The McBride's

The McBride's

Tuesday, November 12, 2013


Ryan was so excited to be able to play soccer again.  It has been over a year with the move.  By the time I realized where to play soccer her age had already started!  Her team this season was White Thunder!   There were 5 girls on her team (they play 3 on 3 which is nice becasue they get more play time.) Ryan scored her first goal EVER and then scored a few more over the season!  She's definitely improving and she continues to love soccer (she already is asking when she gets to play again!)

She posed this her herself!

One game they love to play is sharks vs. minnows so they had a shark come play against them!

Most of her team!

McBride's with the Shark.

Ryan and her coach!  She will have the same coach next season which is nice and most of the same team mates.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013


Ryan is self proclaimed mover and talker (her exact words!)  So going into Kinder I wasn't sure how she would do.  It's hard to sit still all day for a 5 year old much less a mover and talker 5 year old. ;)  She has done SOOOO well in school! I am so proud of how well she is doing.  I was even more excited that her second month of school she was picked as student of the month!  Her teacher says she absolutely LOVES to help and is so sweet to other kids (I also just had parent/teacher conference and she said she loves to help so much she sometimes has to be told to let the other child do it themselves too!)  This little 5 year old has surpassed all expectations.  She is loving school and life in general!  We love you Ryan!!!

She's not at all proud of herself!

My girl!

Needed one of David looking like a big boy!

She got to leave school a little early and go for a treat!

Lexi benefited as well!

I may have no son.  How can he not like ice cream people??!

Monday, November 4, 2013


Another Cristine credit!  Pinkalicious the play was being put on at the local high school and as soon and Cristine told me I knew the girls HAD to go!  If you haven't read every single Pinkalicious book you should go ahead and do that now! The play didn't start until 7 and I knew David wouldn't sit still through it anyways so Travis decided it would be a daddy/daughters date!  They LOVED the play and especially loved meeting up with friends.  So glad my friend is so good at finding fun stuff!!  I know there are only a couple of pics but I thought they were too cute not to blog!

Saturday, November 2, 2013


I will give Cristine complete credit for this fabulous find!  Na Kama Kai' is a non-profit organization that helps Hawaii kids be aware of ocean safety and conservation.  They do this clinic about once a month and it's completely free!  What an awesome experience for our kids to have while living here.  The clinic included, ocean safety, learning how surf boards used to be made and trying to sand them themselves, learning to surf/stand up paddle board, going for a canoe ride, learning about oceans while drinking their jamba juices, and getting to blow and pop ginormous bubbles at the end.  It is the greatest thing I have ever seen.  The kids could not stop talking about it and couldn't wait for the next one (which we did again this past month and are signed up again for one this month!)  These experiences are things I hope my girls NEVER forget!
They have groups every hour and this was our 9 am group.

Sanding a surf board wtih sand and rocks!

Oh no bigs just surfing.  All in a days work in Hawaii.

Ryan didn't stand up but she had a great time and did get up the last time we went.

Oh yes we are riding in a canoe.  It's just how we roll.

Bubble time!

And what David was doing.  Trying to drown!  By the way the age for this clinic is TWO!!  Less than a year and he too will be on a surf board! :)