week 52 - 52collages 2014 - thekarpiuks

Week 52 – 52 Collages 2014

Well, that’s it. Week 52. The end of 2014! A whole year of collages and good memories including tons of new firsts and milestones for us as a family of four. This past week we celebrated Christmas, and it was magical. It was the first year that Liam really understood and was looking forward to Santa coming, and of course Lila’s very first Christmas. In true Karpiuk style there was DIY: I finished crocheting some matching holiday sweaters for the kids and we made salsa and brown sugar scrub to gift to family and friends. Liam counted down to Christmas Eve by putting up a cotton ball each day to make Santa’s beard fill up, …

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week 51 - 52collages 2014 - thekarpiuks

Week 51 – 52 Collages 2014

Christmas is just around the corner, and right now we’re all sick. Hopefully we’ll be better in time for the holidays! This week we had an Ugly Sweater contest at work, but I only came in second. (First place was pretty fantastic.) Liam is really keen on drawing pictures of people these days, and he drew a picture of me. Pretty spot on, don’t you think? I asked him why I had green eyebrows, and he told me he wasn’t sure what color my eyebrows were so he chose green. Can’t argue with that! Winston got a haircut and Liam had a dentist appointment. Lila has begun standing on her own and even attempting two …

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week 50 - 52collages 2014 - thekarpiuks

Week 50 – 52 Collages 2014

It’s week 50, and somehow we’re 2 weeks from the new year already, and even though it felt like Thanksgiving was last week, somehow Christmas is just around the corner. Liam got a pretty big shiner on the playground at school this week, and I made Lila a Rainbow Dash My Little Pony crochet toque. The kids had a holiday program at school and Liam danced on stage, which was fun to watch. My students celebrated an Hour of Code for Computer Science Education Week, and we dropped everything to code. They loved it! Liam is going through a pirate phase thanks to Jake and the Never Land Pirates, and even referenced Captain Hook in …

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week 49 - 52collages 2014 - thekarpiuks

Week 49 – 52 Collages 2014

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… the tree went up last week, and this week saw the return of “Sparkles” our elf, but she’s pretty nice and just moves around each night. She’s not big on making much mischief yet, nor tattling to Santa (Seriously, how creepy is the book? She watches the kids all day and goes to tell Santa each night? I mean… have you seen these elves’ faces? It’s straight out of a horror movie if you ask me. Our elf on the shelf is more about just being fun to try and find in funny places each morning.) Anyway, our other new tradition for Liam this year is a …

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week 48 - 52collages 2014 - thekarpiuks

Week 48 – 52 Collages 2014

Hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We sure are thankful for family and friends and time together. This week our BFFs Michelle and Dayna came down from Calgary to celebrate Thanksgiving with us. After waking up to a little dusting of snow on Thanksgiving morning, we enjoyed good food at my brother’s house where he fried the turkey to perfection. And of course there was pumpkin pie!  Liam loved reading with “Aunt” Michelle and Dayna while they were here. And I enjoyed going shopping with them on Black Friday. We shopped very leisurely after breakfast with no major requirements on our lists other than to get out and see what deals were …

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week 47 - 52 collages 2014 - thekarpiuks

Week 47 – 52 Collages 2014

Snow! At the beginning of the week we got a little snowfall; nothing much – just an inch or two – but Liam of course wanted to sing Let it Go while running through the snow dressed as Elsa. Just a typical day in the Karpiuk household! Lila turned 9 months old this week and also got sick with a fever for the first time – double ear infection, ick. On the first day she was home sick she crawled all over the house looking for Liam (who was at school) and couldn’t find him. Then she found him – a picture of him on the wall above the couch. She apparently “talked” to the …

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week 46 - 52collages 2014 - thekarpiuks

Week 46 – 52 Collages 2014

This week Liam put on his chef’s hat and apron and helped to bake a pumpkin pie for daddy as a late birthday present. Lila tried to help, but wasn’t quite big enough. Tuesday was Veteran’s Day/Remembrance Day. We received our photos back from our family photographer, Kristi Powell, and absolutely love them. I attended the HECC conference downtown this week, and on the weekend we lounged in our jammies. Liam tried ice skating again and decided it was hard, but still kept trying with a lot of determination. Daddy helped show him how to balance. I think Liam is interested in going back again soon!

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week 45 - 52collages 2014

Week 45 – 52 Collages 2014

Halloween may be over, but Liam doesn’t want to stop wearing his Elsa dress. This week I attended two live events – Alton Brown with Lucas for an early birthday present, and the Jason Mraz & Raining Jane concert with my friend Darla. Both were absolutely wonderful performances, and I’m so glad to have been able to attend! Alton Brown was a fantastically funny storyteller. What a great birthday present! Jason Mraz is one of my favorites, and so now I can cross that one off my bucket list. He sounded great live! Liam proudly wore my “I voted” sticker after I voted on Tuesday, and I took one for the team and let students …

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