Friday, August 28, 2009

Physical Education

One day when I was fixing lunch I heard a lot of commotion and giggling! I walked into the living room saw the children having a "stuffed animal war." It was hilarious! They had fun, broke a sweat, and were hilarious to watch!

Monday, August 17, 2009

First Day of School!

A lot of families take pictures of their children on the first day of school. This year I told the children they could pick out whatever they wanted to wear, and also the location they'd like their picture taken. So, we headed outside with the camera and took some pictures. We often joke that these three little Tibbetts' aren't the most photogenic children, but they sure are CUTE:) T is in 2nd grade, K is in 1st grade, and L is in K/4 (4-year-old Kindergarten).

A glimpse into our school room! We do school all over the house, but it's nice to have ONE place where things can be stored and set-up.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Summer Vacation 2009

It takes four hours to get to Pittsburgh from our house, so the DVD player went with us! We enjoyed a "picnic" lunch in the van about one hour before we arrived at the zoo!The zoo was crowded, but we still were able to see everything and have lots of fun!
The hotel was very nice and lots of fun! We did spend time at the pool, but I forgot to take my camera downstairs with me!
The Cardinals game was fun, but it was very, very HOT!!!!! The kids stayed in their seats until the 7th inning stretch, then I took them to the playground to play! Dad got to see the exciting 8th inning though!

Friday, August 7, 2009

VBS Carnival!

The children had a blast at the VBS Carnival! The bounce house was their absolute favorite!

T's 8th Birthday!

Once T returned home from Cub Scout Camp, we knew what we wanted to get him for his birthday - a BB gun! He was surprised and very excited.

Birthday Cake!
A birthday package from Aunt Kim arrived today! She always throws in goodies for the other siblings too! The girls enjoyed discovering their little surprises! T loved this drum t-shirt she sent. He said it was his 2nd favorite gift from Aunt Kim. His 1st favorite were these wooden boat models to build and paint!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

VBS 2009!

T and K enjoyed VBS very much! L didn't want me to leave her, so she just hung out with me. I think the 10-day separation was a bit much for her:) So, she and I enjoyed hanging out with friends, taking pictures, and walking down to the snack shack to get snowballs (a.k.a. snow cones).

The 2nd night of VBS was the day I returned home from Peru! When I walked in my mind was flooded with many thoughts when I saw all the teachers dressed up, and all the elaborate decorations. I was reminded how little the Peruvian churches have in comparison to most churches in the U.S. I was reminded how content, thankful, and joyful the Peruvian children were with a simple coloring sheet and ONE single piece of candy. Part of me felt a little guiltly, and greatly saddened by the amount of money our church (and many others) spend on one week of VBS. Don't get me wrong, I think VBS is great! But, I do think sometimes we overspend and lose sight of the MOST important thing in the midst of the decorations, costumes, crafts, and music. The most important thing is Jesus Christ - sharing His love and His saving message! How I pray the children who attended our VBS truly understand who Jesus is and what He has done for them!

I know my children learned a lot, and had wonderful teachers. I am thankful!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


Well I (Mom) am home from Peru. If you'd like to look at some of the pictures and videos I took while there, you can click HERE.

I love the Peruvian people! They are warm, caring, and loving! Truly their JOY comes from Christ, and Him ALONE!!! Oh, the lessons I have learned from them!!!

I am thankful the Lord gave me the opportunity to go and serve in this way! To simply join Him and the Peruvian churches in their ministries.