Here are some fun photos and videos from the last week with our little Henry.


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Natalia insists on dressing Henry in dorky outfits. Here he is with a sweater that has patches on
the elbows. Seriously.


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We took Henry to his 2nd Flames game. The first one he slept through, but this one he was quite awake
and seemed to enjoy the hustle and bustle. Thanks to our neighbours for this sweet Flames outfit for him.


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Here are Henry and I enjoying the game.


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I think he did a lot better since he had his headphones on. I just think it's too loud for
him otherwise.


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Here he is enjoying his own seat (pre-season games are a little light in attendance). Henry did get to
see Sam Bennett, Johnny Gaudreau, and Josh Jooris playing really well together.

Hanging at the Fallen Timber Meadery 4th Anniversary party


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One of Natalia's friends lives on this property north of town and invited us to their 4th anniversary
party. I got to try hopped mead, Saskatoon berry mead, along with bruggot, a mix of beer and mead.
This is the stout version of the bruggot inside their eating tent, with Henry having lunch.


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For some reason, there's a massive connection between mead and people who want to dress up as Vikings
and drink mead from horns on their hips. These folks are quite something to watch, and here they are
preparing for their re-enactments.


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The good folks from Alberta Parks (thanks Jill) made an appearance with her hummingbird play.
It was well-received by the little ones.


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We took a tour of the meadery and got to see the honey/honeycomb separator among other production tools.


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Here are the Viking re-enactment folks, called the Sons of Fenrir.


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The metal helmets were pretty cool, as were the swords and knives.


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It's clear these folks feel a calling to this way of life. They likely also feel a calling to
play a lot of Dungeons and Dragons.

Videos of the Viking re-enactors

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We brought lots of food and snacks for Henry and he happily spent the day looking around and enjoying
being in the wilderness.


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After their acting, the Vikings invited little kids up to beat on them with Nerf swords.

For most kids, this was the highlight - video



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Something like 300 people came for this anniversary event, and quite a few took advantage of the
tenting/camping areas.


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While I may have had the least amount of facial hair of anyone in attendance, I definitely ate my
weight in beef stew, which was delicious!

Calaway Park


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One of Natalia's favourite places in Calgary is Calaway Park. We decided to enjoy a warm autumn day,
which was the 2nd last weekend of the park being open this year. Here's Nati standing in line
(by herself) for her favourite ride - the swings.


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Nati waving to Henry and I from the swings.


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As much as she loves it, she still rides holding onto the chains. Definitely a rule-follower my wife.


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This isn't the best photo, but it might be the first one that Henry has taken inside a wooden cutout.
Don't worry little man, it won't be your last.


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Here are Henry and I both wearing striped sweaters. Henry's says 'I Heart Dad'.


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Henry can ride 12 different rides at Calaway Park, even though he isn't one yet. Here he is with Nati
riding one of them.


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Up in the air with Mommy.


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Henry and I on the Baja Buggies.


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We met up with our friend Amy and her kids Lucy and Martin. I love Martin's cat hat.


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Nati, Amy, and Lucy rode the drop ride. Lucy is between the two moms, even though you can't see her.
She's a bit of a daredevil and can't seem to ever go fast enough.


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Nati rode the airplanes with Lucy as well.


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Lucy and her mom riding another ride. I think this was the last one that Amy could take.
After this, Amy hit her max threshold of spinning for the day. After they got off this ride, Lucy
pointed at the ride called Chaos, that she won't be able to ride for years, and said, "I wanna ride...".


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Amy and Lucy up in the air.


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Since my Mom likes photos of babies in natural environments, Natalia set up Henry for a photo shoot
in the autumn settings. Here he is with a scarecrow.


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More scarecrows.


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This one is one of my favourites.


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Henry and Natalia on the merry-go-round. I think this was his 5th ride of the day.


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Martin is a few weeks older than Henry, but is a tank. Here's Natalia showing Martin around the
park.


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Natalia, Martin, and Henry hanging out at Calaway Park.


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Lucy would ride all day if you'd let her. Here she is captaining her own craft.


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Lucy, loving life at Calaway Park.

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