Grace and her parents and my Mom came to join us for the Cochrane Labour Day Rodeo Weekend.

First the solar eclipse


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Southern Alberta wound up being ~90% for the viewing of the solar eclipse in Aug 2017. It
happened to be a day that I was taking a long weekend so Henry and I decided to go to the
Science Centre in Calgary to see the eclipse through a telescope. Well, we would been better
served by going to the Mitford Park event instead as it was a clown show at the Telus centre.
Here's a view of the line-up to see the telescope. Craziness.


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After the moon had passed out of the sun's path, the line-up came down a lot and Henry and I lined
up to look at the sun anyway.


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"Daddy, I got to see spots on the sun." Pretty cool for a three-year-old.


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And then afterwards we got to hit up Peter's Drive-in. Yummy! And Henry ate like a real human
instead of having his bites cut up first.

Some Henry and Walter photos


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Walter hanging out at our house. Check out the smiles!


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Susi came down for a visit from Edmonton to meet Walter.


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Susi brought Henry an abacus and he was pretty excited about it.


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What a funny little guy! Thanks to Sus for this photo.


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Another happy little Walter photo.


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Susi and the boys having ice cream at MacKay's in Cochrane.


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Walter started to grasp items in August. Here he is holding Henry's little turtle.


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Walter is now trying out the Bumbo and is pretty happy about it.


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Natalia experimenting with photo editing apps.


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Henry is a big helper with cleaning up around the house. Here he is operating the mop.


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I tried to have Walter sit on a big boy chair. I just caught this before he fell over.


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Happy little Walter.


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Henry likes to explore our rec centre. When he saw older kids playing ping pong, he decided that
he wanted to try this out.


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Henry on the planes at Calaway Park on a nice day in August.


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Of all the times we've been to Calaway, this was Henry's first time that he got to sit in the front
of the mini roller coaster.


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Check out this very happy little boy. This is at the 'dump truck' park up in Sunrise.


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It turns out that going for a bike ride like this is 'detraining' according to my Fenix. Pretty low
intensity coupled with a lot of breaks to check out parks in the area.


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Henry and I playing 'Sequence' at the Hub coffee shop.


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We tried out Walter in the bouncy chair this week. He's pretty close to being able to jump on his own.


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Our happy little Walter at 4 months.


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More photo editing by Natalia.


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Our happy baby.

Video of Walter giggling in the car


Labour Day Weekend


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My mom is showing the kids how to water our shrubs. Mostly they watered each other.


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Natalia dressed Walter up in Henry's old cowboy garb.


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Gazing into the distance.


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Grabbing his feet.


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Giggling cowboy.


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Grandma G and Henry walking into the rodeo. Matching hats is too cute.


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The Cochrane Lions Rodeo (61st annual) is a great event in Cochrane.


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Grandma G and her cowboy and cowgirl.


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It was smoking hot that day, so I got the kids some watermelon pops.


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There was a small amount of shade so the kids found chalk and hung out drawing rather than watching rodeo.


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Henry and Grace running around the maze at church.

Video of Henry and Grace running at church


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Henry and Grace checking out the fountain in our garden.


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Henry and Grace eating the cake and ice cream from Walter's baptism.


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Baptism napkins.


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Walter and his cake.

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