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Looking Back at October

Surprise Surprise… I am almost current! Woo! Well, October is Halloween (of course), and Ken’s birthday (39 this year!) AND Canadian Thanksgiving (yup this Canadian girl still celebrates).img_20161031_152445

We started off the month with a trip to Home Depot.imag0264

Visited a pumpkin patch with a lovely group of friends.img_20161001_162221

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We all got a little sunburned after so much time in the sun.

We all got a little sunburned after so much time in the sun.

We visited the Schwartz family for a bonfire and shooting off of rockets.img_20161008_001415

img_20161007_192521Spent time at the Novak’s.img_20161029_224818

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Anthony

Anthony

And had them over to our place as well.

We met Chloe, Anthony's girlfriend.

We met Chloe, Anthony’s girlfriend.

Enjoyed all the colours of fall.img_20161024_164205

img_20161028_20475120161022_151419_hdr20161022_151353We learned about bats and made our very own cave in the cabinet.img_20161012_224046

We found plenty of time to do crafts and worksheets and learn as best we could.img_20161025_131702

img_20161005_142641img_20161018_145547img_20161017_112932img_20161017_112816img_20161020_143858We celebrated Nathan’s birthday at a super fun trampoline place.img_20161026_002015

20161025_19194420161025_192009_hdrSang in the choir at church.img_20161009_114542

img_20161002_151905We spent time at the YMCA – swimming, working out and club.img_20161030_185547

20161027_192701img_20161009_223653I crocheted whenever I could.img_20161028_204721

Early Christmas present for my sister in law - a cupcake blanket

Early Christmas present for my sister in law – a cupcake blanket

Cowls

Cowls

And we snuck out on the warm days.img_20161022_152440

Cleaning the van.

Cleaning the van.

20161024_16302020161024_163257October was a lovely refocus of our time. Lots of friends and family and quiet celebrations (we had take out for Thanksgiving, nothing fancy).

Snoopy

Snoopy

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Lovely hair by one of the girls who run cluby

Lovely hair by one of the girls who run cluby

So enjoy the photos and the memories as I work my way to current and we currently wrap up 2016.

Playing Magic

Playing Magic

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Doing her own hair.

Doing her own hair.

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Fishing for letters

Fishing for letters

Sneaking out for coffee at Caribou.

Sneaking out for coffee at Caribou.

Sunset

Sunset

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Ready for dinner out

Ready for dinner out

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How in the World Did Fall Get Here?

September 20-25

I have been playing with favourite patterns and thinner yarn or different needles.. these two Cthulhu came out of that play. BABIES!!! Using light Caron Simply Soft. You can find the pattern HERE… or purchase a completed (and slightly larger) version on my Etsy site HERE. I plan on putting some wee ones up eventually… after the Christmas present rush.101_9638

Over the weekend we took a little time and finally got our act together to assemble our Shark unit book… the duotang was almost too small! You can check out our resources used, etc on our resource entry on the blog HERE. It was quite the unit.101_9640

On Sunday (AFTER Sunday School of course) we had a lovely visit with the Novaks. We were supposed to leave around dinner time for a coffee date but it fell through so it was a relaxing afternoon with good friends.101_9643 101_9644

Snoopy was a willing subject for the camera as usual.101_9648 101_9651

And we came home with some new reading material! Thank you so much Aidan for letting these gems go!101_9649 101_9655

On Monday we had princesses at school… in MITTENS (super garage sale find for a quarter I think).101_9657 101_9658

Gavin created an amazing FALL tree we later entered in the Art for Kids (link on right) fall art contest. I love it when they just go without instructions and really work with the Lego! We actually have the 3 boys enrolled in a once monthly class online with Currclick that is free for Legos. They are really enjoying it. They have multiple free and for pay classes through their site now!101_9660

Tuesday was so lovely we drug our new desks outside for craft time before they get placed in the school area inside.101_9661 101_9664 101_9666

101_9668Nature came out to share with our crafty time as well! Though after the scare elsewhere in the country with a fuzzy caterpillar that caused burn like rashes we kept our hands well away!101_9663

With a new school year we have also pulled down our previous year’s posters… so it was time to create a new fall scene for our walls. Can you believe it is fall already? Where did the time go???101_9667

We have had a jump with our learning as well. Emanuel suddenly WANTS to try and write out his own words in his journal and in letters. So be prepared… I correct the spelling above but you will get to see his creative management of letters in his words!!101_9669

We have taken to doing work in areas… videos on the DVD player for volcanoes.101_9670

One of 3 desks inside for an independent learner.101_9671

The table for the avid crafter. It seems to be working!101_9672

We are most certainly keeping busy!101_9673 101_9674

Photography By Anthony

My God-Son Anthony took control of the camera during our Dr. Seuss inspired get together. I felt I should share with everyone the best of his pictures.

Busy crocheting

Peek a baby

Pretty in purple

Pepsi can in detail

Caught unawares

The children descending upon the grapes and strawberries

A good pic of my eyeshadow

Yes, YOU

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Self portrait

Aidan

Reclining with a smile

Look boys!

In the kitchen

Snoopy

Adorable

Trinity

Asleep