Some photos and videos from hanging out in Cochrane in Sept/Oct 2018.


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My mom came to help us out after my surgery and here she took Henry to Walmart. He decided he wanted to
flip through this book, but then put it back on the shelf.


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He totally took Grandma G for a ride and she let him ride the Donald truck at Walmart.


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This is an excellent depiction of our little Walter. Just absolutely thrilled to be alive.


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And here's Henry completely on top of him and Walter's just giggling away.


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Henry absolutely loves it when it snows. September was pretty snowy so he was a happy boy.

Video of Henry watching the snow


Video of Henry in the snow



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Early snowfall, like first week of September in Cochrane.


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Henry and his cousin Grace on a sleepover weekend as I was recovering. Do you think they had fun?


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Walter at the Science Centre drinking water from a toilet fountain.

Video of Walter with the bubble piano



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Photo of Walter on the bubble piano.


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Henry and Grace playing at the Science Centre.


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Henry loves dropping books off at the library.


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I happened to actually have cash in my pocket so Henry got to try out a few games at Calaway. Usually, that's
just a firm no.


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Henry on his Mommy's favourite ride together - the swings!


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Natalia, Walter, and Henry on the planes at Calaway.


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The boys love going to Wendy's, mostly because Henry loves lemonade. Here is Pirate 1.


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And pirate 2.


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Henry reading one of the books my Mom picked up for him at a closing school in Sask.

Video of Walter and Henry playing piano


Video of Walter trying to drive my car as we wait for sushi to open



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Our stunning cotoneaster shrubs after the snow left.

A tour in Canmore with Maria


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Since I wanted to meet Ben G and show him my panorama, we took a tour to Canmore to see Maria too.
Here we are playing at a park after a terrific brunch in town.


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Maria and Walter on a slide.


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Having fun with Aunty Maria.


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Doing a big train on the slide.


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We had a huge herd of elk come in (it was the rut) and we decided to make some space between us and them.


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More elk at the park in Canmore.


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Old man Walter having a tea at aunty Maria's place in Canmore.


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Look at the happiness here as he fills his face with yogurt.


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Our old man with his suspenders at the gym.


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Result of a winter storm in Cochrane in early October. A bit too early for over a foot of snow.


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Walter on the bouncers in Red Deer.

Video of Walter at the bouncers for Grace's bday



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Walter having fun.


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The birthday cakes for the combo birthday of Logan and Grace.


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Grace and Henry, exhausted after a full day of killing it.


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My mom also sent a puzzle of Waldo that Henry did and was proud of.


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My mom and Henry shoveling the snow coming down at our house after Thanksgiving.


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Grandma G and Henry reading stories.


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Grandma G and Walter having open gym time at Spray Lakes.


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Walter LOVED the pickleball rackets.

Video of Henry on a skateboard


Video of Henry on a skateboard 2


Video of Henry and Grandma G playing



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Walter and Henry playing with hula hoops.


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Henry and Grandma G playing with a tunnel.


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Grandma G is a caterpillar!


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It turns out that Henry really loves the old blue crayon costume and is wearing it this year for Hallowe'en.
Here is a photo that Natalia put together of Henry and I in the same costume.


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Henry and Walter at the zoo - I wasn't thrilled about taking crutches, but sometimes you have to suck it up.
It's a lot better than a wheelchair.


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Walter in an egg in the dinosaur area.


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Henry riding a Komodo dragon at the zoo.


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Natalia, Walter, and the camels. Walter liked that they were playing with a ball.


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Henry was sticking his tongue out at the Komodo dragon and so was the dragon. Of course I just
missed it here.


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Walter playing at the panda exhibit, albeit not with the pandas.


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Henry on the chair at the zoo.


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Henry and Walter on the big chair at the zoo.


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The boys wanted to 'help' me change out the water in the hot tub. They were a big help!


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Earl and his family stopped in on the way back from Banff and the kids had a play. Here they are drinking
margaritas on the deck.

Video of Walter and Henry playing in the water table



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Natalia's godparents sent a great package for Hallowe'en that the boys lost it over.

Video 1 of opening the Hallowe'en package


Video 2 of opening the Hallowe'en package


Henry reading the card



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Walter found Smarties!


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Henry and Walter love playing with stickers in the morning - here's Henry putting stickers on his hand.


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Walter also loves playing with my oscilloscope. He's not quite strong enough to turn the power on yet though.


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Henry and I went to see the defending Cup champs the Capitals play in Calgary for a matinee.
Henry's often more interested in the treats and the train ride, and this trip was no exception.


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Henry was interested in the game in the first period and most of the second.


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We were standing in line for an ice cream, had almost got to the front of the line, and then Henry saw
the double Zambonis and he HAD to have a closer look.


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But don't worry, he did get his ice cream.


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Because it was a matinee, lots of people brought their kids, meaning that by the third period, our row
was almost empty, which was fine for Henry since it meant he could play with sprung seats. He was pretty
done with the game by this point, but stayed through OT and a shoot-out (albeit while watching a movie).


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We got invited to the Water Valley Hallowe'en party and the boys dressed up as crayons together.


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They had a SUPER well-organized event with crafts and games and treats for the kids. Here is Henry making
a pumpkin craft.


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Walter tried to craft too.


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Walter was WAY more interested in his Smarties.


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I thought this hat was sweet.


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Walter had a blast at this event.


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The 'crayon brothers' actually won a costume award at this event.


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I didn't quite catch this, but thought the cut-out was sweet.


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After the Hallowe'en party, we went to Ty's farm to play. Henry LOVES seeing their tractors and toys.
Ty's dad Mike showed the boys how the tractor works and they were fascinated.


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Walter got to ride this tractor too.


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Our library also loans out board games - here's Henry playing Star Wars Operation.


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And Sorry as well.


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And then destroying a long john at Timmy's.

Video of Walter being jazzy


Working out of Banff


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We had a full winter storm come through and drop over a foot of snow on the region. I was at a conference
in Banff which the year before meant some casual rock climbing. Not this year.


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Not a terrible view from the conference I'd say.


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Beautiful clear morning in October in Banff from the Rimrock.


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Very cool event at an event center in Banff - full campfire in the middle of the building and open roof.

Video of campfire



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Campfire.

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