Natalia and I decided to take Henry on a whirlwind tour of Saskatchewan so that he could meet family and friends
in the great rectangle. Here are our photos.


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Here's Henry before we left. Natalia thinks this outfit is really cute and I fully expected the outfit to be
destroyed by the time that Henry was ready for photos.


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Here's Natalia with Henry in his owl outfit.

Stop 1 - Medicine Hat, AB


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Okay, so not all of our family is in Saskatchewan. Here's my aunty Colette and uncle Rick's new kitchen that he built.
Check out the beautiful walnut cupboards!


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Here's my aunty Colette and Natalia in Colette's kitchen.


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Rick and Henry. I told Rick that Henry has the matching sleeper to his hat (thanks Matt and Nicole in Cochrane!)


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Colette in her work attire and Henry in her kitchen.


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Aunty Colette and Henry in her kitchen.


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Henry all bundled up in his car seat. Thankfully, the roads were great and the weather warmed up about
40 deg Celsius over the last week, so Henry didn't need a parka.

Ponteix via Swift Current


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We overnighted in Swift Current with my brother and his family and then went on to Ponteix to stay with my Grandma Perrault.
Here's my nephew Luc with his baby Lucy, along with Henry and I.


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Grandma Perrault and Henry.


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Grandma, Henry, Luc, and I.


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Grandma and Henry doing his passport impersonation.


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Grandma, Henry, Leah, and my brother Denis. We had meatballs in our ancient slow-cooker for supper.


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Grandma, Henry, Natalia, and I on Grandma's couch.

Running back to Saskatoon, Sk


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We stopped to visit with my cousin Marc and his family. Here is Marc and Henry.


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Here is Marc's wife Leah enjoying some baby time.


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Marc and his two children - Eliot and Robyn.


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We bathed Henry in Erik's sink, which Henry enjoyed.


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Benny joined us for breakfast along with Erik at Jerry's in Saskatoon. Benny looks like he's done this
rodeo before.


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I don't know Erik - watch out for those single moms - you look pretty natural holding a baby!


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Check out the smile here.


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Natalia's sister Elizaveta got to visit with Henry at the mall in Saskatoon.


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Some laughs and giggles with our little screamer.


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We stopped over at Natalia's friend Kathryn's new home in Rosewood. Here is her daughter Joselyn
working on walking around the coffee table.


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Kathryn and Henry hanging out in their kitchen.


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A little bit of baby swapping with Kathryn holding Henry and Natalia holding Joselyn.


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Joselyn thought Henry was a good-looking man. Nice work buddy!


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We had a wonderful chicken stew over at Natalia's godparents - Rick and Janet. Here's Janet with Henry.
Henry looks a little unsure of himself here.


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He seems more comfortable here.


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Henry, I hope this is the closest you come to a judge for a long time!


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We stopped to see Sarah, Natalia's sister while in Saskatoon. She was the last sister to meet Henry.


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Natalia stopped to see her mom at the WDM.


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Mary and Henry in a car.


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Henry looks ready to cry here.


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Both Mary and Henry have interesting looks on their faces.


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This is a little nicer photo.


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Mary and Henry.


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Natalia and Henry at the WDM.


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Mary and Henry on a horse ride.


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We next stopped in to see our friends Matt and Nicole. Here is their son Evan saying hello
to Henry as I'm changing him.


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Evan wanted to help his brother Andrew up onto the change table to see Henry.


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Here's Nicole with our little bundle of joy.


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I think this photo is awesome. He's hanging out looking stunned.


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This is looking down on Henry on his loaner play mat (thanks Leah!).


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We stopped to see Sarah again and here she is with Natalia and Henry.


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I'm not sure how many great-grandchildren my Grandma Banda now has, but it's a lot!

Video of Henry and Grandma Banda



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Henry was wearing his new hat for the big visit.


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Here's my mom's sister Marlene with Henry.


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And one of my mom's other sisters - Deb, enjoying some snuggles. Henry's giving a half smile here.

Aunty Deb's photos


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My Aunty Deb brought her photographer's eye and camera over to Grandma's to get a few shots of our
little monster. Here he is. You can almost imagine him saying, "Yes, Jeeves, I'll have the salmon."


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Henry gazing up at the fan I think.


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He looks like he's having some fun here.


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We had dinner at Natalia's favourite - Fuddrucker's with her dad. Grandpa Carl enjoyed a burger
and some snuggles too.


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One of Natalia's tastiest places is my aunty Eileen's farm, where we stopped for a visit.
Here's Eileen with Henry a little upset.


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And here she is with a much happier and sedate Henry.

Now in Prince Albert

Video of Henry and Grandma G



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My mom was pretty excited to get her cuddles in.


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Grandma G and Henry in her kitchen.

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