We went to Red Deer for Grace's baptism in late November. My sister Danielle also hosted an
early birthday party for Henry's first birthday that was really quite nice.


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Here's a photo from my sister Renee's birthday cake at our house on Nov 8th.


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I love this photo as it captures well the energy and good nature of our son Henry. Look at the great smile!


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Here is Henry on his 11 month birthday. He loves to walk around with his hands up in the air. His biceps
and delts are going to be in good shape.


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A closer view of Henry on his 11 month birthday.

Henry's 'Little Mister' party


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My sister Danielle put on a nice party for Henry's 1st birthday even though it was 2 weeks early. She got
everyone mustaches (I didn't need one of course!) and this was a big hit. This is my nephew Luc and my sister
Renee along with her husband Justin.


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My mom and my nephew Kale with their mustaches.


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Natalia and Henry, along with Luc's Herbert the Hippo, all wearing mustaches.


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And here's the whole family wearing mustaches. Good-looking family!


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Kale's was probably the funniest since he got the pencil-stash.


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Danielle found the outfit and the bandanna for Henry to wear.


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Here's Henry trying out cake for the first time, along with Landon and Luc watching. Notice the nice decorations
on the wall that Danielle made.


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This was shortly after a bit of a screaming fest from Henry, so he's not his usual cheery self. However, once he tried out
the cake (and icing), he was in a much better mood.


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Close-up of Henry with his cake.


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Natalia made a gorgeous cake for Henry's birthday using a mold that our friends Paul and Allison sent me
years ago. Check out the meticulous icing application!

Video of Henry trying cake for the first time



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Henry most definitely has a sweet tooth like his mom. He LOVED his cake!


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A few of Henry's birthday presents - a ball-popping elephant.


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And a music-making guitar (with lots of buttons that Henry loves pressing).


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Our nephew Luc with his dinosaur sweater we got him for Christmas. Pretty scary!


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Two other of Henry's gifts - a sweet bath tub boat, and a Melissa and Doug gear toy. Note that Henry
is actually playing with the plastic bag more...

Grace's baptism


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My niece Grace was baptized on Nov 30, 2014. Here are Renee and Justin with her being anointed.


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Natalia and I are the godparents. We didn't realize that up to 13 god 'parents' were welcome at this event.
It was also the first baptism I had been at where they almost ran out of candles... "It's not that difficult people...".


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Renee, Grace, Natalia, and Henry.


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Here is our family on Nov 30, 2014, Grace's baptism day at Renee and Justin's home in Red Deer.


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Renee and Grace, and Justin looking away. Thanks to my mom for pushing for photos, even though the
Grey Cup had just started...

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