The McBride's

The McBride's

Friday, May 25, 2012


Yesterday was the last day of school!!!  I absolutely LOVE the summer and having the kids home.  It's no secret I love sleeping in (as much as my girls and pregnancy will let me...) and I love being at the pool.  This summer I also get to look forward to meeting the newest member of our family and having lots of visitors. 

For the last day of school Alexis had an awards aseembly at 10:45 and unfortunately Ryan's Pre-school graduation was at 11:00... :(  Luckily Travis happened to have the day off and we were able to divide and conquer!!  We only have one camera so Ryan's pics were taken with Trav's phone so they're not the best but I'm just happy they both got a parent at their activities! 

Alexis got a bunch of class awards and then she also received the citizenship award and an award for Honor Roll for the entire year.  In her school you must have ALL M's (meets expectations) or E's (exceeds expectations and all 1's for behavior.  Alexis ended the year with E's in Reading, Writing, Speaking/Listening, and Spanish and the rest M's and all 1's in behavior.  I also don't mind bragging a little and saying her final reading test for the year she tested at mid-fourth grade level meaning she reads as well as a fourth grader halfway through the year!!  She continues to amaze me.  I'm a very proud mama! :)
Getting her honor roll medal from the principal
Showing off her certificates. :)
Ryan finished the pre-school program she was in.  She's just been going twice a week for about 3 hours and she has LOVED it.  She had wonderful teachers and made quite a few friends.  She's also gone from no writing to being able to write her name completely by herself as well as quite a few letters and numbers.  She is a smart cookie and she's very excited to start the Pre-K program at the elementary school where Lexi goes and she gets to right "the number 3 big kid bus!" :)  Love that
Holding up her certificate (right in front of her face. HA!)

Singing one of their songs.

Saturday, May 12, 2012


I actually forgot I had this video!  A few weeks ago I got the girls hula hoops thinking it would be fun to learn.  I guess Alexis has been doing hula hoops in PE for a while and she's a total pro!  Seriously Trav clocked at over 5 minutes one day!  I used to be a decent hula hooper back in the day but I'm blaming pregnancy for not even last 4 seconds! :)

Friday, May 11, 2012


The girls have LOVED dance this year.  I really want them to get to try lots of different activities and figure out what they love but neither one of them has had anything but great things to say about dance! :)  THey actually have a dance recital tomorrow but they had the rehearsal tonight and that's the best time to get pictures so here they are!!  I hope to get a little video posted at some point. Both of them did really well and actually seemed to really know their dances!  I'm so proud of my girls and love watching them enjoy something so much!

Once again Lexi the poser!
Always have to have a silly face!
Sweet Ryan also is learning some posing!
And some silly faces!
Sweet sisters!
These girls and their Tucker!

So proud of Ryan
And Alexis of course! :)

Tuesday, May 8, 2012


This is the third year we've gotten to go to Nic's annual 80's party!!!  It is always a blast!!  HEre are some fun pictures for you.  I was NOT so into dressing up being ginormously pregnant so I got a call Jenny maternity shirt, teased my hair, wore blue eye shadow and called it a day! :)  Travis procrastinated and ended up going as a "prep 80's guy."  It was a great night!!! 

Emily and Bryan (Bryan is Gene SImmons HILARIOUS!) Trav and I and Keri and Chad
Keri, me, Lori, and Em (love these girls!)
Nic, Amanda, and I (the ONLY pic I have of Nic and I SO sad but I had to post it even if I don't love it!)
Lori and Keri :)

Wednesday, May 2, 2012


I am so blessed by such great friends.  I know I say that a lot but seriously I am blessed by the people I have met and the people I know and call my friends.  The girls planned a wonderful baby shower for me and I had a fantastic time celebrating the upcoming birth of baby David!  They were so sweet and did a "Monica's favorite things" theme.  Complete with pics of my fave people (and some other of my fave people that were there!) and some of my fave foods especially during this pregnancy (think Subway, Sonic, DP cupcakes, and Cristine's sugar cookies!) The decorations were beautiful, the food was delicious, the gifts were way too generous, and the company was beyond fabulous!!!  Thank you to all those who helped and all those who came!  I am so grateful and even more excited to meet this new sweet baby boy!