1. A day on the farm! It’s getting close to one of our favorite family holidays, Halloween. So the family took Eva to a farm in Maryland which also has pony rides and a petting zoo. The goats and donkeys seemed to really like Eva, but she was more into “nan gua,” which is pumpkin in Mandarin. She picked out three pumpkins, and she’s so into them that now we have to take a pumpkin with us every time we leave the house. A day on the farm! It’s getting close to one of our favorite family holidays, Halloween. So the family took Eva to a farm in Maryland which also has pony rides and a petting zoo. The goats and donkeys seemed to really like Eva, but she was more into “nan gua,” which is pumpkin in Mandarin. She picked out three pumpkins, and she’s so into them that now we have to take a pumpkin with us every time we leave the house.
    A day on the farm! It’s getting close to one of our favorite family holidays, Halloween. So the family took Eva to a farm in Maryland which also has pony rides and a petting zoo. The goats and donkeys seemed to really like Eva, but she was more into “nan gua,” which is pumpkin in Mandarin. She picked out three pumpkins, and she’s so into them that now we have to take a pumpkin with us every time we leave the house. A day on the farm! It’s getting close to one of our favorite family holidays, Halloween. So the family took Eva to a farm in Maryland which also has pony rides and a petting zoo. The goats and donkeys seemed to really like Eva, but she was more into “nan gua,” which is pumpkin in Mandarin. She picked out three pumpkins, and she’s so into them that now we have to take a pumpkin with us every time we leave the house.

    A day on the farm! It’s getting close to one of our favorite family holidays, Halloween. So the family took Eva to a farm in Maryland which also has pony rides and a petting zoo. The goats and donkeys seemed to really like Eva, but she was more into “nan gua,” which is pumpkin in Mandarin. She picked out three pumpkins, and she’s so into them that now we have to take a pumpkin with us every time we leave the house.

  2. Eva’s language skills improve each day. Here she is reading numbers in English but pronouncing them in Mandarin. We’re so proud of her.

  3. Ladies picnic! Eva and her baby friend, Aurora, joined their mommas and pals for an afternoon frolic at Meridian Hill Park. Eva ate tons of crackers and sausage and went wild dancing to the drum circle.

  4. This weekend, the family went to the zoo so Eva could see some of the animals she hasn’t gotten to visit yet. The top of her list was lions, and they were out in droves. Eva eyed them with wonder and made roaring sounds to try and get them to roar, too. 

  5. Shapes! Eva’s class at the Smithsonian finished the unit on shapes but Eva is still finding and making shapes in nature. Here, she and May made shapes with leaves.

  6. Building Museum shenanigans. This is the Imagination Playground at the National Building Museum, where kids can make their own open-ended fun. Eva enjoys leverage and playing with weight, so she likes lifting and building with these blocks. They’re created by the architect David Rockwell, who wanted to give children blog play on a larger-than-life scale. Building Museum shenanigans. This is the Imagination Playground at the National Building Museum, where kids can make their own open-ended fun. Eva enjoys leverage and playing with weight, so she likes lifting and building with these blocks. They’re created by the architect David Rockwell, who wanted to give children blog play on a larger-than-life scale.
    Building Museum shenanigans. This is the Imagination Playground at the National Building Museum, where kids can make their own open-ended fun. Eva enjoys leverage and playing with weight, so she likes lifting and building with these blocks. They’re created by the architect David Rockwell, who wanted to give children blog play on a larger-than-life scale. Building Museum shenanigans. This is the Imagination Playground at the National Building Museum, where kids can make their own open-ended fun. Eva enjoys leverage and playing with weight, so she likes lifting and building with these blocks. They’re created by the architect David Rockwell, who wanted to give children blog play on a larger-than-life scale.

    Building Museum shenanigans. This is the Imagination Playground at the National Building Museum, where kids can make their own open-ended fun. Eva enjoys leverage and playing with weight, so she likes lifting and building with these blocks. They’re created by the architect David Rockwell, who wanted to give children blog play on a larger-than-life scale.

  7. It’s a plaaaane! Eva spent Saturday afternoon with Momma at Gravelly Point Park, which is located right under the takeoff flight path for planes leaving Washington Reagan National Airport. She sometimes had to wait as long as 20 minutes between departing planes, but just lit up every time she watched one take flight. 

  8. In recent weeks, Eva’s teachers at the Smithsonian have focused on three main shapes: triangles, circle and squares. This week— after Eva and her classmates made their first trek to the National Gallery of Art to visit works by artists such as Alexander Calder, Jackson Pollock and Stuart Davis — the teachers asked them to create their own art with those shapes. Eva made houses. (She might have thrown in a rectangle). 
  9. On Sunday, Eva attended her friend Allegra’s 3rd birthday party in Glen Echo Park, where Allegra’s friends were treated to a puppet show at the playhouse in the park. Then, the group got to go outside and enjoy a farm-themed bouncy house and ride the carousel. Eva loves jumping and anything involving spastic movement, so she loved this party and wore herself out. She came home and took a four-hour nap. On Sunday, Eva attended her friend Allegra’s 3rd birthday party in Glen Echo Park, where Allegra’s friends were treated to a puppet show at the playhouse in the park. Then, the group got to go outside and enjoy a farm-themed bouncy house and ride the carousel. Eva loves jumping and anything involving spastic movement, so she loved this party and wore herself out. She came home and took a four-hour nap.
    On Sunday, Eva attended her friend Allegra’s 3rd birthday party in Glen Echo Park, where Allegra’s friends were treated to a puppet show at the playhouse in the park. Then, the group got to go outside and enjoy a farm-themed bouncy house and ride the carousel. Eva loves jumping and anything involving spastic movement, so she loved this party and wore herself out. She came home and took a four-hour nap. On Sunday, Eva attended her friend Allegra’s 3rd birthday party in Glen Echo Park, where Allegra’s friends were treated to a puppet show at the playhouse in the park. Then, the group got to go outside and enjoy a farm-themed bouncy house and ride the carousel. Eva loves jumping and anything involving spastic movement, so she loved this party and wore herself out. She came home and took a four-hour nap.

    On Sunday, Eva attended her friend Allegra’s 3rd birthday party in Glen Echo Park, where Allegra’s friends were treated to a puppet show at the playhouse in the park. Then, the group got to go outside and enjoy a farm-themed bouncy house and ride the carousel. Eva loves jumping and anything involving spastic movement, so she loved this party and wore herself out. She came home and took a four-hour nap.

  10. Eva’s really loving it out on the soccer pitch, when she actually focuses for long enough to train. She has practice every Saturday morning, and we have to do our best to get her to focus long enough to actually play soccer instead of go hunting for snacks.