Saturday, May 09, 2009


It's been a bit of a whirlwind even since Hunter arrived. So this post we'll be playing whirlwind catch-up. Let's start with my family's visit.

Grandma, Grandpa, Aunt Megan, Uncle Kyle, Hallee, and Madie all came down to visit the end of April. They came to be here during Hunter's baby blessing, and also so that Megan and Kyle could visit Temple University and scope out Philly. It was a lot of fun to have them all here, but our 2 bedroom apartment was hardly adequate to cope with 10 people for 5 days. And not just 10 people, but two 2-year-olds! Brooklyn and Hallee had a blast playing with each other, but they had lots of energy that was tiresome to contain. Although our visit wasn't completely hassle-free, the best thing was the baby blessing and just spending time together. We got some cute action shots of the time my family spent here.

To add to the maelstrom, I just got called into the Young Men's Presidency. I was immediately thrust into a flurry of responsibility, being called on to teach every Sunday, chaperone an all-day event/dance, and prepare for a flurry of summer activities coming up. I love it. I love being able to serve and help.

This week has been eventful as well. Brooklyn officially turned 2 today! We had a small birthday party in the park on Friday. We had cupcakes and Capri-sun. Mom and Dad actually put forth the effort to buy Brooklyn a birthday present, and I think we got it right: Lightning McQueen toy car. She loves the movie Cars.

In order to celebrate our anniversary coming up, we took the family to Bengie's Drive-In theater last night. It was so great! $8/person for a double feature! We saw Monsters vs Aliens and Star Trek. They were both great movies. I thought MvA was going to be better than it was, but it was still cute. Star Trek was incredible. The only thing I missed was some of the science talk that the tv shows have. The one thing I didn't like about it, is that it was over too soon! I wanted more, more, more. And with the way things ended, I'm sure J.J. won't disappoint.


Aaron said...

Man I am so jealous! A drive in? I didnt even know thos still existed! Glad that everyone had a good time and happy birthday to Brooklyn! The Big 2!

Anonymous said...

Glad you had a blast! I want those peacock feathers! I love that it's 3am and Anwen is wide awake

tweedlediva said...

Brad, I need you to add me as your Goodreads friend so that we can argue even more about books we read... (I looked and couldn't find you- I am friends with Celeste, you can find me there).

Aqualung said...

You guys have such a good time back there. Glad the church is keeping you busy. Save some fun for us when we get there in Sept.