The McBride's

The McBride's

Saturday, February 19, 2011


Is it REALLY possible that she is THREE???? Wow these past 3 years have gone so fast. Ryan is such a great kid. She is absolutely coming in to her own (and getting her own little spunk!) I have decided she may not have had the terrible 2's but we'll see what the 3's bring us! :) She is a little firecracker for sure. LIving up to both her name AND her hair color. She always has a question for you and usually an answer as well. She loves school once she's there even if she acts a little nervous EVERY morning. Every afternoon when I go to pick her up she says, "see mom you told me you would come get me." EVERY afternoon! :) She loves Dora, her family, playing outside, baby dolls, and usually whatever Alexis is playing with at the time. She is working on learning her letters, numbers, and shapes (her newest one she's learned is octagon and I love hearing her say it!) She loves going to nursery and since she's currently one of 3 that are usually in there AND the only girl she has every reason to love it seeing that her teachers dote on her! (Yesterday she was actually the ONLY one in nursery. :) ) We are so grateful to have this little doll in her house.

Let me start by telling you all how much I do NOT love characters. I know all kids love their characters but I'm just not a fan of clothes with characters OR birthday party themes with characters. I don't know why that is and I don't judge anyone that does like that stuff. However, sometimes it's just not about me (SOMETIMES!) So I asked Ry what kind of party she would like while at the party store. I showed her luau stuff and polkadot theme stuff... But then she saw the dreaded Dora stuff and she did NOT want to give it up. I even tried to get her to go for Curious George instead but she was not having it. It's her birthday so... Dora it was! She was thrilled and that's all that matters. :) We had a great group of friends come over and we just ate lunch had cupcakes, and unwrapped presents. The weather had been FANTASTIC so the kids played outside the entire rest of the party. It was perfect and low key.

RYan and the set up.

Ya she was just so cute b/c she was so excited!! :)

All the kids (Jake, Dillon, Max, Ryan, Wylie, Dak, Alexis, and Kiera, not pictured Nicolai!) Yes ALL boys except my girls and Kiera! :)

Blowing out the candles. She loved when we were singing to her!

Joanna helping her lick the icing.
Lex enjoying her cupcake.


Fun day! Thank you to everyone that came! It was a great party!


Cristine said...

No way is she three!!!! Wasn't it just yesterday that Anya and Lexie were three and the babies were babies??? Time is flying WAY too fast!

Glad she had a great party! You could tell she was very excited about Dora!

The Grows said...

I love the picture where Ryan is holding the cupcake up to her mouth. She is so stinkin cute!!! Man I miss you guys. I totally agree on the whole characters thing and also that you have to give in once in a while. Loved that pics!

Anonymous said...

Looks like a nice birthday!!!

What school is she going to? I thought its too early for sschool...
I wish Brooklyn could go,but day cares are so expensive...

Brad and Erica said...

Happy Birthday Ryan! Annika just said "Ryan turned three just like I'm turning three!" I'm with you on the character thing, but Ryan looked sooo happy, I'm sure it was worth it. She's a beautiful little girl and we sure miss her. Someday we'll get to hang out again!

The Mortensens said...

Looks like a fun party! Happy birthday Ryan!