The McBride's

The McBride's

Monday, March 16, 2009


Everytime we come to visit we go to the Phoenix Zoo with my sister-in-law Tori and her girls. She has a year membership so she really knows the ropes PLUS she totally gets us in for free! Thanks Tori we had a blast!! Love you guys!

Lex and Tay watching the monkeys.

Sweet girls.

Ryan and the elephant in the background.

When we went to the wildlife zoo Alexis would NOT touch the sting rays. So I didn't think it would happen here either. Well she decided it was great. She even fed them! Ryan just thought it was great that she could splash the water and even tried to get in with them a few times!

We had a great time at the zoo!!

Sunday, March 15, 2009


Random pictures from last month...

Anya and Lex watching their moving on the plane. (Seriously, 24 hours of travel d.v.d. players are LIFESAVERS!!)
The girls and I playing on the swings at a part by my mom's.

Papa and the girls

If you have food, she will come!!! Ryan and Grandma Kerry.

Being silly with Tay.

My new fave pic of Ryan!

Ryan's first go of Ravioli Yum.

Poor Lex. She doesn't take naps anymore but we were going ALL the time so she often fell asleep but this was the best!

Quinn loving on Ryan!I was so impressed Lex climbed the wall by herself!!

Made it all the way to the top!

Snuggling with Grandma Bevvy.


All ready for church.

Signing her name on Theresa's cast!

Having a picnic with Anya.

Our day of shopping in Anthem.
Major jetlag!

Saturday, March 14, 2009


A couple nights before we left my family decided we should go to Amazing Jakes. My brother described and a "non-ghetto" Chucky Cheese. I thought that sounded good b/c I honestly like Chuchy Cheese! :) It was really fun. LEx and her cousing Travis had a great time and Ryan enjoyed playing in the baby section with Grandpa Jones.

Ryan playing in the baby area. Let me out mommy!

Playing with Grandpa Jones

Riding the carasoul with Travis!

The teacups. Okay seriously I do not do well with motion sickness. Never have. Just ask my Uncle Phylip about the time I puked in his brand new car 5 minutes after we drove off. Alexis on the other hand seems to be fine with things spinning out of control. So we got on the teacups together. Me thinking, oh she's 3 she won't want to go to fast. Hmmm not true SHE spun us so fast I had to tell her to stop b/c mommy was sick. Then I felt sick the whole rest of the night! She, on the other hand had a BLAST!

The "rollercoaster." It was kind of like a rollercoaster but basically just went in a circle SUPER fast! The ride said you had to be 4 and 36 inches well she is 36 inches... They didn't ask so she went for it. The ride went so fast I was so nervous she would freak and want to get off but no. At the halfway point they stop it and go backwards and a couple of people did get off but not Lex. I guess it's just a kid thing to love rides. I couldn't get on it. I was still sick from the tea cups! :)

Friday, March 13, 2009


Ryan Pyper McBride

February 21, 2008

7 lbs 12 oz

19 inches

I seriously can't believe Ryan is ONE! She is such a sweet girl and so easy going. Since we've gotten home she's started standing up in the middle of the floor for a good amount of time. She's really going to be walking soon. She loves to play and she is LOVING music. She's such a cute dancer. I was so excited that we got to do both girls birthdays in the states this year. I decided to make it easy and just do a park/bbq (Thank you dad for doing all the grilling!) Poor Ryan started running a low fever that morning and had goopy eyes and a runny nose. She got through it though with the help of her first sweets! :) I think she had a great day and I'm so glad everyone got to come!

The cake... I think it turned out pretty well doing it all myself! :)

The presents! :)

Thinking about eating the cake...


One Year Old

20 pounds 1.5 ounces

28 1/4 inches

Thursday, March 12, 2009


I Love the Renaissance Festival. It come to AZ every year around Feb/Mar and when Cristine and I realized it was going to be there when we were visiting we called our moms and AZ best friends and decided to plan a girls day! :) We had a BLAST! We met up with Cristine and a whole bunch of her friends and family and my mom and Theresa. I'm not sure who had more fun Alexis and Anya or all the grownups! :) It was fun seeing it through Lexie's eyes and my mom, Theresa, me, and the girls were there from OPEN till CLOSE! We even talked the guy at the end into letting the poor kid go on a ride one more time even though he said he was closed! (Like she hadn't gone on enough rides!)

Look at her posing!!

Theresa and the girls after the maze and slide! I LOVE how much Theresa loves my girls she and my mom both practically fought over who got to wear Ryan and go on rides with Lex! :)

The elephant ride. I have to tell what my dear friend Theresa yelled while we were up there... "Monica, your butt looks so small." Thanks friend.

Riding the llama. I loved how anytime we took a pic the guy walking it would get all close to her and pose too!

The swan ride with Cristine, Aya, Erica, Monica, Lex, and Ryan. I loved how they said 3 dollars per body so Cristine asked what if he's attached? So they let the babies on for free!! HA HA!

Beautiful Princess Ryan (this kid will NOT keep things on her head!)

The fairie. Lexie was staring and staring but would not go up there with out me!

Hanging out in the grass doing what we all REALLY went to the Festival for. Sweet baby.

Eating their frozen oranges.

The butterfly ride.

Hee hee.

Pretty please can we go on just this one more ride Grandma Bevvy??

Lex before we even left the parking lot! Notice the crown and wand in her hand. What a great day!