Here are some photos from CES in Las Vegas, NV along with leftovers from Natalia's phone
from Christmas


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I had business this year in Las Vegas so Henry and Natalia came too. Here's Henry enjoying the
new Calgary International terminal's play area.


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Henry on the plane with his new backpack that Natalia found him for this trip. He really liked looking
out the window on the plane. This was the first flight that we actually PAID for Henry to fly on.


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Here's our happy little flier.


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Natalia packed quite a few options for Henry to play with while he flew. He spent almost two full
hours with his 'activity bag' and only as we were descending did he ask for a 'show'. I'd call that
a win.


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Henry with his new suitcase in the airport in Las Vegas.


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Natalia in the lobby of the Palazzo with a giant rooster. It is the year of the rooster in Chinese
years and they definitely decorated for it here.


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Henry with a giant hot dog that he completely destroyed.


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Henry behind a big mask near the Cheesecake Factory at Caesar's Palace.


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Natalia found Carlo's Bake Shop in the Venetian and was quite excited. Henry was excited by sprinkles.


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While I worked every day, Natalia and Henry got to tour the strip. Here Henry found the M and M
Shop and thought it was pretty neat.


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At New York, New York, Henry got a pretzel hot dog, which made him happy.


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Henry with the Statue of Liberty (in Vegas). He's seen the actual statue of Liberty too, but he was
only 4 months old.


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The monorail turned out to be the biggest hit of the trip. There's some good value for you in Vegas!


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One restaurant Natalia wanted to try was Carlo V's. Here she is with a lemon chicken dish.


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And a delicious cookie from Carlo's Bakery.


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Henry at St Mark's Square, or replica thereof in the Venetian.


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I don't totally understand the point of this, but Henry thought walking on the letters was fun.


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Natalia and Henry in the 'O'.


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Henry in the 'L'.


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After running all over the casino hotel (the Palazzo), Henry was pooped and needed a break in the lobby.
He looks like any other Vegas guest here.


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My friend Danny with Joe Louis.


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Henry chilling out with the palm trees.


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Henry got a watermelon lollypop.


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Henry and the Eiffel Tower in Vegas.


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Henry at the Children's Museum in Vegas, which it turns out is outstanding!


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More water table.


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More water table.


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Playing with clocks.


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Henry carting coal in a bucket.


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Henry in a train.


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Henry at a treasure map.


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Henry 'changing a tire'.


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Grocery shopping in the pretend store.


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He needed extra mustard "For all of my hot dogs Mommy".


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The slides.


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Giant Night Brite.


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Playdoh on the plane ride home.


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Loving hot dogs back at Costco in Calgary.

Henry and Daddy at the Flames game


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Henry got to sit in his own seat for the Flames v the Sharks. Here we are on the train
heading to the game. The C Train continues to be a fun stop for Henry.


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Henry finds the games loud so he still brings his headphones.


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It's instructive to note that Henry devours ice cream, but the Zamboni here held his attention
more than the ice cream did.


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Henry and I at the Flames game with our matching signed Giordano jerseys.


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My mom bought Henry this bunny ornament for the Christmas tree, where it lasted all of 30 seconds.
Since then, "Cozy Bunny" has entered our life, and my mom even made him a blanket. Here's Henry
in his bed putting 'Cozy Bunny' to bed.


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Henry and his new red mitts from Grandma Banda.


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Henry having a Saturday cake pop at the Watermill Bakery.


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Henry playing with his cross-country skis at the Cochrane Ranchehouse.


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Henry thought his poles were more fun than skiing.

Video of Henry playing with his poles


Video of Carl skiing powder at Nakiska


Video of me skiing powder at Nakiska


Some older photos from Natalia's phone


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Henry, Jen, and the holiday train.


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Henry, Mommy, and the CP holiday train.


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Henry and the gingerbread house that Natalia's friend Janice brought over.


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Henry and Daddy at the Science Centre playing with building tools.


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Henry and I cross-country skiing at West Bragg Creek.


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Henry enjoying the train on the Christmas tree.


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Henry and his suitcase.


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Henry LOVED the advent calendar this year. We ever had some withdrawal issues after Christmas day.
Starting the day with chocolate is pretty awesome.


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Natalia's family for the 12 meatless dishes on Christmas Eve.


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The kolach.


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The spread.


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Ilsa and Henry eating.


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Christmas morning brunch spread.


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Henry and Ilsa under the tree.


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Natalia made everyone little treat bags.


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The treat table became a 'treat room' this year. It was epic.


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The best BBQ I found in SLC, at R and R's BBQ in Sandy. The beans here were outstanding.


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Kevin and Erik at Brighton, Utah.

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