Friday, February 27, 2009

K Shared the Gospel @ the Salon

A few months ago, K said she wanted to grow her bangs out. Today she told me she wanted ALL her hair to be cut. You can see in the pictures below just how long her hair was getting. 

While she was getting her hair cut today she talked about Jesus to the young woman who cut her hair. I was sitting in the waiting area, but I was close enough to hear the entire conversation. It went something like this...

"One time I got my hair cut and the lady cut it too short. I told her I wanted it short like my cousins. But when she was done it was too short! I want to tell my cousins about Jesus, because if you die and don't know about Jesus, you don't get to go to Heaven."

When she was done talking I had a tear in my eye, and was humbled by her boldness to talk about Jesus so openly to a perfect stranger. The hair stylist agreed with K and told her she was right. One day, I am certain, K will have the opportunity to share Jesus with someone for the first time, and perhaps they will want to know more about the Jesus whom K already knows and loves.

Before & After

Monday, February 16, 2009

Nikki's Notes

When we moved from Missouri to Mississippi in 2004, we had a family website called Tibbetts Online. We updated photos of the children each month, and then I (Mom) would post "Nikki's Notes." I've decided to give this a try again. Looking over this new family blog, I've realized that we don't share a lot of details about our lives. Just fun pictures and highlights. Today, I'm going to share the first edition of a former "tradition."

Nikki's Notes

T is looking forward to warmer weather. He misses being able to go outside and catch critters (insects, frogs, toads, etc...). All winter he has been saving jars with lids so he will be prepared to make his catches when Spring arrives. T never keeps the critters for very long though. He always releases them back into their natural habitat, because he doesn't want them to die. Click here for an old post to read more about Tyler's love for insects and Ambibians.

K seems to be growing and changing very quickly! She has started losing teeth, and chose to use some of her Christmas money to get her ears pierced. She still enjoys music very much! She is becoming a very good reader and writer and is always writing new song lyrics, stories, or letters to friends and family. She is very creative!

L has been changing a lot lately. It's hard to believe she will be four-years-old on March 30th. She's not a baby or a toddler anymore. Definitely a preschooler. She enjoys doing preschool activities with Mom. When she doesn't know the answer her classic response is, "Okay, I be the teacher, and you tell me what it is." Maybe she will be a teacher one day! L loves anything and everything that sparkles. If she sees someone in a store that has sparkles on their shoes, purse, or shirt, she is not too shy to tell them how much she likes their sparkles. Click here to see an old post about K's earrings and L's love for sparkly things.


Friday, February 13, 2009

Greatest Love Story Ever!

This Valentine's Day, let's take a moment to remember the great, awesome, mighty, and powerful saving love of Jesus Christ!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Dad learned a new magic trick today. He wanted to "perform" it for the children. I wonder how much longer the children will think he's a magnificient magician?

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Enjoying the Outdoors

Last Tuesday we got a decent amount of snow. Enough to cover the hill in the backyard to get some sledding done. But, on Wednesday we had freezing rain. That was not a pretty sight! The boys worked hard to clear off our walkway. 
T and K had fun "skating" across our icy yard.

Sunday, it was 50 degrees, so almost all the icy mess melted away. On Monday, the kids had fun getting on their rubber boots and stomping around in the mud!

Yes, that is the same dress L wore to church on Sunday. She also wore it to the Superbowl party, slept in it, and played in it all day Monday. I finally got her out of it Monday evening! That girl loves "pantyhose" and dresses. Oh, and sparkly shoes. :)

Monday, February 2, 2009

Thanks Uncle Jeff!

The children had some Christmas money from an Aunt, Uncle, and some cousins. So, on Friday, we remembered to take it with us so they could spend it! L chose some silver, sparkly shoes. K chose to get her ears pierced. T chose two new Star Wars toys. Mom and Dad were saddened that their girls made such big girl choices. Why can't the children slow down a little bit with this whole growing up business??!! L has worn her shoes everyday and everywhere. The first night, she had to be reminded to take them off before she crawled into bed!