Some fun photos and video of the boys hanging out in Cochrane in Aug 2018, including Dad's first
weekend alone and hanging with friends.

Start with a video of Walter laughing maniacally



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I took Henry into Spray Lakes to try out (again) their climbing wall. He lasted a grand total of 6 minutes
and tried three different walls, but it wasn't a hit for sure.


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Here he is on the boxes - check out his sweet shoes from Aunty Maria!


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Here I am making fun of my son rocking the socks and flip flop look...


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We met up with our friends Scott and Amy and their kids at the Little Elbow campground on the long weekend
for a play date on their grand tour from Fort Mac. Here the kids are fishing and throwing rocks into the Elbow.


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Henry fishing in the Bow with a nice view behind him.


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No, he didn't actually have a hook on the end of the line, but he is getting really good at casting!


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Henry and Walter throwing rocks in the river.


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Henry and Lucy drawing in the sand with rocks. Lucy is working on a mermaid.


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The kids told me I wasn't allowed in 'the kid's tent' and I had to leave. Lucy was definitely running
this show and loved having minions to boss around.


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Lucy and Walter in the hammock.


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Yes, the hammock was a pretty big hit with the kids.


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Walter doesn't seem to care about being dressed pretty much ever. I would've thought the cement
would have been too rough for his skin, but he's just killing it here.

Video of Walter eating a DQ cone with a spoon



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Walter decimating an ice cream cone.


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All of us at DQ.


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Henry and Grace walking to the zoo. My sister is trying to be artsy here.


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Henry and Grace at the zoo.


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Walter in the kangaroo.


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Henry and Grace at the Science Centre.


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Walter playing at the water table at the science centre.


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Walter, Henry, and Grace at the science centre.


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Walter has gotten pretty excited about being able to get himself onto furniture now. Here he is on
one of Natalia's chairs and he's pleased as punch.


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Again, he's pretty proud about being able to sit on things now, just like his brother.


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Henry and Gracie at Calaway Park with their moms (and no babies!)


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Henry and Gracie on the trucks.


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I LOVE this photo. This is Henry on a 'rocket to the moon'. He's doing his blast-off countdown right now.
The helmet is most necessary!

Daddy's first weekend alone with the boys


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Since Walter is done nursing, it was about time for Natalia to get away for a weekend. The day she left I
think it hit 35 deg C in Cochrane so a good time to play outside, albeit in small time chunks!
Here are the boys loving the water table.

Video of Henry rocking the slip and slide



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I decided that Henry loved mini golf so I'd take both boys at 8 in the morning to our little Cochrane
mini golf course. Walter's not quite the right age to enjoy it and all of the holes are just too high,
so basically I chased Walter around and tried to keep him from taking a header and Henry played two rounds
by himself.


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Walter just loved holding the golf balls and throwing them when I wasn't looking into the ponds.
Good thing they float!


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Henry taking a stroke. He actually got two hole-in-ones on his second round!


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The 'golf ball vacuum' from the driving range was actually the hit of the day.

Video of the 'golf ball vacuum'



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Henry operating the 'golf ball vacuum'.


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We later went for a play date to Heartland playground with Henry's friend Rhys. Walter LOVED
being pushed by both Henry and Rhys. Of note from this play date is I brought a sixer and it was awesome!


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Pushing on the swings.


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I also took the boys to a 2nd birthday party in Okotoks for our friend F. They had a GREAT water table
set up and the boys took advantage.


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Walter liked the ladder golf setup and Henry liked shooting water.


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Blowing out candles for birthday 2.


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Do you think this kid likes birthday cake????


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We then went to Lake Sikome in Fish Creek to burn off a bit more energy before driving home.


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Henry and Walter playing in the lake.


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A pretty happy boy, at least until he takes the sand and rubs it in his eyes. Then, it was the end of our day.


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Just giggling and having fun.

Walter playing in the sand



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Me taking Walter for a walk, but he saw my climbing helmet and wanted to wear it.


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What Mommy was busy doing with Aunty Maria! Looks like fun!


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So does this!


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Visiting with Rick and Janet at the zoo.


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Rick and Janet and the boys at Calgary Zoo.


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Henry and I often build train tracks in the morning. He was pretty jacked that we used basically all of
the curvy tracks to make this one.


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Henry and Walter eating ice cream, with Walter actually on a chair!


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I think it's hilarious that after supper Walter basically runs to the freezer door and basically demands that
you open it and serve him ice cream.

One of the best videos of the boys dancing


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