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!
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!
Zoolights is an annual must! Armed with Starbucks hot chocolate and blueberry muffins we had a blast!
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!
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!
This year we were blessed to have seated tickets at the National Tree Lighting! It was definitely a memorable event to jump start our Christmas holiday. Liv enjoyed the music and lights a great deal! It was freezing! She had on so many layers and blanket and she had the cutest Doc Mcstuffins & Sophia hand warmers. This Friday on PBS you will be able to view the event.
The holiday cheer continues nightly check out the event schedule here
Also, did you know Santa’s Workshop is open for visitors!
Run over and have a good time! I’m sure your little will have a blast!
We are still feasting on Liv’s Halloween Candy….skipping right over Thanksgiving I present to you our first Christmas event of the season LOL
I’m so ready to deck the halls….who is selling live trees already!?
Event Highlights: Rudolph Ringtoss, Christmas Carols & Custom Card Making
The National Harbor has a Ice Skating Rink that is perfect for a family with little ones. Note that members of the National Children’s Museum receive discounted tickets. To my surprise upon arrival I found out the rink is not made of ice at all. This was definitely surprising but so convenient for us. Liv had a few friends with her at the rink ,and initially I was hesitant about this random ice skating trip where they may get cold and wet from sliding all over the ice. So in actuality for me having the kids skate on plastic was much better then complaints about what I expected to be cold hard ice. For small children I rate this a wonderful activity however adults may want to check out a true Ice rink because I was unable to really get a good glide going on the plastic.
Liv hosted her 1st Annual Christmas party and it was fun times had by all! So much so that mommy didn’t have a second to take many pictures ….
Liv’s guest were greeted with holiday tunes ( let me just say that while Christmas shopping we purchased a Bluetooth device that allowed me to play Pandora from my iPad through our Ihome system… Am I late on this!?! We Love It!)
The little people munched on snacks galore one of my favorites being the “Rice Krispy Tree”
I also created a photobooth backdrop from a thrifted thick table cloth with snowman designs on it. Creative, yet the kids couldn’t stay still long enough to get many still shots.
In addition to ornament making the kids had a blast on their candy cane hunt which was really made successful by the 70 degree weather we had this weekend.
For the first time I dyed noodles so the spaghetti dish was holiday themed with green noodles and red sauce. This holiday has really gotten me into utilizing food color in my edibles to add to the decor of an event. It excites me to add that extra festive touch and I’m sure I will be doing that for each holiday now 🙂
Happy Monday People!
This morning my family enjoyed these “Christmas Tree” waffles made with mama’s love!
I was so excited to make these! It’s the little things that matter most! This was a wonderful cooking activity for little ones as well. My daughter loves cooking. The counting, colors and textures she gets to experience while creating are always a fun way to educate.
To prepare our meal we added some green dye to our waffle recipe
Ornaments: Fresh blueberries and strawberries drizzled with honey, a tiny dusting of powder sugar and a tree topper of cool whip
Tree stump: Bacon
Let me know how this idea goes over with your little elves 🙂
Ice at The National Harbor was a unique and exciting frozen wonderland!
Colorful ice of Christmas imagery surrounded us and we took many turns on the slide!
I hope you guys have been making the most of this cold winter season by partaking in all the holiday fun to be had.
Winter is upon us ,and there are so many fun things to check off our list of activities!
One being Ice! which is held at the National Harbor.
Described as a interactive ice display, I’m excited to see the ice sculptures paired with music, indoor snow, a ice slide and more. Click the link above to catch a great price of half off the original ticket cost, in addition to those savings if you go to Livingsocial’s Facebook page there is an additional 20% off coupon code offer available which I used to further increase my savings!
Fun event at a great price! Mommy is happy! Have any of you attended this display before?