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Cute Baby of the Month

Name: Weston

Birthdate: September 22, 2017

Favorite pastime: Weston loves cuddling (and kissing) with his BFF/Big Sister, Tallulah (City Dogs Rescue Alum). Weston also enjoys sensory play with his friends at Playwell DC and exploring D.C.'s breweries with his parents and PACE baby buddies.

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Event Note

Stories and Stretches at Shaw Library

Stories and Stretches is a monthly story time for children ages 3-5 years that incorporates the entire body. During this 30-40 minute program, children and their grownups will learn how to engage with books and storytelling through movement as we experiment with poses, shapes and stretches. Activities are designed to encourage children to develop a love of reading, promote body awareness and expand imaginations. Groups of five or more must call 202-727-0971 to ensure that space is available. Shaw Library, 1630 7th Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20001.

Mommy Must Haves

Squid Socks

Squid Socks are a new line of socks for little ones made with squiddy dots (tiny silicone dots on the inside cuff) that hold socks on! No more missing socks that fall off and having to take the time to constantly check if both socks are on ... or need to be pulled up! Sold in a pack of three -- all with adorable designs. Sizes 0-12 months and 12-24 months. $24 per pack.

SoftBaby Clothing

With a love for the earth and a love for babies, SoftBaby clothing is designed with babies' needs at the forefront. Softbaby uses only high quality and baby-safe materials. The fabric used is made from only the best grade of organic cotton; fasteners are completely nickel-free, and they only use water-based ink prints. All of this ensures the maximum comfort and highest safety for little ones.

Foam Crafts for Kids

This big book is filled with over 100 colorful craft foam projects you can make with your kids. Kids will learn to make puppets, pencil toppers, masks, head bobbers, animal boxes, purses, belt pockets, refrigerator magnets and more. The book includes over 350 photos, plus supply lists, easy-to-follow instructions and full-size patterns. Boys and girls ages 4 to 10 can complete any of these easy projects with minimal supervision. Available at