The Johnston Family Blog

Happenings and musings from the Johnston family

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

David's 1st Day of School

Today was David's first day of kindergarten! I can't believe my big boy is in school. He was so excited and could hardly wait. I can't wait to hear all about his day!

We met his teachers last week and loved them. We loved his schedule and think that he's going to absolutely love every minute! We will miss him soooo much. We did all sorts of special things last week for "David's Week of Fun" before he officially became a student. We went to the DE Natural History Museum, we went to Longwood Gardens with our Mimi, we went to Chick-Fil-A, we met our friends the Jacksons for one final trip to the pool, we had a sleepover, we went to Friendly's for breakfast, and we played lots of David's favorite games and made special treats. It was a special week that we will always remember.

Dave stayed home today to see him off and we got to walk down to our bus stop together. The bus is great because it's only kindergarteners and goes right to his school. He was so cute getting on the bus. I of course, started crying at that point and have been crying off and on all day. We went to the park and the museum so that we would'nt be so sad today. :) Owen is going to be so lonely...he said to me when we got back to the house, "I miss David at school." David is truly his best buddy.

I pray that David learns and continues his love for learning and makes lots of new friends and is a diligent student all of his school years. It seems like just yesterday he was my happy baby boy and now he is growing up right before our eyes. He brings so much joy and sunshine and laughter and fun to our family and he is always full of encouragement to everyone around him. We love him so much and could not imagine our life without him. Happy first day of school our Davey!!! We love you!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Reunion With My Dear Friends!

This past Sunday, some of my best friends from growing up and beyond all got together for a reunion. We spent hours and hours catching up and laughing...and laughing...and laughing! It was so wonderful to get to hear all about their lives and children. I miss all of them so much and can't wait to get together again soon...this time with all of our kids! :)

I am so grateful that I've know most of these dear girls since I was 5 and even though we don't get to see each other often, when we do it's just like old times and it feels like no time at all has passed.

Love you girls!!! Had such a fun girls night out with you all. Brownie Fudge Sundae anyone? ;)

Blue Rocks Game

Fun at the Blue Rocks Game!

Stone Harbor/Avalon Getaway

A couple of weeks ago, Dave and I went to Avalon/Stone Harbor for four days...just the two of us! We had a fantastic time. I took very few pictures, but here are some moments from our trip...

We had some fantastic food and wine while there and enjoyed Springers Ice Cream every night! :) We absolutely loved it much so that we want to take our family there next year for an entire week! Dave and I really enjoyed the was rough which is how we like the waves! :) It was so relaxing to read and be together without the kids...although we sure did miss them! We went for morning runs and then got some delicious breakfast pastry at the Bread and Cheese shop and of course had to do Uncle Bill's for pancakes. We had gorgeous weather!!! It was beautiful and we came back refreshed and relaxed and ready to go back to reality. :)

The really great sunset I didn't have my camera to take pictures of course. :)

Monday, August 8, 2011

OC NJ Day Trip

A couple of weeks ago we went to OCNJ for the day. The boys loved the ocean and the boardwalk and we had a fun day together.

David and Dave on the rollercoaster

David and me on the swings

Bumper boats

David and Dave on the ferris wheel

A beautiful day!