Halloween 2017

Last week after school Halloween began for our family! I picked up Princess Elena of Avalon and we head right over to NOMA to enjoy a Pumpkin Palooza!

We have been attending for the last few years and it’s amazing how this community event has grown tremendously in attendance numbers!

Next up… we enjoyed some weekday funnin at Catholic University! Both kids were official NASA astronauts ( it was so cold baby boy didn’t get to show off his shirt…. but he did trick or treat…. for me 😜 because I mean let’s be honest…. I can’t let my precious baby eat candy yet!) The kids had a blast! The students worked hard and were so kind to the attendees! They served pizza and snacks, had a trick or treat trail with fun costumes all around. Tons of games and activities, face paint and two moon bounces on a large field that was highly decorated for all to enjoy! We will definitely be back next year!

Three days into Halloween and it’s time to hit the Halloween streets! Crowded per usual! Fun costumes and a bucket full of goodies.

Are anyone else’s kids obsessed with The Descendants Movie? Liv/Uma was pumped to get all suited up and debut her outfit!

The weekend was also filled with parties cue: Beyoncé “We Like to Party” ….. and

Halloween has not even officially arrived!

Daddy playing wingman to our little “ladies man”.

We have a few more events to attend to finish off our Halloween season ( I miiiight update this post to include them)

Happy Candy Day 🎃

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WeLove Momma

This blog started because this precious little soul chose me to mother her… flash to present day I have been chosen yet again to nurture my son along this journey as well. Being their mom is the greatest joy of my life and I have never been more committed to anyone. The love of my humans fuel my entire existence. 


This past Sunday my crew set aside time and energy for Momma! We keep a very full schedule but Sunday we slowed all the way down and did my favorite thing…. eating at the beach… 

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GRILLED FOOD

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They made Momma feel special this day and always I LOVE them

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 Liv: Valentine’s 2015

The most loving girl deserves to know just how special she is so of course crafting her Valentines Day excitement had me squealing along the way! Here are a few highlights….
I’m gonna say enjoying a game at Georgetown University cheering on the girls basketball team is very much “our thing” at this point! Uber cold out but our princess was adamant about attending

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For the first time we enjoyed a Build & Grow Workshop at Lowes and it was a good time! My handy little princess was given a work kit to create a heart photo holder, an apron with personalized name card, pair of goggles. Upon completion she received a certificate and a patch for her handy work. Needless to say…. We shall return for upcoming workshops

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One of Liv’s Valentine’s treats was this special little book

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Momma is all about a curly headed brown princess!

Habari Gani?

Last post of 2014! What a blessing to move forward in life! To have another day to love to create to learn! Below is a photo recap of a few things that have been keeping us busy!

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Winternational was a gathering of many embassies, opening up there customs and treats to us this winter season. Liv got her first henna tattoo and enjoyed dancing to the live music! It’s always wonderful to experience new cultures without even getting your passport stamped!

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Zoolights is an annual must! Armed with Starbucks hot chocolate and blueberry muffins we had a blast!

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This was the first year I have ever celebrated Kwanzaa! I feel so blessed to be sharing these principles with my child early on connecting with a community of like minds on various levels!
Eagerly anticipating 2015 and beyond!

Can He Get Much Higher!?

This weekend we enjoyed a great first visit to the College Park Aviation Museum! The museum had a small entrance fee but especially with the Holiday event they were hosting it was well worth it! This event was full of crafts, an amazing balloon artist, tattoos. The museum has air planes to get a hands on experience as well as flight attire to play dress up with and lots of other nooks and crannies of amazement! And the biggest moment of the day was Santa being flown into the museum by police helicopter! Big Fun and Loads of Holiday Cheer!IMG_4216.JPG

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