Saturday, August 8, 2009

Family Vacation

Last weekend The Reynolds family joined the Horsley family for a wonderful family weekend! We started out driving down to Houston on Wednesday and we took Addison to dinner with Nana to a great restaurant in Katy called Clay's. It is a great place for kids because it has a neat little petting zoo and outdoor eating area where you can watch the animals along with a peacock that walks around. I did not really enjoy the peacock walking around near us...I tend to feel a little nervous around birds...scary pecking beaks....

On Thursday we spent the day with mom doing some back to school/work shopping at our favorite mall in Houston. We then got to eat at our most favorite restaurant, Cafe Caspian, it has wonderful Persian food!

On Friday morning, the Horsley family drove into town in the morning and we followed each other into Galveston. We first took the girls to the aquarium at Moody Gardens. They really enjoyed seeing all of the fish and such. Addison constantly squealed and signed fish over and over and Brooklyn just continued to run around everywhere with a big smile on her face! After the aquarium we went to lunch at Fish Tales and then headed over to the hotel. Our rooms were not ready so we found a conference room that was not being used and we snuck in and hung out for about 30 minutes while we waited for our rooms. The girls enjoy all of the space to just walk around and be silly. We got in the rooms and the girls took and nice little nap before we had our evening fun. We started our evening out on the beach. We all took some great family photos and let the girls put their feet in the water. We then headed to the Strand for dinner, photos, and ice cream.

On Saturday we went to Galveston Schlitterbahn. This was sooo much fun for the girls. We were able to get a really good table in the covered area of the park so the girls would not get super hot or sunburned and there was a nice grassy area for the girls to lay down on blankets and take a nap. They had a couple of good toddler play areas with slides that the girls were able to play in and they really had a blast. We also were able to take them on the lazy river that goes around the whole park. We put life jackets on them and the dads got in inner tubes and held them, while the moms were in the inner tubes directing everyone and keeping everyone together. We stayed there until about 2 and then we headed back to Houston.

When we got back to Houston we had a fun little art project in store for the girls. We bought canvases and finger paints. We painted their hands and feet and let them "paint". Fun stuff! I think we are going to put ours in Addison's bathroom-once we paint it and make it "her" bathroom.
We all headed home on Sunday morning. We had such a wonderful time and we can't wait for the next family vacation that we have with the Horsley's!!

Much Love,
The Reynolds

PS. All of the Galveston photos are up on our Picassa album. There is a link on the right of this page. Enjoy!!

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