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!
Are you hip to the FREE Saturday Morning performances at the National Theatre? Check out the remaining shows for this year and be sure to treat your little one to some weekend enrichment.
This weekend we enjoyed a performance by Lesole’s Dance Project: Dancing Through South Africa. The interactive, informative dance education we experienced was simply wonderful. Both children and parents alike were on
there our feet. Truly this production made a positive impact on my day! Waking up early to receive the amazing energy in the room was such a blessing. While the majority of the dance lessons were instructing the children, or a mix of both…. One demonstration was predominately parents. Mr. Lesole gave a statement that touched on setting an example for our children, letting them know it’s ok to experience movement and embrace African culture. I took that to heart and embraced every moment spent there.
Next we were blessed to have been in attendance for the Children’s Africana Book Festival. A group of young ladies enriched our lives by sharing both movement and song from Africa.
Liv enjoyed getting a cheetah face painting done as well as crafting and munching on the fruit and chocolate provided. As always the African Museum is a wonderful place to wander around and take in culture. Liv literally had me read the description for every piece of artwork on display 🙂 I love seeing her engaged and absorbing positive experiences that assist her in developing into her divine self.
*Excuse the video quality… You should have been there 🙂
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!
The DC Zoo showcased animal encounters, educational booths, haunted petting zoo which is always fun and loads of treats!
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.
Trick or Treat!
Uno…Dos …Tres…Con Andres!
The Smithsonian has a wonderful theatre space for little tots to enjoy learning and music.
Uno…Dos…Tres…con Andres! was a bilingual music experience that was both engaging and educational! As often as we visit The National Mall I had totally overlooked this space ,and I’m so glad that it is now on my radar. The events at the Discovery Theatre are ticketed and the cost was around $11 for both Liv and I very reasonable.
Since this particular event was held on a Friday we were able to enjoy the farmers market down on the mall as well. The veggie wraps and Hibiscus tea were so delicious we had to hit the market going and coming and the shaded tree stump seating nearby the garden area was a peaceful way to enjoy.
We have already purchased our tickets to the October Halloween show at Discovery Theatre!
We will be in costume! Hope to meet some of you guys there 🙂