The Johnston Family Blog

Happenings and musings from the Johnston family

Monday, February 21, 2011

Longwood Gardens

Last week, we took advantage of the beautiful weather again and went to one of our favorite places, Longwood Gardens! We met up with the VanBerkom family and Linda as well. Since both families were sick, we thought it would be okay. :)

What a blast we had exploring the tree houses and playing in the indoor fountains, and running around the outdoor mazes. Maura took some fantastic shots and was kind enough to give me some. And of course, I took some too! :)

Liam loved playing in the water!

Love this one!

So sweet.

My favorite of the day.

Beautiful Weather

I write this as the snow is starting to fall...hehehe.

Last week, we had some beautiful and warm weather which was wonderful. We stayed outside for most of the days and enjoyed every bit of sunshine! The entire family has been sick (and still are), so it was very nice to get out of the house to enjoy some fresh air. After being outside in short-sleeves and flip flops it feels so strange that it's snowing! :) What a blessing that little taste of Spring was for us!

Liam wasn't sure about the grass at first, but it wasn't long before he was crawling all around the yard. He really enjoyed our little slide and the slides at our neighborhood playground, though. He just couldn't get enough of them!

Valentine's Party

We had a lot of fun celebrating Valentine's day this year. Our playgroup had a very fun party where we made crafts, ate tasty treats, played games, and even did a science project!

The boys enjoyed making cards for Daddy and the grandparents too. I made Valentine's day heart-shaped pancakes in the morning and then made a special dinner for Dave.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Great Wolf Lodge Getaway

We just got back from a getaway to Great Wolf Lodge in the Poconos. What a blast! It snowed pretty much the entire time we were there, and we would be in the waterpark looking out of the windows to snow! It was beautiful.

We went with the Jacksons and had so much fun together. David was able to go on all the slides except for two and he was such a brave, big boy! He loved them! I was even a little scared on some of them. hehehe. Dave and I got to go on the two that David was still too short for and we had a blast. They had some crazy slides that I've never seen before.

Another highlight was the wave pool with all three boys loved! Liam couldn't get enough of the water. He was sooo happy to walk and crawl and splash. He loved the fountains and would put his face in it and then laugh. It was so cute.

Owen was very brave at first and went on all the kiddie slides and even some big ones, but he started to get scared after he went head first by accident. Oops! For the rest of the time, he was content to explore the fort, or play in the kiddie section, or the wave pool. Owen and Abby were especially adorable to watch. They are so cute when they play together and talk to each other. :) Isaac and David were off enjoying the waterpark together. Such big boys!

The place was amazing and we really can't wait to go back!

Here it comes!

Liam loved the water! He also figured out how to use the tube as a walker. :)

Story time! The animals come to life and sing. Very fun!

Isaac's birthday cake! Happy 5th birthday!!!

I LOVE this picture. David's just hanging out. :)

This is Owen's boat.

The crooked river!

This was my favorite! It was crazy! The double barrel drop. So fun!

On top of the mountain!