I drafted a blog a week ago that will never be released. In the time since then and since my last writing so much magic has occurred for my family. My desire to be heartfelt and transparent requires more intimate interactions so this will be my final posting.
This past Saturday marked 32 years around the SUN for me ✨✨✨ The following day I had a beautiful home birth of our smallest Princess Layali words can’t express the joy of that experience or adding her to our lives.
Living in the moment and reflecting simultaneously is the best description of the space of time I Liv in. I’m elated about the growth of my family and receiving the manifestations of experiences that I have prayed for.
I am more motivated now then I have ever been before to move boldly in the direction of my passions.
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We will pop up on some art! The fam and I love to be apart of and decipher the beauty of experimental art. The Hirshhorn blessed us today with Ann Hamilton’s What Absence is Made Of. Also not to be missed is the work of Ai Wei Wei. Kids and adults will love the powerful Lego art and the wallpaper pieces make for great conversations. Get there before 2018!
Another favorite piece on display is called “Five Day Forecast”….. this will be a little scavenger hunt… Find it and let me know how you felt.
No matter the weather my little humans like to stay busy! Baby boy is walking now so a climate controlled adventure space where the kids can climb and laugh as loud as their hearts desire is perfect when it's messy outside!
Mommy win! We played at Skillzone until the kids (read: Mommy) got tired!
Sunday we started our day with Disney on Ice! Honestly, I felt like this performance was just ok…. ” 100 Years of Magic” wasn’t that magical to me. Mulan and Lion King were definitely highlights. However, my issues were where the hell was Princess Tiana? and Why is there always violence ie. the stabbing of the Beast.
After, we headed to The National Portrait Gallery which is probably my favorite museum in DC. They are currently running an ” American Cool ” exhibit highlighting influential tastemakers, artist, athletes, rebels, and charismatic souls. From the 1940s until present those we have chosen to lead the cool brigade in this country were all represented
Unfortunately with the crowd I wasn’t able to get any good shots.
The complimentary warm tea and hot coco for kiddies was a yummy treat.
Taking Liv to museums is such a joy to teach her and highlight aspects of art that are relatable to her. Hearing her interpretation of things she sees is just wonderful.
Have I mentioned that I’m tired of wearing a coat and that this winter wonderland we are in is starting to get pretty outrageous?! Well the Botanical Gardens gave us a mini escape from the elements and it gave us a indoor / outdoor vibe that we all appreciated!
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.
If you love food then the Taste of DC 2013 is where you need to be!
As a native to the area shamefully there were landmark eats that I had never even sampled such as Ben’s Chilli Bowl ( I know …I know) ,but after attending the event last year I’m totally locked in to a few new restaurants that I can’t live without. In general it’s a really good time with food and freebies.
Who doesn’t love the joy of some good mail. Liv and I literally squeal and anticipate our little gifts in the mail. Recently liv received her first Citrus Lane package!
Citrus Lane is an exciting way for parents to try out amazing new products. Based on your profile data entered you will be sent items appropriate for your child’s sex and age group! I am always interested in fun, yummy or natural goods so between conversation and research those are my typical ways of discovering new things. With this unique service they bring the best things right to your mailbox. Each month is a new surprise and we can’t wait for our next package.
This past weekend we had the pleasure of hanging with Liv’s new friend Sebastion.
Lucky for us our play date was scheduled for National Ice Cream Day!
The kids were thrilled when they heard we planned to get some cold treats in this heat. Union Market hosted DC Scoop which was a wonderful event with tastes of the best ice cream, gelatto, and other frozen treats. My fave frozen treat hands down was the Liv was entertained by the Boogie Babies musical guest while we stood in crazy long lines for our desserts. One of my favorite beverage brands Honesty set up a really cute pop up shop. A free photo booth was also part of the event that the kiddies enjoyed. Dolcezza Gelatto was hands down my favorite! They served up a blackberry flavor that was SO good! They have a few locations around the city so that is very convenient for my taste buds.
After we finished at the DC Scoop we headed over to ArtJamz so Liv and her buddy could unleash their inner creative!