DC outdoors is so good!
It’s so amazing to live in a area that provides such a diverse entertainment scene. From the free museums , to swanky little restaurants to the ah- mazing outdoors DC does not lack “things to do”. Fletcher’s Cove is such a wonderful experience in Georgetown.
Fishing, canoeing and the beautiful opportunity to connect with what matters can all be experienced in this beautiful space.
C&O Canal has quite an interesting history so you just may learn something by taking a visit to this space.
Where does your family go to enjoy the outdoors?
Words can’t express the delight in watching your child blossom. Watching your child choose activities that suit them and the joy they have while learning and engaging in their interest areas. Any opportunity for my child to manifest her greatness we are there. Liv has been attending Artful Afternoons at the Smithsonian and she loves it!
Each session highlights the work of a preselected artist. The children create at multiple stations throughout the school, using a variety of materials that are relevant to the work of the artist while inspiring the young artist to manifest on their own. To replenish their strength the children conclude with a group snack time. So cute! So fun!
Rituals. Malcolm X Park. 2-9pm
Of all the pics and videos I captured nothing can fully convey the supreme goodness that happens during the Drum Circle in Malcolm X Park every warm Sunday from 2-9. God is present. Love is thriving. People are united. If not visible anywhere else in this world the pure goodness of human life is present at this time. Be sure not to deprive yourself of these moments.
The National Building Museum tucked between the National Mall and Gallery Place is a fun place for kids to get their energy out! Liv loves all the open space to run, the Building Zone full of dress up and toys to “construct” as well as a favorite being the humongous blue blocks that she could spend all day imagining and reimagining what to build.
If there already wasn’t plenty of fun at The National Building Museum…. Get your flops and towels ready because July 4 – September 7 they are bringing the Beach inside!!! How exciting!
Cooking with your children is so wonderful! Allowing children to get hands on experience with their food is so valuable. With all the colors, quantities as well as textures and terminologies your child can take great lessons away with each recipie! Never underestimate the value of real life experience at any age. Bake it Fun provided me a baking sheet in exchange for my honest review and I was thrilled to try out the product.
I am so accustomed to traditional metal pans that pile high in my kitchen the intrigue for this baking mat that rolled up easily was high. Our cooking process was much of the same. Normally I just kinda toss the metal pans in the half way open oven , but with the nature of this mat I did have to actually open the oven and place the mat on the shelf. However, the cleaning was sooooo easy! No Brillo and elbow grease needed! And being able to bend and store the mat makes it all so dreamy! As a busy mom I need all my tools to be as simple and stress free as possible. I will continue to reach for my “Bake it Fun” baking mat first before any of my old metal ones in the future.
Thrifting is life! Many days along side my grandmother and parents as a child I was constantly in a thrift store or at a yard sale looking for unique items. As I got older and initiated these excursions myself I’ve gone through phases of items that I was targeting. Now that my little person is here ,and especially because I homeschool I literally get a high from the amazing learning tools we have acquired as well as the beautiful books that we get to add to Liv’s library. I spend quite a bit of time digging through shelves inspecting books for perfection. Making sure they are odor free and free of any markings or rips…. Most importantly I seek out books with educational value, special interest, meaningful content as well as characters that visually represent our family.
Each book pictured above was in pristine condition with excellent content and for the entire set I spent about $2 *pops collar and does a little dance* “In God’s Name” highlights the quest for everyone to connect to the most high, while many may call the creator a different name the book concludes with everyone acknowledging that they are all a reflection of God and each name can be applied and at that point of unity they truly had reached a place of communion not just with each other but with the most high as well.
I scored an awesome Spike Lee Joint guys! I’m pretty sure I squealed and clicked my heels right there in the aisle. “Giant Steps to Change the World” highlights the accomplishments of courages thinkers and doers of the past and present while challenging children to develop their own plan to impact the world!
The Kwanzaa book I purchased is full of history, activities and recipes. We are currently learning about animal and insect life cycles so the Caterpillar to Butterfly book was a timely addition and lastly “Just for Today” is a fun story of parental bears that abandon their stressful adult chores to simply enjoy the day with their cubs… no yelling… No shoes just fun and love.
What are you reading to your little ones?
Good weather is upon us so it’s the perfect time to spend a day or if your a fanatic like us multiple days at the zoo! April is highlighted as Farm Month. Children have the opportunity to meet animals, observe feedings and other special calendar events. Be sure to check the DC Zoo Website before your visit so that you can plan your visit according to your interest. So grab a friend, pack a lunch and enjoy your day!