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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week 44 - 52collages 2014 - thekarpiuks

Week 44 – 52 Collages 2014

Happy Halloween! We had our family photos on Sunday, and then snapped a few more pics at home with our finished painted pumpkins outside in the sunshine. The sun only lasted the first part of the week, though, and by mid-week the temperature had dropped significantly… just in time for Halloween on Friday, the coldest day of all! Liam went on a school field trip with daddy to a local farm where they went on a tractor ride and learned about apple cider. For Halloween, both kids went trick-or-treating in their school holiday parade. Just look at how fabulous their costumes were! Liam was Elsa from Frozen, and Lila was Anna from Frozen. They made an adorable pair. …

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week 43 - 52collages 2014 - thekarpiuks

Week 43 – 52 Collages 2014

What a BEAUTIFUL fall week! The weather was gorgeous and we spent a good chunk of the weekend outdoors attending a birthday party for one of Liam’s friends at a park, and getting our own family photos taken by a friend. (Can’t wait for a preview of those in an upcoming collage!) Speaking of our family photos, Liam spent most of the week practicing his best smile, which you’ve gotta admit is perfect. Lila got her first baby shoes (with owls of course) and is walking all over the living room with her little walker. Liam’s classmate threw a fall-themed playground party and the two were inseparable. (And seriously, how adorable are they together?!) We …

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