Thursday, March 31, 2016

Melanie and Adam's Wedding

Over Easter weekend we loaded up the car to do our annual Michigan trip, except this time it was special because it was for Melanie and Adam's wedding!!

The car ride there was miserable and took forever (accidents and traffic). Luckily I snapped these pictures when they were in a good mood!

Blake and Maddie had a BLAST at the rehearsal dinner. Thank goodness we had our own room for them to run all around. 

Brooke tried to keep up with the crazies

The best part about staying in a hotel, the POOL! Although this pool was chilly!!

After lots of bribery and me practically in tears, we got Blake to wear his tux. 

The only picture of us!

Pretending to sleep....

Practicing their walk

When is this party going to start???

Go time...

Turns out when everyone is watching not even Chewbacca can help put a smile on your face....

Yep, this about sums it up when I ask to take a family picture

Ok, a little better

The only picture of me and Melanie. Shame on me!!!

The Mancina's and Malic's

These party animals were up until almost midnight, so they definitely crashed in the car on the way home. 

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

More March Pics

My Grandpa bought Blake and Brooke Easter Bunnies that had their names on them. They were a big hit and the kids wanted to bring them to school. 

Coloring Easter Eggs

Fresh air

This little lady dumped all of the bubble bath and shampoo all over herself and the bathroom. She was hoping her smile would get her out of trouble

Rockin' their new backpacks from the Easter Bunny!!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Malic Happenings

We were spoiled with a streak of awesome weather (60's!! in March) so of course we tried to spend as much time outside as possible. 

Blake has been anti-bike for awhile and we convinced him to get back on and practice

One day she will catch him!

I mean, she is the coolest kid in school

She parties too hard

My new favorite picture of Blake

Brooke has HATED swimming since we started her back up a month ago. She would cling to us and scream the entire time. This past week we made her go by herself with the teacher and while there were some tears, she did SO MUCH better than we thought and actually kicked and floated. Progress!

Last week school had a Mom/Son block party and beforehand we took the kids to Portillos. They were definitely a crazy bunch!

James needed help fixing a piece on his roof so this meant two Malic's climbed a roof and us girls watched from the ground prepared to call 911. Luckily, it all ended well.

This little one is ALWAYS sleeping when we see her!!!!!

Saturday night Costco runs :)

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Brooke's Party

I did a terrible job taking pictures at Brooke's birthday. However, it was a great time and I think the Minnie theme was a success. She was in love with her Minnie hat and wore it pretty much all night (thanks Aunt Katie!). 

This girl loves her pepperoni pizza!

Her favorite part was blowing out the candles (we must have re-lit it 3-4 times)

Raegan and Blake played so well together all night

Ms. McKenna (she spit up on me the second I held her, that little stinker!)

Thanks to everyone for coming help celebrate our Brookie Bean. 

Friday, March 4, 2016

My Baby is Two!

How did this happen? How did she go from this.....

To this......
 to this......

It feels like just yesterday she was born and here we are two years later. She definitely has developed her own independent personality. She loves Minnie, Alvin and the Chipmunks and Minions. She is talking up a storm and asks a ton of questions. She is very picky about her wardrobe (mostly consisting of Minnie shirts, cozy pants and minnie shoes). She loves playing with her baby and "packing" for vacations. She makes hilarious faces at us just to get us to laugh. She has started to give her brother a run for his money. We love you Brooke Elizabeth!!