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.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Hot days

We're just going day to day here, gearing up for some time in the house as temperatures this weekend threaten to be extremely hot. We love having central air in our apartment!

Wendy is 2 months old now! She's smiling now and is still really content. She sleeps really well for naps and at night.

Tball is all done. It was fun for all of us and Owen learned quite a bit.

Owen had his first ever trip to the dentist. His teeth are in great shape with lots of room for his big teeth. He's pictured below wearing his new set of teeth from the dentist.

Sunday, June 03, 2012


We bought a van this past week! Now that we're a family of 5 (with all kids in carseats and booster seats), we'd outgrown our trusty Volvo. We found this van on Craigslist, Ry met up with the seller and van, had it checked out by our mechanic, and since everything checked out great, we bought it! It's a 2003 Honda Odyssey. We all really like it. There is enough room for all of us AND for 2 more people!
We bought the van from another family of 5. They're the original owners of the vehicle and the kids had grown attached to it! Their youngest had named the van Silver and we're going to continue to do that,  too.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

One month yesterday

Wendy met her 1 month mark yesterday. She's about 10 lbs now and she's starting to lose her fresh newborn look. Here's a sequence of photos to show-off our squirmy, expressive, peaceful, and content 1-month-old!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Sitting alone

We pushed through a few upset squawks yesterday and now Wendy is content to sit for a little while on her own. She fell asleep in her chair yesterday and I hope she'll do this more.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Evening fishing

We went out and enjoyed the nice weather - did some fishing and played at a park near the dock.

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

2 weeks old yesterday

Wendy's due date was yesterday! It was also her 2 week birthday yesterday.

In addition to some new pics, I'm also posting some older photos that I didn't get around to posting earlier. There are a couple Wendy just after she was born. The photo of Aleida and Owen shows,  though it's hard to see, that she has a head full of dandelion fuzzies. Owen thought it was a really funny thing to do.