Here are some fun photos from my BB from the last few months. Of course, most of them are photos
and video of Henry.


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We had an unseasonably warm winter and spring came early. Here's Henry in his cute fox toque (thanks Mel!)
playing with a ball on our front lawn.


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Henry loves the Science Centre in Calgary. Here he is playing in the water area. A note that their water
aprons are definitely not adequate to keep kids dry. Plan to bring a second outfit.


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Henry loves the water area. I think the smocks are hilarious.


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Maybe he'll be a hydrologist?


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Henry managed to make it to another Flames game this spring. Note how much he's enjoying his pocket dog!


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Henry will wind up beating most people playing foosball I think. He can reach the bars now! No spinning Henry!


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Here he is reaching for the climbing holds in our basement. He's not climbing on them, but he thinks they're neat.


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Our neighbour Matt also likes the climbing wall.


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We were able to do a family outing for the Flames only matinee game this year. This is Nicole,
Emilia, and Matt. Emilia enjoyed the outing for sure.


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Natalia had fun putting tattoos on our little monster, and Henry even wound up on the big screen!


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Other than the devil eyes, Nicole and Emilia are having fun.


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Another photo of Henry in the kangaroo from the zoo.


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Here's Henry checking out the shower in our basement.


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Henry loves all of the parks near our house. This is the first time I think I had seen him sit
on the rotating duck. Ben Deutscher, he manages the duck better than you.


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Check out the climbing wall at the park near our house.


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It's amazing that he actually keeps his sunglasses on.


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My son's favourite toy in my office is my oscilloscope. Seriously.


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This was me putting butterfly wings on Henry... Um, he wasn't pleased.


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Henry and I out for a stroll at Glenbow Ranch Prov Park near our house.


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It turns out that Henry likes the Rubiks cube. Someday I will master that thing, but
likely not before Henry does.


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We went to Kale's first birthday in Red Deer. Here are Kale and Henry chilling out on a blanket that
one of Danielle's friends had made.


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Kale loved this ride-along cow dude. So did Henry.


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Kale on the cow. Seriously.


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Henry thinks it's funny to walk around in his mommy's shoe.


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Here's Henry loving our vacuum, and also his sweater onesie.


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Henry back on the duck, loving it.


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Natalia found some ridiculous bubble machine and Henry loves it. He's also loving his outfit.


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Henry playing with foosball rods in our basement.


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This is me alongside the two founders of ADI - Matt Lorber on the left, and Ray Stata on the right.


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I thought this advert was beautiful.


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My friends Nick Gartin and Brandon Day loving their cannolis from Modern Pastry in Boston. I don't
remember Brandon's friend's name.


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We went with Maria to Bear Day in Canmore. Here's Henry showing his height next to a few bears.


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Henry, Maria, and a couple of cougars.


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Natalia and I spent the night at the Emerald Lake Lodge. This is a look at the Emerald Slide path, which is
DONE for the season as of mid-April, due to the lower elevation of the lake.


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Maria, Henry, and Natalia walking out of the Canmore pool.


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This is one of my favourite runs in the Rockies - called Surprise Pass. The top bits are ~40ish degrees.


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This might be some of the yummiest nachos ever! Natalia made pulled pork nachos for a
Flames game and they were DYNAMITE! Also, check out Nati's sweet socks.


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The miraculous Erik Olson made an appearance on the slopes this year. Here he and I are enjoying the
ride up in the gondola at Sunshine.


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I took Erik into the Southwest Chutes, some of my favourite skiing at Sunshine. It was a little freeze-thaw
already, but was still lots of fun.


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How sweet is this view?


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Here's Erik climbing down to get his skis after he hit a tree with his head...


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Erik found the skiing a little tiring, so he's taking a breather here on Goat's Eye.


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We actually both got sun burns from hanging out at the Goat's Eye Gardens having some sarsparillas.


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Yes, my wife enjoys double-fisting martinis. Yum!


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Henry likes to ride the komodo dragons at the zoo.


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How happy is this face?


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Yes, this is our son.

Video of Henry 'high-stepping' at the zoo



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Our Flames made the playoffs this year (and even made it to the 2nd round!). Here's a good-looking lady and
our borrowed (likely forever) Flames flag heading to the 'Dome!


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They have a huge Flames flag that comes out for special occasions. It's pretty neat to be under it.


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Flames flag under the banners at the 'Dome.


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It turns out Henry (just like his mom) LOVES ice cream. Here he is at MacKay's in Cochrane.


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I took Nati's sister Maria climbing at Cougar Creek one afternoon. This is a great 5.8 on the first wall
to the left as you arrive.


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Maria climbing up to the top of a long 5.9 pitch at Cougar Creek.

Video of Maria at Cougar Creek



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Maria at the top of a 5.9 climb at Cougar.


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Our friend Mel gave us a John Deere quad that Henry quite likes. He looks like an old cowboy western star here,
"What's your problem son?"


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I only post this photo since I think it's funny, but it's really more an indictment on me.
Monkey see, Monkey do. Henry's eating his cereal like his daddy.


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Here's another Daddy fail. I bring my gloves and none for Henry.


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Henry LOVES cheeseburgers. I know, it's shocking.


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Again, he also likes DQ ice cream in addition to MacKay's.


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And he even enjoys feeding his mommy ice cream too.


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We've had such beautiful spring weather that we've been outside a lot. Here's the end of the river pathway
system in Cochrane, almost at the CP Rail bridge over the Bow.


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I joined my friends Scott and Ty at Barrier for some cragging one spring morning.


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Scott is piecing together a 5.11a climb.


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This looks up to another great climb called Rainbow Bridge

Video of Scott's lead


Video of Scott trying the move again



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I joined my hockey team for a weekend in Invermere at Pat's place. This is Mike Mac with a great drive.
A note here that I definitely had my best round (front nine = 42, back nine = 49.) at Pat's course.


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We went for a ride up to Panorama again this year. Much nicer weather and far less hangover-induced mess (except for Mike M).


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The boys at Panorama. Nice work Mike M for your first road bike ride.


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I got to join a colleague David E in San Jose for a bike ride too. This went up Sierra Vista and almost killed me.
600m gain in ~7km is strong to say the least.


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David and I after a nice summit push.


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Carl and I got to go to the last Flames home game this year (Home Game B, round 2) vs the Ducks. Here's Carl
eating a weird hot dog.


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He loves the dog.


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I liked this lady's sign.


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The boys' faces are funny.


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Carl loves the Flames and his new Gaudreau jersey!


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Carl and I split the tickets this year, so it made sense to finish the year like this.


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Henry loves the drop-in gymnastics here in Cochrane. Here's a climbing wall they have.


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They have a wicked foam pit that makes Henry lose his mind jumping into it.


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I see an iron cross in Henry's future.


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He also loves swinging on the rope too.


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My wife got a taste of high maintenance from the Saban's last year so I had to replicate it this Mother's Day -
the California Eggs Bennie.


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We went furniture shopping, which means Henry plays with everything and jumps on all the furniture. I took this
since he was playing with an abacus...


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... and then a calculator. Seriously.


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He also liked the mini kitchen too though.


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This is just a funny sign at Urban Barn.


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I put Henry on some prop at Urban Barn that he liked.


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This guy needs a cigar to go with his smoking jacket and lounging chair.


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Henry and I out for a stroll at the local 'orange' park. Yes, Natalia buys me matching hats...


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Henry now enjoys taking his own stroller for a stroll. He's now a big boy I guess.

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