The Johnston Family Blog

Happenings and musings from the Johnston family

Saturday, March 20, 2010

The First Day of Spring!

We have been loving the beautiful weather that we've had the past few days! Trips to the park, walks, playing outside in our back yard, and today we went to Longwood Gardens on the first day of Spring! We also traveled up to PA to celebrate our friend, Keith Jackson's 30th birthday. Happy Birthday, Keith!!!

We loved walking around (and in the boys' case, running around!) Longwood today with my mom. It was beautiful and we had a picnic lunch and we took some pictures of me at 36 weeks. We can't wait to meet our Liam. :) I am feeling very ready and things are starting to pick up, so I think it could be anytime in the next 3 weeks!

Yesterday, our playgroup had a fantastic field trip to a local airport to see helicopters and planes led by a very kind state policeman. The boys had such a blast and I'll blog about that soon... :)

Signs that Spring is indeed here!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

And Finally - Epcot

On the day that was supposed to be our last day, we went to Epcot. It was very warm and it started pouring as we were leaving. We really enjoyed the Finding Nemo ride and aquarium. Owen especially loved looking at all the fish. David's favorite ride of the entire trip was Test Track. It's like being in a real race car and it goes fast like a roller coaster! He was very brave and wanted to go on it again and again. We also went on two boat rides, one in Mexico to find Donald Duck, and one in Norway. We walked all around "the world", and enjoyed seeing all the different sights. We explored the Imagination Pavilion and Innoventions and finished going through Spaceship Earth. I was sad not to be able to go on Mission: Space, because of my pregnancy, but there's always next time! We had such a great time and there was hardly anyone there! We had lunch at a cafe in France and Chef Remy from Ratatouille came to our table! The food was authentic and delicious! It felt like we were back in Paris. Ahh...

Finding Nemo fun!

Waiting to talk to Crush! We loved "Turtle Talk with Crush" and even Owen was saying, "Dude!" by the end of it. :)

The boat ride in Norway

Having an authentic German beer in Germany.

Both boys absolutely loved the trains in Germany. We stayed here for a long time just watching and following all the trains!

Good old USA

Our cafe

Chef Remy!!!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Disney - Animal Kingdom

On our very first day at Disney we sent to the Animal Kingdom! We had a blast exploring Africa, Asia, and Dinoland! We road the Wilderness Train around the Kingdom and again went on the safari and got to see all sorts of fun animals! We watched the Lion King and Finding Nemo shows and went to the Bug's Life 3-D movie. We played for a very long time in Dinoland in the Boneyard digging for fossels and climbing in the playground, and enjoyed the rides there. That was a highlight for the boys. :) We also enjoyed going through the animal exhibits all around the park. It's like going to a very fun zoo! A great first day for us!

Once again, our David tranformed into a Tiger!

Embarking on our safari!

Riding on the Wilderness Train

A Tiger, Oh my!

The Triceratops Spin