Photos from the Armenian part of the Smithsonian Folklife festival on the National Mall until Sunday. I love those felted yellow slippers! The artisans were all incredibly friendly and many allowed kids to try their craft. The woodcarver, Vahagn Amiryan, explained how to carve a little triangle, and Auggie was immediately focused on what he was learning. The shadow puppet theater was really fun! @smithsonian @smithsonianfolklife #smithsonian #smithsonianfolklifefestival #folklifefestival #feltedwool #embroidery #woodcarving #mosaic #shadowpuppets #montessorikid #lessonseverywhere #learningbydoing

Photos from the Armenian part of the Smithsonian Folklife festival on the National Mall until Sunday. I love those felted yellow slippers! The artisans were all incredibly friendly and many allowed kids to try their craft. The woodcarver, Vahagn Amiryan, explained how to carve a little triangle, and Auggie was immediately focused on what he was learning. The shadow puppet theater was really fun! @smithsonian @smithsonianfolklife #smithsonian #smithsonianfolklifefestival #folklifefestival #feltedwool #embroidery #woodcarving #mosaic #shadowpuppets #montessorikid #lessonseverywhere #learningbydoing

We went down to the SW Waterfront @thewharfdc last night for the 4th. We got an outdoor table at @kirwansonthewharf and Jennifer, our server was wonderful. Auggie had lemonade, the grownups had @dcbrau and we enjoyed people watching and looking out over the water. Auggie and I walked down the wharf a bit to catch the fireworks. It was lively but not overcrowded, and it was exciting but still kid friendly. #dckid #kidfriendlydc #happy4th #happykid #mamamaker #curlyhair #myboy #familytime #summerbreak #hometowntourism #dcwithkid #wharfdc #curls #boyswithstyle #summernights #holidayfun

We went down to the SW Waterfront @thewharfdc last night for the 4th. We got an outdoor table at  @kirwansonthewharf and Jennifer, our server was wonderful. Auggie had lemonade, the grownups had @dcbrau and we enjoyed people watching and looking out over the water. Auggie and I walked down the wharf a bit to catch the fireworks. It was lively but not overcrowded, and it was exciting but still kid friendly. #dckid #kidfriendlydc #happy4th #happykid #mamamaker #curlyhair #myboy #familytime #summerbreak #hometowntourism #dcwithkid #wharfdc #curls #boyswithstyle #summernights #holidayfun