There are a lot of firsts packed into a baby’s initial 365 days.
Spend too much time documenting the details and you’re likely to miss out on something big. (Is it just us, or did that gurgle sound like M-O-M?)
Get your nose out of the baby book and take a look at the Paloma Poster, an infographic of baby’s first year that presents the mounds of data you’ve accrued as a work of art. Designer Chase Simmering’s inspired print hits all the high points (Halloween costume, favorite foods, places visited), distilling the complex maze of moments and memories into a visual gem.
Available in color schemes of aqua, peach, and white, the basic version comes with eighteen personalized fields. Got more to share? Add a dozen customized icons and a silhouette of your little looker.
Think of it as a symbol of your love.
Available online at kalonstudios.com, $150-$225.
Historic Halloween Spooktacular
What: Wander the grounds of Tudor Place collecting candy, painting pumpkins, and playing 19th-century games.
Why: Decorate cookies to take home (because there’s no such thing as too many treats).
When: Today, 3-6 p.m.
Where: 1644 31st St. NW, b/t Q & R Sts. (202-965-0400). Tickets online at tudorplacetrickortreat.eventbrite.com. Adults, $3; children, $7.
The Christmas Pumpkin
What: Author Debbie Reece gives a free reading of her children’s book.
Why: Good-bye, ghosts. Hello, Santa.
When: Fri., 4-6 p.m.
Where: The Christmas Attic, 125 S. Union St., Alexandria (703-548-2829).
What: Free shows and activities keep her happy during the chilly months ahead.
Why: Shake off the cold with The Great Zucchini this week.
When: First Wed. of every month, 10:30 a.m.
Where: Washingtonian Center, RIO Center Lobby, 9811 Washingtonian Blvd., Gaithersburg (703-653-8830).
Photo: Courtesy of Kalon Studios