Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Christmas 2009- Greetings from the Kibbe family

Dear Family and Friends,

It has been another busy year at the Kibbe house. The boys keep Justin and I busy and we love every minute of our busy lives. As we prepare for Christmas we have much to be thankful for.

Rex is 7 and started the 1st grade in the fall. He is attending All Saints again this year and really enjoys his teacher and friends. It is fun to watch him learn to read and get excited about the books he brings home from the library. He played soccer and t-ball again this year and also has joined the cub scouts. Rex has also become an accomplished bike rider this summer and tossed out the training wheels. The older he gets the more confidence he has in himself. Rex is growing into such a wonderful young man. He is such an amazing big brother to Riley.

Riley is in constant motion and has lived up to his nickname of Hurricane Riley this last year. Riley has a huge signing vocabulary and though he generally is very clear about his wishes we are excited for his verbal skills to grow to match his sign language skills. When he turned 3 in November Riley graduated from the Guild School and has successfully transitioned to the public school preschool program. He rides the school bus each day and loves his new school. We knew he would thrive but the entire process causes Justin and me some anxiety. Riley’s favorite person in the entire world is his big brother. He loves to imitate every thing Rex does and try to keep up with Rex in everything he does. Some days it feels like more of a wrestling match than anything else, but we like to call it “therapy”.

Justin continues to work for EZ Loader. We are thankful that this position provides us with good health insurance so we can continue to provide Riley with the therapy he will need in addition to his preschool class. His schedule has been reduced to a 24 hour week so Justin is able to be home to meet the bus and spend the afternoon with the boys.

I continue to work for the American Cancer Society. It has been a great stable job and allows me the flexibility I need to take care of the boy’s schedules.

This year we have opted to send you this gift of photos instead of the traditional card. I hope you enjoy sharing in this journey through the year with our family. You will see first hand the beautiful gifts that we celebrate each and every day.

Love to all,

Justin, Mary, Rex and Riley


  1. What a beautiful family you have. I am thrilled to hear how well Mr. Hurricane has transitioned and Rex sounds like a fine young man. You are truly blessed. May 2010 be a wonderful year for all of you.
    Merry Christmas!

  2. That's a lot of pictures. I think that I have ummmm...10 pictures of Jackson from this year. I need to take more. Great video!

  3. What a beautiful montage ... I think that is such a great idea instead of sending Christmas cards - way more pictures!

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!


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