week 49 - 52 collages - thekarpiuksIt’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! This week we had our first big snowfall of the season and Liam couldn’t wait to wear his new Batman boots outdoors. Friday morning we had a two-hour delay due to the weather, so we enjoyed pancakes together and went out to play in the fresh snow. Liam got to go sledding for the first time, too and had a total blast! Speaking of firsts, Liam also enjoyed his first “hot” chocolate to help him warm up after coming in from the cold, too. This weekend we did some crafts together: we painted a few Christmas gifts for family and made some owl stenciled canvases to hang in baby Lila’s room. Liam was so proud of how his owl paintings turned out! The Christmas tree magically appeared in our living room overnight on Saturday, and so we decorated the tree together on Sunday morning.  Elf on the Shelf has officially and casually begun in our household; Sparkles (as Liam has named her) also appeared magically on the tree Sunday morning when Liam woke up. I say casually because it’s mostly just for the fun of finding her in different silly places each day, and Liam is already looking forward to finding her in her new hiding place tomorrow morning. We’ll see how it goes!