The McBride's

The McBride's

Saturday, July 27, 2013


The girls enjoy hiking.  They really ask when we're going on our next hike.  But, sometimes during our hikes they forget how much they like it...  Lexi is usually a trooper but Ryan is only 5.  She asks often to take a break.  She gets a drink, sits for a second, and is ready to go (Shout out to Keri and family for the monkey water bottle holders they are PERFECT for the kids!)  Travis helps her by telling her, "what are we making?"  To which they answer, "strong LEGS!"  It's really cute.  Ryan actually prefers the muddy hikes or the rocky hikes where she is a self proclaimed, "monkey girl."  This hike was more of an uphill gravel road so we stopped often and she really did troop on and at the end when we got to play in the waterfalls she had more than enough energy to splash around!  This hike was Hamama Falls.  The scenery was gorgeous and the waterfall at the end was breathtaking.  We loved this one and there was only one other group at the falls when we got there and one that got there right as we were leaving. 

They spotted the waterfall!

It just doesn't do it justice...

David didn't get to swim but he had to get in on a picture!

Coolest trees!

Hiking girls.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013


 Travis had to go to the field last month just for the weekend (and he sent me pictures of his "field time" with his ocean view!)  I really wanted to do something fun with the kids that was different than our norm but all the outdoors/hiking stuff is a little hard for me by myself with 3 kids so I looked up the Children's Discover Center.  I honestly think this may be my favorite indoor kids place EVER!  All 3 kids had the best time.  Such a good time we all forgot about lunch! (We got there before 11 and didn't leave till after 2!)  No one complained once.  Considering the age range of my kids I think that's pretty perfect!  We will be going back.

What will our kiddos be when they grow up??

Maybe they will be Optometrists?

Or will the theater call their name? (I got the CUTEST video of them putting on their play!)

Lexi was an excellent weather girl.

Professional shopper?  Or maybe a mommy shopping for her family?
A sweet cashier at the grocery store?

Maybe they'll be mechanics (and help mom out b/c no matter how much my dad tried to teach me I'm still not sure I could ACTUALLY change a time.) Also this was my favorite b/c I didn't show Ryan what to do she just slid right on under the car.

Honestly?  Cutest little firefighters with their dalmation puppy EVER!
Firefigher David went right down the pole!


Mail Carriers?

Honorable Judge Alexis

Honorable Judge Ryan (this was her serious face!)

Librarian? Writer?  Editor?  Just book lovers??


Little farmers (one of David's fave picking pineapple and putting them in the bucket.)

Pilots ready for take off (they also tried out being flight attendants)

Captain McBride x 2

Little lei makers if we stay in Hawaii!
Or maybe they'll just turn into sea stars! HA!

We had so much fun together!  This was the best one I could get of all of us...
One of the baby sections and David thought this tube was HILARIOUS!

He also really enjoyed going down the just his size slide!

There was an all around the world secction and this was the only picture I got but the girls enjoyed going to India, Japan, China, and a bunch more!

Sunday, July 14, 2013


This corn field is just up the road from us and they had a little picking festival. They also had melons, onions, and a few other random things. The corn was, by far, the best part of the whole thing! We got so much corn and it was THE best corn I've EVER had. The girls thought the whole thing was great and it was a perfect family day. The sun was shining and it was warm (but not hot.) They also had some music, a hay ride, a few rides, and we finished the afternoon sharing a shave ice! They have this every year and we will definitely be going every year!
Ryan picking her corn.

Proud of one of her picks!

Travis, the kids, and some corn!

Mom, kids, and some melons.

Ryan made a friend and had to go on every ride with her!

Lexi was content on her own. 

Wednesday, July 10, 2013


I know I say this every birthday of my children but I just can't believe David is one!  He is just such a joy to our family and it's honestly hard to believe he hasn't always been a part of our family.  He is a pretty easy little one year old but, he is definitely all boy!  He loves to get into mischief and bug his sisters but honestly they really don't seem to mind.  They adore him and they get so proud and excited for every milestone.  David is saying mama and dada.  He signs please, more, and all done.  He loves to say night night (waving bye) and blow kisses.  He is taking steps but doesn't really seem interested in actually walking.  He pretty much eats anything you give him but loves peanut butter and jelly, string cheese, and pretty much every fruit.  He doesn't seem to love hot dogs (random I know!)  I absolutely love this little boy and can't wait to see more of his personality come out!
On his actual birthday we had waffles and strawberries of course!

I have no idea why they were throwing their hands up maybe they were just excited for the whipped cream!

So sweet!

Birthday set up!

Singing Happy Birthday!

Trying his first taste of cake!   Not sure what to do at first...

Ya he figured it out real quick!  I promise we did not let him eat that entire smash cake!

See he shared.


Opening presents!  Thanks for coming and celebrating with us Holtgrewe's!!!