Thursday, November 26, 2009

Family Traditions

Well, we've made it a tradition since Kaylyn was born to have portraits done before the holidays. We pick our favorite pose to put on our Christmas cards and order pictures to give to the family and hang on the walls of our home. I love seeing the progression of our family in the annual family portraits that decorate our home.

Today was portrait day for the Davis family again. We found out that today (the day before Thanksgiving) is also one of the busiest picture-taking days for Portrait Innovations. Jack was not the most cooperative model, but the photographers were talented enough to take my favorite family portrait yet. Afterwards, we hit First Colony Mall to see Santa Claus. Kaylyn has taken pictures with this same Santa for 4 years!!! If you want to see extra poses from our sitting click here. Have a very Happy Thanksgiving everyone. More updates and pictures to post I'm sure after the big Turkey Day.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

This is How Jack Rolls....

Last Thursday Brian and I took Jack for a morning at the Houston Zoo and Hermann Park. Kaylyn was at school, so it was a chance for Jack to enjoy some alone-time with us. People were amused by Jack's style of propping a leg up on the side of the wagon as we pulled him around the zoo. He had a great time seeing the animals. His favorites parts were the fish, the train ride, and the playground. It was a beautiful day. It was sunny with a high in the 70's. We had lunch at the zoo and then I met up with Chris at The Nutcracker Market for an afternoon of shopping. See zoo/park pics here.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Thomas, Fish and Bedtime Mania...

We've found out that Jack is really into fish so Brian brought out the light-up aquarium that Kaylyn keeps in her room. Add some fish excitement to bedtime mania and a big sister who eggs it all on and you get the above video! Even Thomas the Tank Engine is competing with the fish now...(see below)

Friday, November 6, 2009

Cruising the Bahamas

Brian and I just got back from our cruise on the Disney Wonder in the Bahamas last night. We had a wonderful felt like a second honeymoon. Our favorite "magical moment" was when we hit Serenity Bay on Disney's personal island, Castaway Cay. Serenity Bay is the adult only beach that featured clear blue water, beautiful white sands, and servers to bring you drinks on the beach. The bay was large enough that when you went out to float in the water you felt like you were the only one there. Best of all, it was QUIET!!! The service on the entire cruise experience was wonderful. We especially enjoyed our dinner service with Vitchurun (Thailand) and Igor (Croatia). The shows were fantastic, especially "Toy Story: The Musical" and "Disney Dreams - An Enchanted Classic". Other activities we enjoyed were pre-dinner cocktails in Cadillac Lounge (piano bar), art of the theme cruise ship tour, and many, many character appearances. I would highly recommend this cruise, even if you don't have children. Check out our pictures here.