week 42 - 52collages 2014 - thekarpiuks

Week 42 – 52 Collages 2014

Happy Fall Break! Though the long fall break weekend is coming to a close now, the past week has been wonderful. The kids had a “picnic” together in the hallway, and I’ve begun work on Lila’s Halloween costume… Anna from Frozen. (Because Liam is going to be Elsa, naturally.) What do you think of her crochet hair hat? As part of spirit week at school, the kids and I got all decked out in our Calgary Flames gear and looked pretty fabulous representing our hockey team. It was a short week, and while the kids enjoyed adventures with grandma and grandpa, Lucas and I took a quick road trip to the Canadian side of Niagara …

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Week 41 - 52collages - thekarpiuks

Week 41 – 52 Collages 2014

It’s the second week of October and it doesn’t seem possible that Halloween is coming up soon. We’re getting ready by making Lila’s first Halloween costume; she will be Anna from Frozen, to go with Liam, who will be Elsa. I crocheted Lila some Anna “hair” – a hat with braids. As Lila gets bigger and bigger (she’s growing so fast!) the kids have become pretty inseparable. They’re almost always playing together! Lila really loves school and recently did her first piece of school artwork: finger painting with grape jelly to make a jelly fish. It was a rainy week and Liam investigated worms on the driveway with George. We stayed in and read a …

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week 40 - 52collages 2014 - thekarpiuks

Week 40 – 52 Collages 2014

Week 40! Only 12 weeks left in 2014 – it feels like the year has gone by quickly. This week it got cold – seeya, summer! We were scrambling for toques, jackets, and long sleeves to enjoy the little local airport’s fly-in barbecue lunch with grandma and grandpa. It was chilly, but we still had fun watching planes take off and land. On the weekend the kids and I had a lazy Saturday, climbing cushion mountains, building castles from LEGO, and splashing in the bath tub. Lila tried using a sippy cup with some success, and Liam successfully dressed himself in some good, warm clothing so that he could play outside. (Those cowboy boots totally …

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week 39 - 52collages2014

Week 39 – 52 Collages 2014

Time to celebrate! Liam had a great week at school, transitioning to the next classroom for some additional challenges. He was so proud of the visual schedule he worked on with his teacher, and we celebrated at Orange Leaf after dinner on Friday. Liam loved picking out his favorite froyo and ALL the toppings. (Gummy bears on wedding cake and red velvet cupcake swirled, for the record.) Lila has been exploring books this week along with anything and everything that Liam has or is doing. They built forts together, played at their kitchen together, and Liam even read Lila a book. On Saturday we attended a friend’s pirate birthday party, yarrr!

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week 38 - 52collages - thekarpiuks

Week 38 – 52 Collages 2014

Lila is 7 months old this week! Her first tooth is really visible now and a second one is on the way. Teething is so much fun! (Said no parent ever.) The weather is starting to feel more and more like fall, with cool mornings and perfect sunny afternoons. Liam had to wear a sweatshirt for the first time this week, and he was excited to show grandpa that he was wearing a Colts sweatshirt. Last Sunday we ate dinner outside, and this weekend my parents came up and we grilled outside, too – look at the shrimp grandpa made! Liam and Lila have been playing together a lot, and Liam loved pushing baby sister around …

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week 37 - 52collages 2014 - thekarpiuks

Week 37 – 52 Collages 2014

Can you believe there are only 14 Fridays left until Christmas? It stresses me out to think how fast the year is flying by! This was the first weekend it started feeling like fall. Lila had her (belated) 6 month check up and all is well. She’s so smiley and growing up too quickly. Just this afternoon she got grumpy a few minutes after being put down for her nap, and we found her “stuck” standing in her crib, unsure how to get back down. Oh, and she’s got her first tooth! We took the kids to the bounce playplace this weekend and Lila was fascinated with her big brother jumping all over the place and …

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week 36 - 52collages 2014 - thekarpiuks

Week 36 – 52 Collages 2014

Games and more games! From Lila trying to help me play video games and taking over the controller to Liam playing several rounds of Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel… we’ve been having fun with games. Liam’s face when he realized that he’d won against daddy this week was priceless. Liam did some serious climbing at a nearby park on a large “mountain” and up the rungs of some pretty tall playground equipment. There’s no stopping his curiosity and sense of adventure! While exploring outside on the patio and in the backyard this weekend, Liam found a giant grasshopper and gently helped it get away from the lawn mower. Lila is continuing to try all kinds of new foods …

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week 35 - 52collages 2014 - thekarpiuks

Week 35 – 52 Collages 2014

As I sat down to make this week’s collage, I realized I barely took any photos at all. Oops! The week slipped by in a bit of a busy blur, which seems to be the norm these days. Back when we first had our fence installed, we cut it about 6 feet short of the real property line to avoid a public drain in one far corner. We’d been planning to have the fence re-done, though, and pushed back to extend our backyard space to its fullest potential, and just skirt the drain corner. The fence company showed up this week to complete the work in just a few short hours. The difference between the …

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