The McBride's

The McBride's

Sunday, February 28, 2010


Ryan is TWO!!!! This little red hair, blue-eyed beauty lives up to her name AND hair color. She is feisty, full of energy, slightly dramatic, knows what she wants, sweet, innocent, and for the most part a complete JOY to be around. She is a very happy, content little girl, for the most part. :) She loves her family and her big sister. She loves when Alexis gets home and especially loves going to pick her up at the bus stop. I am so happy she came into our lives and can't believe she is now a true 2 year old toddler!

Her actual birthday fell on a Sunday so we celebrated by letting her open a couple presents other people had sent and somewhat following an old McBride tradition of pancakes with strawberries and whipped cream (the tradition is waffles but I have never owned a waffle maker can you believe it!) We also had them for dinner instead of breakfast since we have 9 a.m. church and Sunday breakfast is ALWAYS good old cold cereal!

We had Ryan's party yesterday and just invited a few friends (funny enough everyone we invited we knew from Germany! ) One of our friends has been sick for the last week so they weren't able to come but we had a blast with our small group and Ryan thought it was a great party!

The set-up

Not sure what to think yet about the candle... I LOVE her expressions!

She knew just what to do!

Big smile!

Kiera and Ryan playing the piano!

A new BABY!!

Sand toys! We haven't gotten it yet but we are going to get her a sand table. We're just trying to find the one we want.

All the kids. (Dak, Ryan, Alexis, Caed, Kiera)

Note Ryan copying Dak! Too fun!


Brad and Erica said...

Happy Birthday Ry! We love you and wish we could have been there! I can't believe that Ryan (and Annika) is getting so big! Weren't they just babies? She is beautiful and looks so happy in all of the pictures. I just wish our girls could celebrate their birthdays together. (Also, I wish that some of Cristine's famous birthday cookies were making an appearance as well...)

Cristine said...

Oh my goodness... Look at Ry's curls! Love it! And what a cute dress... Whoever sent that to you has great taste! HAHAHA! Happy birthday to one of my favorite toddlers! Love you!


Happy Birthday Ryan!! She is adorable. I love toddler expressions...they are so honest and sincere!

Cristine said...

Awww Erica... You made my day!

Mortensen Family said...

So super cute! Happy birthday Ryan! (ps- wasn't she just born Monica? How can she be 2 already??) Love those red curls! She takes after me ;) Looks like a super fun party!