Saturday, February 16, 2013

kid look alikes

looking toward spring

Even though we've had a mild winter, thank you New Jersey, I find myself very excited for spring. My friend and I went out a couple weeks ago and cut some forsythia branches. These are now in brilliant yellow bloom on my dining room table. Besides being gorgeous, they're heavy with hope and so light and bright.
After a stretch of finally being free of some form of cold and flu, it seems that Wendy and Aleida have a cough and runny nose. We'll see if it makes it's round to the whole family.
We've had a few different snow falls here, and some of it has managed to stay around long enough to be fun. One storm brought enough to actually sled and ski! I was able to go out on the nearby golf course for a long cross country ski. It had been so long since I was out skiing! It was beautiful and fun (and sticky snow unfortunately, so it was a lot of picking up my skis rather than gliding them).
Wendy has almost cut her 7th tooth! She's growing so quickly. She's still very sweet and happy. She loves eating solid food, especially when she can feed herself. She is a very fast crawler and toilet paper eater. I have removed all the toilet paper rolls from their holder because she will take bites out of the rolls. Silly girl.
Ry is into his last semester of courses before he takes on his lengthy exams and then he'll start his dissertation. He has moved up his exams so that rather than taking one this fall, he will be taking the first one in May. He'll study all summer and then take a couple more in the fall. He's embarking upon a busy time!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Christmas is almost here!

We are counting down the days until Christmas. The kids love the advent calendar and taking turns putting a new ornament on the felt tree every morning. Our Christmas tree's lights are usually on and it gets frequent visitors poking it's ornaments and branches.

I've taken a couple pictures of kids wearing my TibbenLittles clothing, as you can see below.

Wendy LOVES food. She eats big meals three times a day. It's a messy occasion but the rinse-down after her meal is over, is another favourite thing for her. She thinks getting water in her mouth is exciting and fun. She just worked another 2 top teeth through so she now has 6 teeth! What a big 7 month old. We're helping her learn how to sleep through the night right now, which is going quite well, thankfully. She only woke up once last night, for about 20 minutes. Here's hoping tonight is a fully night of sleep for ALL. :o)

Ry is busy writing a paper, soon he'll receive 35+ papers to grade, and he also has one more paper to write after that. He will continue to be busy for the next little while!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Peek in to our life

It's been busy lately! I don't think I posted on my blog about this previously: I've started a baby & child clothing sewing business. I am having a lot of fun creating and seeing finished products. I work on sewing mostly in the evenings but also in the day if need-be. My online store is, and my business is called TibbenLittles.

Hurricane Sandy

We've made it through Hurricane Sandy with only 6 days without power. We aways had water as well as hot water. We felt very lucky.

Monday, September 03, 2012

I decided to give a snapshot peek at what the kids are up to at this exact moment. (See pictures below)

Wendy is getting so big! We spent the last 6 weeks traveling and staying with friends and family and during that time she grew out of the clothes i had packed her. Aleida grew out of her sandals during our travel time, too! Anyway, our trip was a fantastic time and we so enjoyed seeing and reconnecting with many people we love. We are happy to be back in Princeton now and we're ready to start our new fall schedules.