The McBride's

The McBride's

Saturday, March 7, 2009


I'm going to try to start getting pictures up of everything we did while we were in Arizona. There were SOOO many pictures. Before I went through and edited them I had almost 600 pictures just on MY camera. That's not even including the ones other people took of us!! :) What a great month!!

When I was at my dad's we went to the wildlife zoo way out in west Phoenix. It was quite a drive but worth it although I don't know if I would go every trip. It was kind of expensive and EVERYTHING cost extra but we really did have a great time.

My cousin yndee invited us and we ended up having quite a group. Myndee came with her son, Colton, then Tori (my SIL) and her 2 girls Pyper and Taylor, then Cristine (my friend from Germany) and her 2 kids Anya and Eric, plus my dad who helped us all out!! It was probably quite a site my dad and his 4 wives and all their kids!! HA HA!!

Riding around above the zoo. Lexie, Anya, and I.

Taylor was so sweet with Alexis being a great big cousin!

The coolest part of the zoo was how close all the animals were to you!

The thing was nuts. The kids were reaching their hand out and it kept trying to peck at them!

Ryan had a good time too!!

The whole crew eating lunch (Eric and Ryan were in their strollers so you can't see them!)

The "big" kids (Colton, Taylor, Alexis, and Anya)

Feeding the giraffes! They have LONG toungues it was crazy!
Before the log ride (Alexis, Anya, and me!) The girls LOVED this! I thought they would be scared but at the end they asked, "can we go again?" It was pretty dead so the guy working let us go again for free! :)
Going down the ride! We only got a little wet! :)
We had such a blast!! Thanks everyone for coming with us!! We had so much fun!!!


The Mortensens said...

I love the picture of you, Ryan, and the flamingos. I also liked the one with the giraffe's tongue.

Sounds like you guys had a great time. Welcome back!

The Grows said...

That place looks awesome. I want to go; you guys are so close to the animals. My favorite piture is the one of Ryan and the Giraffe Tongue. (Giraffes are d'bom)

Fawn said...

Happy birthday! I am sad we missed each other yet again!! bUt glad you had fun while you were here. My life got really crazy right around the time we could've gotten together. I started working full time with only 1/2 a days notice! and my kids and hubby got really sick. Then, Dev surprised me and took me to CA for our anniversary. Anyway, next time for sure! Glad you got back safely! talk to ya soon


Looks like you had a wonderful vacation! I can't wait to see the rest of your pictures. You look great Monica!

Cristine said...

Wasn't the wildlife zoo awesome? What a fun day!!!

Brad and Erica said...

Wow... shorts, t-shirts, I wish the weather was warmer here! I want to go to the zoo for Anni's birthday, but I think we will still be in long pants, ski coats... you get the idea. It looks like you guys had a blast!