The Johnston Family Blog

Happenings and musings from the Johnston family

Friday, August 28, 2009

The things kids say...

I have to laugh...

Earlier this week, I got into a little fender bender when I hit a parked car (yes, a PARKED car). Not my finest moment! Anyway, it just happened to be a brand new Lexus whose owner was not too happy with me. I had the kids with me and David was fascinated with the whole process and wanted to know why the lady wasn't very nice. :)

Anyway, this whole week, David hasn't let me live it down and probably won't for the rest of my life. EVERY SINGLE TIME I go to park the car he says, "Now Mommy be careful, don't hit any cars." at least a couple of times. Ha, ha, ha! Today, as Dave was parking the car, he told the whole story again of how Mommy hit a car and told Dave to be careful not to hit a car like Mommy did. Oh, too funny. :-)

Introducing Caleb John...

Introducing Caleb John! Born yesterday morning at 9:47 AM weighing 9 pounds, 3 ounces and 20 1/2" long! Welcome to the world, little guy.
So happy for you Derek and Maura, Ethan and Nathan!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Monday, August 24, 2009

David and Owen

Well, it's been a week of illness here at our home. David had a terrible cough/cold and went to the ER in the beginning of the week and by the end of the week had another double ear infection. We will be seeing an ENT to see about his recurring ear infections.

Owen developed a very high fever (103.5-104.5) on Wednesday that went up and down through Saturday. We took him to the doctor on Friday and they tried to test for infection, but the test didn't work. So, on Saturday it was yet another trip to the ER for us. The doctors tested him and ruled out a lot of other things and concluded that it was probably viral. The fever finally left him on Saturday, but he came down with a very bad rash yesterday. He was also up all night again, very miserable, so I took him to his pediatrician again today. Sure enough, he also had a double ear infection. The rash let us know that he has roseola which is a virus characterized by high fever, followed by a rash. Good news is, the virus is on its way out!

Hopefully, this is the last illness for a little while!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Smores in the Backyard!

We had a blast tonight roasting marshmellows with our friends! The kids absolutely loved it and we all consumed way too much sugar. :) It was so much fun and we can't wait to try it again.

Owen LOVED the marshmellows!

Loving the marshmellows!

I don't even want to know how many marshmellows Owen had...


Happy boys. :)

Sticky fingers!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

David's First Race

This morning, before the annual Middletown peach festival, David particapted in a 1k "kiddie run" to raise money for Middletown Athletics. They do a 5k as well and maybe next year Dave and I will run that! He was so excited to be able to race and he looked so cute getting ready.
He did so well! He ran the entire way and didn't stop and finished with a big smile. He received a medal and I think we have a future runner on our hands! :) We are so proud of him for running the whole way without stopping even once.
Our friends came a little late because the race began earlier than expected, so we recreated it and he ran it again!
It was so much fun and he was so cute!!!
Our happy little racer

Ready, set, go!

There he goes!

Almost there...

Almost at the finish line!
Winning the medal!

The 2nd race!

Proudly displaying their ribbons!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Our last couple of days in St. John

Brunch on our last day

Cinnamon Bay

Maho Bay

Peace Hill

Headed into the jungle

chillaxin' by the pool

Late night dip...

Beach BBQ

Last post...i promise! :)

Blue Rocks Game

Last night we went to a Blue Rocks game with some of our friends. David was so excited to go to the game, he could barely contain himself! We had a fun night and even Owen lasted until the fireworks at the end...well almost...he fell asleep on my shoulder during the fireworks. :)

Alas, the team did not win, but much fun was had by all!