Here are some photos from our trip to Saskatchewan to visit, and some rock climbing with
my friend Scott in Banff, AB.


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Natalia, Henry, and I went for a long drive through Saskatchewan in May to see my family and hers. Here is Natalia
hanging out with Henry at my Grandma Perrault's house. I liked this photo since Henry is playing with the remote
for Grandma's vibrating chair.


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Here are Grandma P, Henry, and I in Grandma's kitchen.


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Here are Henry and I and Mo the plesiosaur, at the Ponteix turnoff.


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We next visiting with Denis, Leah, and Luc in Swift Current. Here are Luc and Henry having a blast at Mad Hatter's.

Video 1 of Luc and Henry at Mad Hatter's


Video 2 of Henry at Mad Hatter's


Visiting in Saskatoon


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How hospitable is my Mom? We just arrived and she already had a drink and a shrimp ring waiting for us!


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Natalia's dad Carl came over to my Mom's to visit and see Henry.


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You can tell Henry's still teething here.


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Natalia's godfather Rick met us at one of Natalia's favourite places - Fuddrucker's!


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Henry destroys hamburgers!


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We had the chance to visit with our friends Lane and Tasha, and their two boys Calem and LJ.


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My grandma Banda can't get enough of her Henry snuggles.


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Here's my aunty Marlene playing with Henry on a cardboard box. It doesn't take much to entertain him.


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Marlene and Henry in my Grandma's backyard.


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Grandma and Henry on her rocking chair.


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Grandma, Henry, and I on the rocking chair.


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And now Henry without his shades too. Hands in the mouth = more teething to go!

Carl and I in Victoria, BC


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Often, when Carl and I have an open spot in our calendars, we try to get some activity in. This hike is on Vancouver Island,
and is called Lone Tree Hill.


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This is the view to the south, back towards Victoria.

Nanaimo, BC with the Hoehnes


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We were able to spend some time in Nanaimo and visit with Nati's sister Donni, her husband Karl, and their daughter Ilsa. This
is their front yard and the rhododendrons are amazing!


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Check out the sass with this little one. Best hair on the island!


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Here are Henry and Ilsa enjoying spending time together.


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Check out the bow in Ilsa's hair.


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Donni blowing bubbles outside with the kids.


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Henry and bubbles.


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Henry really likes running water. Not sure what to say about that.

Back in Cochrane, AB


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This is a regular morning with Henry. The floor was clean before we started.


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Henry really likes implements of just about any sort. I gave him my rake and he jumped all over it. No idea
what to do with it, but just wants to do something.


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A lot of mornings Henry just likes to hang out in his little table and chairs that Nati found at a garage sale.
He looks so studious.

Scott and Paul climb Ballista in Banff


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Scott and I try really hard to still pretend we're in our twenties and can climb hard. This climb is visible up the right
side of the buttress on Tunnel Mountain, is called Ballista and goes at 5.10c-A0 sport for 8 pitches.


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A super-quick approach and I won/lost the paper/rock/scissors duel so got the first pitch. Here's Scotty looking
back at Cascade Mountain.


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Here's a nice look at Rundle with some snow still on it. You can also see the Banff golf course below as well.
We could hear them calling tee times. Not super remote, but pretty fun climbing.


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Here's Scotty just after the aid portion of the climb.


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Scott and I were both pretty happy to have cleanly climbed this route. It's super close to the road, clean rock, and
the patina-like surface made for really fun moves. Reminder to self to bring a fifi hook and ascenders next time, if
nothing else just to use them again.

Video of Scott and I's climb in Banff


Henry at home


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It turns out that my Mom has gotten Henry hooked on Old Dutch Crunchys. He LOVES them. Look at the gusto
with which he's hammering into this bag.


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Henry rocking the lawn mower.


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Henry enjoying his broom.


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A nice photo that my mom took with her iPhone or our family. Thanks Mom!

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