Dinosaur Cupcakes and PK Party Lessons Learned

The birthday bashing and baking continued as I prepared these dinosaur cupcakes for AJ’s PK3 class. His preschool allows birthday celebrations during the last half hour of the school day. It was a good opportunity to make AJ feel special–while also checking out his new classroom dynamics. I also learned a few things from this experience that I am noting for next time.

I had a moment of doubt last night when AJ requested “Spiderman … Read the rest

Let’s Talk Birthday Cakes!

AJ’s cake for birthday #3: Dinosaur cake!

We have been busy celebrating AJ’s birthday, his birth week– it just may go on all birth month! So let’s talk birthday cakes. In this post I would like to 1) share a few tips for novices (like me) who dare to make their own and 2) ask for your recs for a new list, draft title “Birthday Cake Bakeries On/Near the Hill,” which I hope to compile … Read the rest

Blog Update, Sept. 4: CHK Is 5 Months Old!

Hi neighbors! Capitol Hill Kid is sitting up, rolling over and smiling big! CHK turned 5 months old on Aug. 27, a small milestone that was greatly overshadowed by a much bigger one: AJ’s 3rd birthday! Related to that, I will have upcoming posts about birthday cakes and birthday party venues soon (maybe today?).

Here’s how CHK grew in the past month:

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At Elemeno, New Dance Classes and Revived Member Socials

Elemeno is my favorite neighborhood play space for little kids. I have treated it as if it were my own living room, starting when AJ was about 6 months old. Elemeno saw him scoot, crawl, toddle, walk and then run! Elemeno, located at 709 8th St SE, is always changing things up–refreshing toys and offering new opportunities. Here’s what’s new at Elemeno this fall.

New: Tippi Toes at Elemeno

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Registration Open for Camp Shenanigans ‘Play in a Day’ and Break Camps, 2019-2020

Anxious to get your child’s days off covered for this school year? Camp Shenanigans’ “Play in a Day” and school break camps, offered on every DCPS and Twin Rivers Charter School day off, are now open for registration. Not only that, but if your non-DCPS school has a day off that is not on the schedule, you can contact info@campshenanigans.com and the camp just might put something together for you.

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Fall News From Studio One Dance

What’s new this fall at Studio One Dance? A studio opening, fall enrollment and birthday party reservations!

Studio Opens Sept. 8

Studio One’s newly renovated space at 511 11th St SE will open for classes on Sunday, Sept. 8. All classes will be held at this location.

Fall Enrollment Open Now

Enrollment for the 2019-2020 dance year (Sept. 8, 2019-June 13, 2020) is happening now. Classes include opportunities for dancers as young as 2 years … Read the rest