Some fun photos and videos from Henry's 4th birthday party and around Cochrane in Nov 2017.
We decided to celebrate it early so that it wasn't interfering in people's Christmas plans.

First some Walter photos


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Here is our happy little guy hanging out with Daddy in the early morning.


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Walter having a jazzy morning feed.


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Walter and I out for a walk in the cool winter air.


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Walter rocking out the 'Circle of Neglect'.


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Walter giving Aunty Adrienne some snuggles as they stopped in for a visit.


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A cute photo of Walter on the change table.


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Walter trying out the abacus before breakfast one morning.


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Landon and Kale playing with Henry's abacus. It was a big hit.


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Walter and Jack hanging out. Hard to believe that Walter has 3 months on him.


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Henry and his friend Jesse playing at the Spray Lakes bouncy castles.


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Henry and Walter having a 'piano lesson'.


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Walter trying it out.


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Henry and Gracie playing in the bouncy castles. Yes, it's blurry, but they were having a blast.


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Climbing after each other on the big slide.


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Big smiles on the slide.


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Having a snack break on the bench outside the bouncers.


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They then had a party just checking out the soccer nets, the ATM, the vending machines, etc.

Video of Gracie and Henry playing with balloons we found



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Henry and Gracie checking out the vending machine - "Gracie these are the gummy worms my Mommy is
going to get me after gymnastics is over."

Henry's 4th Birthday Party


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So, Natalia put together a really amazing 4th birthday party for Henry that (most of all) meant we didn't
host 20 2-5-year-olds at our house! This is hosted at the U of C Gymnastics Cochrane facility. For the
first 20 minutes, the instructors take the kids around showing them some rules, some obstacle courses,
and playing games with them. Then for 40 minutes, the kids CRUSH the facility, and then the second hour,
they get sugared up then sent home with Mom and Dad. Flawless idea.


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Some of the kids jumping around.


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Just before starting the obstacle course. Henry, then Landon, Nathan, Kale, Ben, Jesse, Emilia, and Gracie
are the ones I can identify in this photo.


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A nice stop on the mats while running the course. Nathan, Henry, Landon, Ben, Jesse, and Kale.


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The parachute was ABSOLUTELY the highlight here as Henry just LOVED it!

Video of Henry killing it with the parachute



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Jumping in the foam pit was a big highlight for most of the kids. You can see Grace starting to test the
waters out here.


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Henry running along the trampoline with his friend Jesse and cousin Nieve closely coming behind.


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Natalia made cupcakes in ice cream cones for the kids, iced them with homemade buttercream icing, and then
put Rainbow nerds and a chocolate '4' on them. Needless to say, a HUGE hit with kids and parents alike.


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Getting ready to blow it out.

Video of Henry blowing out his candles



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Henry with his birthday cupcake.


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Some of the cupcakes looking really great.


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The kids having their snacks and treats after the party.


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Henry showing off the 'party favours' that Natalia made. Again, homemade, this time with rice crispies,
milk chocolate, and Rainbow nerds (Henry's favourite).


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Daddy and Henry with his '4'.


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Henry's cousin Grace trying out the balance beam.


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Henry, Grace, and Landon waiting patiently for the parachute to start.


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Henry and I playing parachute with his friend Ayla watching.


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Aunty Maria came and joined us at the birthday party and it was SUPER helpful to have her helping!


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And a nice photo too.


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Natalia did a $4 4th birthday party so the kids all made their own cards and added two toonies to the card.
Henry donated one toonie to the Cochrane Activettes' Food Bank, and then bought this green airplane
mix/match set that is made with magnets to swap them all out. It's a great toy and he loves it.
In this photo, he's intensely focused on his 'artisan' popsicle at the Calgary Farmer's Market.


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After the party, the cousins had a pizza and movie party in the basement. Natalia had the brainwave
of bringing in the outside picnic table and it kept the craziness contained.


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Walter, Jack (bottom), and Logan (right) all having a party at Henry's birthday party.

Video of Henry sounding out letters



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Walter at 7 months being awfully cute.


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As if this moose outfit isn't the cutest.


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Henry enjoys playing in my lab. Here we are testing out AA batteries (which we chew through like water)
with my digital multimeter.


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Grandpa Carl reading stories to Henry on the couch. Carl and Wendy came in for the weekend so that
Carl could see the Flames/Oilers game and they could visit family before Christmas.


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Carl and I having beers at the Flames/Oilers game 2 Dec. Tough outcome, but a pretty fun almost-comeback


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