The McBride's

The McBride's

Tuesday, April 29, 2008


We got home from Holland late Friday night and we were exhausted!! We had such a blast though!!!! We even had to come home a day early b/c we ran out of room for stuff!! HA HA!!!! So Monday we traveled all afternoon to get there. It took a while b/c we had to stop a lot to nurse Ryan, of course. Then Tuesday we went to the tullip gardens and oh my gosh they were BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Lexie posed this herself!! It was a little tunnel and she had to do it twice!! There was so much for her to do there!!

There was also a petting zoo there and I swear that alone was worth the money! My little girl LOVES LOVES LOVES animals!! She even kissed and hugged them all bye even though some of them it was on the butt! She didn't care!

Then on Wednessday I decided to keep the girls home in our hotel so that they weren't having to get in and out of the car all day. We were ALL tired of the car. Lucky for us there was a bird park right by our hotel and it was free for us since we stayed there. They also had a HUGE park so we were there for about 5 hours with Lexie just playing and me "wearing" Ryan or having her in the stroller (her and Lexie switched off!) Here is Lexie feeding the birds. She actually liked it until this mean bird came and that's when I remembered to take a picture!!

On Thursday we went to a shoe and cheese factory! Anyone who knows me knows I love me some cheese! So of course I bought 3!!

Then Friday we drove home but we stopped at a WWII place on the way. There was a great guy there telling me all sorts of stories (when we first got there it was dead so he had a lot of time on his hands.) He was there when the Americans liberated his city and he just had so much gratitude. It was great (although I thought it was funny b/c he asked me if I was British! HA HA!) There was a really pretty grassy area and Alexis ran around picking flowers so I had to snap a bunch of shots there.

Totally random, Ryan seems to really be able to find her thumb way easier than she should be!!! I take it out and stick a pacifier in every time I catch her but my dad and aunt thought it was adorable. Okay so it is!! I just don't want her to be me and such her thumb till she's 12!
Ryan has been smiling like crazy but I can't seem to catch it so here is the best one I have so far!!
That's about it for now! Alexis is loving "school" and really catching on! I'll be reading books and she'll point out all the A's and B's she can find!! :)

Travis is doing well. He's in Baghdad now but that's not where he'll stay. For now it's nice though b/c he's able to get on-line pretty often! He's just doing a class right now and then he'll meet up with the rest of his company. He says he's good just bored. He's even tired of the internet (crazy for him!!) My dad is in Sweeden till tomorrow and then he'll be here till Saturday so we're just going to enjoy his last few days!!!


The Lindsey's said...

Monica, what INCREDIBLE pics! I love the pretty fuzzy looking purple flowers! I've never seen something like that. I love the one of Ryan sucking her thumb =). And all those of Lex are SO cute!

Mortensen Family said...

what a fun trip! those flowers are so beautiful! How fun! So are you coming out here again soon? You said you had a 24 hr plane flight. Good luck with that! and with 2 babies! You are brave. =0)

Allreds said...

How fun! You got to go to Holland! I can't believe how big Lexie is. And you look great! Love all the pictures!!!

Conforti Family said...

Im jealous I always wanted to see the tulips! Its so funny that both our girls are born at the same time. Maybe one day we will be stationed together again and our girls can be friends! You look great hope you are doing well!