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!

How Do You ….Boo!?

How you Booing!? Hee Hee! I don’t even frequent the Wendy Williams Show ,but I couldn’t resist hearing her voice as I typed the opening line!
Anywho, what are you guys doing to celebrate the Fall! Don’t be stingy! Share Share Share 🙂
Last year we discovered Queen Anne Farm. This local natural practice farm is full of kind employees, small animals, tall beautiful sunflowers as well as some yummy cider in their little shop. This is a great farm to visit during the weekday and allow your child to grab the perfect pumpkin without having to wait until the weekend and be overwhelmed by the crowds. This farm is a wonderful setting for great family pictures!
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Another don’t miss event is BOO at the Zoo! This event is sooo good! It’s hands down one of my favorite Halloween events to do as a family in this area. Any zoo lover would be stoked to attend. In addition to seeing the animals, families come out in a massive way to get their goodie bags filled to the brim with treats from Whole Foods, Mars chocolate company and literally so many others. (check my post on this event last year). The costumes are also very well thought out at this event so prepare to be wowed!

Boo at the Zoo

Our Halloween fun started Friday at 5pm!
The weather was so shockingly cold (I’m in denial that summer is over and coats are now needed)
So I had to use a alternate costume for Liv! Since she was bundled for the elements she strapped her wings over her coat and was a “Fairy”! The DC Zoo is hands down one of our fave places to visit and we do so routinely. So with the addition of some Halloween fun we were really excited for Boo at the Zoo! While we may have revised our costumes, plenty of families came out in full costume! Some of the most impressive and entertaining were the child Ipad as well as the elaborate family costumes like the Wizard of Oz! The unique costumes added to the excitement of the event!

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The DC Zoo showcased animal encounters, educational booths, haunted petting zoo which is always fun and loads of treats!

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The carousel ride with her aunt was definitely a highlight for Liv!
We had a blast and plan to incorporate this event into our fall traditions! This event was ticketed ,so be sure to plan ahead as this event is very popular.

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Trick or Treat!