS kid! PBS is the only channel I feel comfortable really leaving the room and knowing that my child is being entertained and educated without any offensive content. One of her many favorites are the Wild Kratt brothers! Liv has her very own creature power suit and pretends to go on each adventure with the crew!  

 The amount accurate wildlife knowledge that my child has and her excitement to share it all brings so much joy to me. So when we found out the Wild Kratts were going to be live in DC us along with tons of other families quickly purchased tickets. After counting down for like what felt like forever… It was Showtime! Seeing the sheer light in her face made the moment perfect!    

 SN: Another beautiful part of PBS programming and Wild Kratts specifically is the representation of brown people. The brown girl power on the Wild Kratts is intentional and motivating. They have most definitely won our house over as true fans!

WeLove Movie Screenings

This past week I had the pleasure of attending two movie screenings!

  
The Road Chip with Alvin & the Chipmunks was a fun nostalgic yet fresh watch! The music was definitely a attention grabber and as usual the mischief of those chipmunks was fun to be a part of! The release time is perfect! Round up the entire family and go have a good time this Christmas.

Next up… Sisters which is actually released today! Amy Poehler and Tina Fey are the stars of the film with a few of my other faves Maya Rudolph and Ike Barinholt (aka Morgan Tookers …for my Mindy lovers) if you enjoy laughing get your tickets now! It’s Friday…. grab anyone with a sense of humor and enjoy!

  

WeLove The National Book Festival 2015

I love an annual event that you can experience differently every year! While always enjoyable, I feel really charged up about my experience at yesterday’s National Book Festival! The event yesterday was massive per standard. Arriving via metro is always encouraged ,and for my family interest heading directly to the children’s floor is always our first and usually only area of interest for the day. Highlight of the children’s floor are the Scholastic area which this year consisted of storytime, fun family photo booth, character encounters, coloring, balloon figures, free books which ran out way too early for the smaller kids as well as an active vision board that allowed kids to express how reading empowers them.

   

Because we enjoy good eats I must highlight the Caribbean food vendor that every year provides affordable, flavorful and filling eats! Yummy my vegan bowl was too good! Back to the books… AARP provided free books signed by the author, totes with giveaways, photo booth, 3D virtual reality glasses to demo as well as a cool ass 3D printer that I obviously now NEED in my life. 

 The little chess and knome pieces pictured took 20 min each to print… Imagine printing mini versions of your loved ones! How futuristic!

Wells Fargo had a massive space to engage families. 

   
      Panning for gold, lassoing horses,  super comfy storytime set up. After each storytime the children were gifted with the book or horse stuffed animal that was read about.

HIGHLIGHT alert!!! Yesterday we met Sonia Manzano! AKA Maria from Sesame Street!  

 

Words can’t even describe! My Mother, Myself and My Daughter have long been apart of the Sesame viewership legacy. To meet a beautiful , humble soul that feels like they had a major role in raising you is exciting and humbling!  

  Becoming Maria is the new memoir she put out! Check her story out!

National Geographic also had a area focused on planets and space discovery. We are definitely excited to add space camp to her activities once Liv becomes of age for the program.

   
 

Just when we thought our day was concluding we headed to the evening poetry slam! My God! The Young Kings that spoke so genuinely and courageously inspired me! I feel honored to have heard their strong words and for my daughter to have been exposed to such strength! Kids are so important! They are to be valued and heard always!

WeLove to Run

 I’m so proud of my baby! Liv is a warrior and I’m so blessed to learn and grow from her example. She completed her first Blacklight Run 5k and was totally “turnt” at the finish line party!!! We are addicted to the party runs now! More to come!

   
  

  
DC Blacklight Afterparty 

WeLove Peru

We explored the opening day of the Folklife Festival yesterday on the National Mall and it was a great time! Pack snacks, a blanket and make a day of it.   

                  

               

Learning how girls as young age six start building bridges for their tribe using natural fibers was stellar!