This year for family camping, we went to Old Macdonald Farm near Stettler, AB. Here
are some fun photos and video of the mayhem there.

First, a few Calaway Park photos

Video of Henry giggling on the roller coaster


Another video of Henry giggling on the roller coaster, but with me



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Henry doing puzzles at home. He has quite taken to the wooden puzzles now that he can do them.


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We've never actually been to Calaway Park right as it opens. Here is the official countdown.
It's actually something worth seeing as it was pretty funny.


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Henry and Natalia on the roller coaster that Henry loves.


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Henry and Natalia on the egg ride.


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Henry has decided that our board game 'Blokus' is a kids' game. He wants to place the pieces in order
of colours and he enjoys that.

Family Camping 2016


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One of the highlights of the trip to Old Macdonald Farm was riding on the train. The boys absolutely
loved it and whenever the train horn would sound, they would flock to the pick-up point.


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Danielle got nominated to ride with the littles on this ride.


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Henry was pretty excited to ride the train.


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Henry, Kale, Landon, and Grace on the train.


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Henry has decided that it's funny to put cucumbers up to his eyes. I don't know where this comes from.

Lawn Mower Party!


Playing with Lawn Darts!



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The boys quite enjoyed playing on the beach. Most of it was destroying sand castles that others would
make but some of it was digging holes and pouring water.


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I blew up Natalia's floaty toy and took Henry and Kale for a spin.


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Henry and Kale in Henry's beach tent eating snacks.


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Henry and I hanging out on the beach.


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A cute photo of the kids eating ice cream.


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Of course, who do you think was this ice cream shop's first customer of the day??


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We rented bikes and had some afternoon activity before supper one evening. These bikes were about the
least efficient modes of transport I've seen, but the kids had fun.


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Grandma G, Dalen, Kale, and Landon on a bike with Danielle coming up in the single bike.


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Grandma G biking with Dalen.


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Justin, Renee, and Grace in their bike.


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The whole family having a good time on bikes/karts.


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Henry, Natalia, and I on our bike.


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Henry and I on the train ride.


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Kale and Landon got to sit in the back seat by themselves. They held hands and were actually quite
cute together, even though they usually beat the tar out of each other.


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Even though it's my mom's birthday in August, Danielle made a special carrot cake for her and we sang
to her.


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Danielle and my mom with her cake.


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Landon and Grace on a swing at one of the many playgrounds at this campground.


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A sweet ride at Old Macdonald Farm is their 25 cent merry-go-round. it looks to be powered from an
old lawn mower engine or something, but the kids have fun. On this day, Renee took Kale and Landon
and Landon looks like he's about ready to fall asleep.


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Henry, of course, LOVED the merry-go-round and insisted on going over and over again.


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Look at this smile!


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Henry and Kale playing with their balance bikes. This was really the first time that Henry actively
wanted to ride his balance bike. Seeing other kids on bikes I think was inspiring.


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Henry and Landon on bikes too. Note that I Daddy-failed and forgot Henry's helmet.


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The boys all got in on some quiet time after breakfast one morning, playing with Blokus.


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I brought along my parents' canoe so that the kids could have fun in it. Here are Henry, Kale, and Landon
being good in the boat. I fully expected Kale to jump out of the boat, but they obeyed the rules and
sat with their bums on the boat and held the bar.


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Danielle and I took the boys for a ride.


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My mom also got out for a ride, this time with Kale and Landon.


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From spending a lot of time in my parents' backyard, there was still some leaf debris on the side of the
canoe that Mom couldn't help but want to wash off. Landon, Kale, and Henry got in on the clean-up too.


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Henry washing the canoe with baby wipes.


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Justin and I got out for a round at Pheasantback while the kids were napping. What a great day!


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They hosted a market/fair one afternoon and Henry wanted to get a glitter tattoo of a star.
He stayed still for a remarkably long time while this girl painted his arm with glitter.


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Another ride in the train.


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There was also a hay ride that the kids went on. This was driven by a ~1950s tractor (not a horse)
and I couldn't see hay anywhere, but the kids loved it.


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Kale, Grace, and Henry eating cheezy puffs.


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Henry and Landon going for a walk to the playground while holding hands.


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Henry and Landon making silly faces.


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This sign on the way from from Stettler reads "Don't Pokemon and Drive". Seriously. On highway 2.


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My sick beard that I finally shaved off. Not bad for about a month of growing.

Bragg Creek Days


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We took a morning at the Bragg Creek Days, but got there a bit early. This gave Henry a chance to
play with the new playground in Bragg Creek, along with checking out this cannon.


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Henry trying out his hammer that Levi won for him. He didn't hit the bell with the hammer thing.


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Henry trying out roping a cow.

Video of Henry roping a cow


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