Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Fall 2010

Fall 2010 has been full of doctor's appointments, beautiful fall colors and getting out and about at every chance we are given.  We LOVE fall.  We love the Fall Festivals, the changing of the colors and the cooler weather.

I had the opportunity to tag along on John's business trip to Paris, France early this fall and then from there things are just getting more and more fun.  We celebrated Maya's 3rd birthday and then Halloween.  Veteran's day was celebrated with John, Sagan and I taking advantage of the beautiful weather and going for a nice long walk to see more fall colors.  We headed to Tennessee for Thanksgiving and enjoyed the Amish country while touring on a horse pulled buggy. 

We are anxiously awaiting baby "3D".  He or she should be here the first week of February.  I am very happy to know it's almost time! 

Here are a few photos from some of our fantastic fun this season... enjoy!

Eiffel Tower


River tour of the Seine

Notre Dame

Sainte-Chapelle

Cox Farm Fall Festival




Maya's birthday at the playground

Maya's birthday cake!

Our Jack-O-Lanterns
Princess Maya and Charlie Brown

Another fun day at the playground

Playing in the fall leaves

Veterans Day Outing with John






holding hands with sweet brother!

Touring Amish Country


The Parthenon in Nashville, TN

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Sibling Love

Here you can hear Sagan when I ask Maya to give him a hug say "HUUUUUG" then he says "SUGARS"!  In the end you hear him say "I love it".  
Pretty darn cute!!!

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Monday, September 13, 2010

Baby Davis #3 looks great!


 Happy Baby! 

Kicking Mom!
Baby Davis #3 is looking great.  He or she is an active little toot - you can see it kick me right here!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Will the heat ever end?

With all the heat we've been having in Northern Virginia the kids and I have been keeping our outside time to a minimum.  It's just too hot for a 4 month pregnant woman and two under 3 to be outside!  But we've been having fun in our new home!

Slowly but surely we've been getting the house unpacked.  The kids rooms are coming together and the basement is turning into a great playroom and guest room.  Our room is shaping up well, but the dining room is a DISASTER!  That's where all the boxes that aren't unpacked are living right now.  The dining table is up, the china hutch is up, but you can't really get into the dining room because of all the boxes.  I keep thinking one day they will just start unpacking themselves.... right?  Guess I need to get to work.  Hopefully soon the house will be in order and I'll have some photos to post! 

Sweet babies watching movies with mom and dad.  Our new tradition of family movie night!

Maya is taking ballet and tap - she's a natural.  Ok, she does spend a lot of time getting distracted by the mirrors in the room, but she is so much fun to watch.  Sagan loves watching it too.  He's such a great guy, sits watches and enjoys the entertainment.

Dancing Queen - one of my favorite photos of her dancing!

My sweet Sagan watching big sister
I'm doing well with the pregnancy.  We've decided to keep the sex of the baby a surprise!   Since we have one of each that are perfect in every way, we are going to wait to find out if it's a boy or a girl.  We're working on names.  Like we did with Maya and Sagan we will probably keep the name choices a secret until the baby gets here. 

That's about all for now.  Looking forward to cooler weather!!!

Here's a few photos of the kids from the past few weeks.  

Enjoy!

Sassy Maya

Maya's teacher Miss Liz

getting ready for ballet
 
she loves her "clap shoes"


rainy day in the new house

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Maya's Third Ballet & Tap Class

Watch this adorable video - My little girl is turning out to be a cute little dancer!

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Monday, July 12, 2010

Fruit Basket Turnover

It's been absolutely crazy in the Davis household the past few weeks.  Let me illustrate:

On the 29th of June we found out the owners of our rent house have decided not to renew our lease.  We have to be out by the 31st of July.  Fun stuff.  John is currently out of the country until later in the month, so I kinda freaked.  I realized I would have to find a new house and pack most of what we have to be ready when he got home.  The rental market in the DC Metro area is brutal.  It's a bidding process and you have to look good - Spotless. 



....and did I mention that I'm two months pregnant?  We found out a few weeks ago that I'm pregnant with baby #3.  YEA!!! We are very excited, but it does make moving a bit more difficult.  I'm having waves of nausea, but thankfully my OB put me on Zolfran and it helps quite a bit.  Now if only there were something to get my energy back!  I need it now.  Thankfully I'm just packing a little here and there so it's easy to work around, but more energy would make life easier.

New update!  I just got an email from the Realtor we are working with and a contract I put in on a house is more than likely getting approved!  Such a relief!  We'll be in a cute town home in West Springfield.  It's three levels, which will be interesting with 2 dogs and 2.5 babies, but maybe it will give me that little extra thigh work I need!  It's in a lovely neighborhood that is quiet, and seems family friendly.  Whew.... hopefully that is off the list and I can move onto the actual moving.



Maya and Sagan love the new house.  The climbed up and down the stairs while we were looking at it.  Needless to say baby gates will be placed at the top and bottom of both sets of stairs.  They will have a great playroom in the walk-out basement and the puppies will have a small yard that backs up to a great wooded area perfect for little walks. 

We spent the 4th of July with my sweet Uncle Bob and Aunt Cathy.  He is living in Old Town Alexandria, Va in a great high rise right on the Potomac.  We got to see the Capitol 4th, the Gaylord's display and fireworks from all around Northern Virginia, and Maryland.  It was fantastic!



Lastly I had to share this.  Sagan has become quiet the entertainer.  He's started singing.  Yes, singing.  17 months old and he will repeat just about anything you say and now he's singing along side sister.  Yesterday I was able to get a little video of him singing "Twinkle Twinkle" and "I love being a princess" - it's a song from the Backyardigans.  Yes, this will haunt him for the rest of his life.  Now if you are wondering what he keeps saying - he is telling me "PUPPIES!" - it's what I get the kids to say so they will smile sweetly for photos.  Now when he sees the camera he automatically says "PUPPIES!".  Obviously a photographer's kids.

Precious.

Enjoy.

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That's all for now.  Stay cool & hydrated in this crazy heat!

-shannon

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Mother's Day Weekend

I'm in love with my family.  Period.  I have the best husband in the world, and my kids are adorable.  We had a lovely weekend together.  Here are some photos.