Sunday, June 21, 2009

Bar Mitzvah

We went to Chicago in April for our 2nd Bar Mitzvah! Jon (Kate's husband), son Austin turned 13...and boy, what an event they do! Our first day we met w/ the family for some bowling...

The the final night of the party...the 3 girls ready to go!

During the night of fun...

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Trip to Sonoma

In February we had a wonderful trip to visit our dear friends, Clay and Tali Fritz and their 2 children, Cannon and Bianca. We spent Presidents weekend w/ them which happened to fall over Valentines Day as well. We had an AMAZING time w/ them at their Country Club for Valentines Day dinner while the kids were downstairs being watched and having a great time themselves.

Ben and Cannon are only 5 months apart and they have been great friends...still clowning around!

The whole Malesky/Fritz kids crew: Ben, Cannon, Nick and Bianca...

Todd playing w/ the boys...

The boys

First half of 2009 has been are some pictures of the boys:

Learning how to get along and play...
Ben got the best balloon hat ever!

Ben experienced his first Dodgers game w/ his dad and LOVED IT!
Rode w/ a bunch of guys on the SB Airbus and Ben quickly became part of the big boys when he wore the Manny wig/hat...
Nick at his first day of preschool...why didn't I get him started sooner? He didn't want to leave and I had to drag him out screaming! Few weeks later and he still loves it!
Nick stays protected from big brother by wearing his army hat from possible flying balls...he feels especially vulnerable while talking on the phone w/ his buddies...

We learned how to make a recliner out of our umbrella worked great!


Well, beginning 2009 we had Ben in Basketball...his team - The StormTroopers!
An amazing transition from Soccer to Basketball, I didn't realize how much more coordination was involved w/ basketball. But the team did an amazing job...can't wait 'til next year!

Ben's first experience at Something's Fishy w/ friend Jack...what a blast!