We spent Christmas 2015 in Saskatchewan as it was an 'outlaw' year with my family.

First a few funny Henry videos
Henry dancing and swaying his shoulders


Crazy Carl learning to ski - Nakiska bunny slopes


Crazy Carl on a blue run - Nakiska


Henry opening his birthday card from Grandma G



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Henry wanted to help Mommy make Christmas baking this year. I can't get enough of him in
this apron. He's helping her smooth out peanut butter marshmallow squares.


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Henry in an apron being cute.


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Some very impressive almond sugar cookies that Natalia made and decorated.


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Stars and Bells.


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How cute are these angels?


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And these too!


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I took Henry to the Parent Link Centre, where he loves playing with the bean table. Mostly, he
likes dumping the beans on the floor, but that's how it is.


Henry at the Science Centre


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This is one of Henry's favourite stops at the Spark - the bubble organ.

Henry playing with the bubble organ at the Science Centre



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Henry playing with wheels in one of the many 'hands-on' centres at the Spark.


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The magnetic water wheels are a hit too.


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Pull the chain (like a toilet in Europe) and water comes down.


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These huge blocks get pulled out in the atrium at the Spark every so often. This is also a big
hit for Henry.

Henry smashing screens to make music



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Upstairs is a lot of technology and more fun centres for kids. In this one you use your shadow
to play different sounds on the speakers.


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The letter tree is a place Henry likes to come where he can call out all of the letters.


Christmas in Sask


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My mom made the boys cake pops in ice cream cones. Sprinkles are a favourite.


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Double-fisting ice cream cones and star cookies.


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My mom made a bean table for the boys at her house. We decided that it works best when only
one of the boys play at once.


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We went over for a visit with Natalia's sisters. Here's Henry with aunty Sarah and her puppy.


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Sarah, Maria, Lulu, Susi, Henry, and Natalia.


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Back at Grandma G's house, here are Natalia, Henry, and Grace.


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The boys (Landon, Henry, and Kale) playing play dough at the kids' table.


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Our niece Grace is a cute little lady. Here she is eating sausage.


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Henry and Natalia opening Christmas presents.


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Henry received these cars from Natalia's godparents. All of the boys enjoyed them.


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Grace had these cute little bows in her hair.


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Grandma G bought Henry this train table, which he LOVED!


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The boy cousins playing on the train table. 'Playing' really means about 10 seconds of playing,
then minutes of snatching things from each other and beating on each other, more minutes of screaming
and yelling, then back to 'playing'.


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Grace (baby G) and Grandma G opening Grandma's stocking.


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We got Grace a toque from the Calgary Flames and she enjoyed having it on in the house.


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I think Henry is saying something like 'NO KYLE!' right here. His vowels aren't totally right on
so 'Kale' sounds like 'Kyle'.


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A Snow White costume for Grace.


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My sister Danielle made this half-moon for Henry.


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Henry flipping through a book from my aunty Paulette and uncle Dan.


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My brother Denis and his family stopped in for Christmas day. Here they making a puzzle that Luc
got for Christmas.


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The little cousins got these masks and capes from Grandma G from Mexico. I think they're hilarious
since I love Mexican wrestling masks. Kale and Henry weren't quite ready for these capes yet, but
we hope to see the boys wearing them all together and running around the island in my Mom's kitchen soon.

Beating each other in the Princess tent



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Grace got a new princess tent and the kids just hammered on it. Here are Kale, Landon, and Grace in
the tent.

More Princess Tent hammering



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My brother Denis brought his guitar and we had a Christmas carol sing-along.

Video of the Christmas carol party


More singing and making noise



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All the boys playing with the bean table, about 6 seconds before they started smashing each other and
dumping beans on the ground.


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Natalia found this sweet pegboard for Henry for Christmas.


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Henry, Kale, and Landon (and Olaf) hanging out on Grandma G's comfy chair.


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Henry and Kale, and Henry's cars on Grandma G's comfy chair.

Henry chasing 'Kyle' around


Doing laps around the island



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Dalen reading to Henry and Landon.


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Danielle found this scooter car for Henry. He's going to love destroying our base boards.


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Henry rocking the pegboard along with the power drill from his Discovery Toys 'Motor' set.
I had to make his new Flames hat bigger to fit his melon.


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My Grandma Banda came to visit for Christmas dinner. Thanks to my Aunty Marlene for snapping photos

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Grandma Banda and our family on Christmas Day 2015.


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Natalia made this amazing cake to celebrate Henry's (and her) birthday with her family. Henry had
found the machines early and insisted on playing with them before she decorated.


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Henry and Natalia at Grandpa Carl's house with Henry's cake


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Aunty Maria bought Henry his first climbing shoes. He seemed pretty jacked.


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Grandpa Carl found Talking Elmo for Henry for Christmas. Similar to mascots and puppets though, Henry
isn't too sure about this.


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I got a family photo of the Lynns minus the Hoehnes and Natalia's mom and plus Lulu's bf Cole.


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Henry and the Lynn family enjoying his cake.


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Grandpa Carl reading the 1000 machines that go. Carl and I LOVED this book almost more than Henry did!

Video of us singing Happy Birthday to Natalia with an ice cream cake



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We visited with Natalia's godparents in Saskatoon as well. Nati's godfather Rick decided to try to
match Henry for a photo shoot.


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Rick was already wearing the red plaid, but added the bow tie, sweater vest, and did his hair too.
Hilarious!


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Henry, Rick, and Janet at their home in Saskatoon.


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Natalia and Henry at Rick and Janet's.


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Our little monster.

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