Happy 3rd Birthday Brady Gene!
We had a birthday party for Brady about a month early since my mom and dad are traveling in Europe the whole month of June. The Star Wars theme was a given and we even had a guest appearance from Brady's favorite character, Boba Fett! Brady had a great time and he is blessed with so many amazing people in his life that love him so much!
Brady's actual birthday was this past Tuesday (June 17th) and of course, we continued the celebration! We had breakfast at Ruby's and then headed to Target to pick up a copy of the Lego Movie (which just so happened to come out on DVD that day) and a new Lego set. After swimming lessons that evening we went to Baskin Robins for some Birthday ice cream. It's hard to believe that our baby boy is already 3 years old! Brady never ceases to amaze us and his curiosity for life is out of this world. He is definitely in the "why?" stage and although his million questions can drive me a little cuckoo, I love his desire to know more.
We have a fun Summer planned ahead of us! This is our first year participating in Vacation Bible School at our church and it started today! Brady is attending the preschool program while I volunteer as a Crew Leader. It's amazing to see how much work goes into serving so many children, many of which are learning of Christ's love for the very first time!
Brady had a great time at his first day of VBS!
Cory's friend, Matt is getting married in Flagstaff, Arizona this weekend so we will be heading out of town for our first road trip as a family of 4! My sister, Becky is due with her fourth baby in July, so we will be heading up to Chico to visit the Konkin Family in August. We are excited to spend lots of time with cousins and enjoy some outdoor farm living! We will also be going camping with my family and extended family in Central California over Labor Day weekend.
I took a position as a part time Instructor at Chapman University in February, teaching one class, and I thoroughly enjoyed teaching this past semester at my Alma Matter! We live a block from campus so the commute definitely doesn't suck. They offered me two classes for the Fall semester so I was faced with the difficult decision of whether or not I was going to stay working part time at In-N-Out as well. I have worked in the HR Department for In-N-Out Burger since graduating from college in 2005. I was so fortunate that they allowed me to work part time after Brady was born but after the way the job at Chapman totally fell in my lap, I knew that this was the direction the Lord was leading me. It is definitely a bittersweet move but the schedule will be great now that we have two little ones at home. Speaking of which! How have I gone this whole post without mentioning our little spitfire, Annie Joy?!
5 months old!
Annie was 16 pounds, 5 ounces at her 4 month appointment. She was in the 78% for weight and 88% for height. She LOVES to eat, is super smiley, and very squirmy! She kicks her feet all the time, just like she did in my belly. And she is definitely not the greatest sleeper; hoping she figures that out soon!
High five to you if you are still reading this. Sorry for such a long post! Hopefully I can keep this up on a more regular basis and keep the posts short and sweet :)