While we were planning for Red Deer over the holidays, plans change, and so
here we are in Saskatchewan for early Jan.


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First, we waited out the cold weather inside at Spray Lakes. Here's Henry's friend Ty and Henry in the bouncers.


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Walter and Henry 'actually playing', well at least kind-of, over Christmas.

Video of Henry and Walter playing



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Crazy Carl made us some smoked ribs around Natalia's birthday.


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Yummy!


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Henry telling me "I'm eating a sandwich Daddy" - uh huh - a cupcake sandwich.

Logan's Baptism


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Our godson Logan got baptized on 30 Dec 2017 in Red Deer. This is the same baptismal gown Henry and
Walter wore (and me too).


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My sister Renee REALLY likes poppy seed loaf as you can see here.


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Henry just LOVES playing with his cousin Grace. Here they are having a waffle party for breakfast.

Video of Henry and Grace on the stairs



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Renee with Logan.


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Natalia with Logan.


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He actually slept through the entire thing. Very different procedure than our boys.


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Henry and Grace's favourite game was 'Hide and Seek' in the pews.


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Natalia with Logan.


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Justin, Renee, Natalia, Logan, and I.


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Grace borrowed this outfit and she didn't want to give it back.

Saskatoon


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Walter and Jack having a Mexican standoff at Grandma G's house.


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I call this one "Brothers playing Construx".


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Henry with Walter's puzzle that Mom's friend Fred made.


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Henry with his puzzle from Fred. When we went over for brunch with Fred and Ann, Fred actually timed
Henry making the puzzle (9 mins 30 seconds).


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Henry looking out of Grandma G's pantry.


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My mom had made sugar cookies before her 'Christmas break', and so we got to decorate them.


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Natalia's sister Sarah got to decorate cookies as well.


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"One sprinkle for me, and one for the cookies".


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Henry got to spend some bonus time with his auntie Lulu as well, this time at the Children's Museum at
Henry's favourite mall - Market Mall.


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Henry, Lulu, and the ride-on animals. Henry chose the pink one.


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Just another great feature of Market Mall - mini golf! Henry came back for another round and actually
got a hole in one!


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We had dinner with my Grandma Banda and aunty Marlene at Smitty's (again at Market Mall).


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Marlene showing Henry cat videos (which he LOVED).


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As we were leaving Smitty's, my Grandma ran into some friends and was visiting. Natalia sent Henry back
in to go get Grandma Banda and Natalia loved how Henry escorted Grandma to the door.


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Walter LOVED my Mom's buffet table, especially when he was in his illegal walker.

Video of Walter, the illegal walker, and my Mom's buffet



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One of my new favourite photos of Walter, after coming out of the bath.


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Henry really enjoyed playing with the Construx at my Mom's house.


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This is a combination front loader, rocket booster, and something else.


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As my mom was getting ready to be discharged, she got a 'hospital pack' of aids. Here she is telling
Henry that she has something for him, but since it's not immediately in his hands, he's not pleased.


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NOW he's pleased with the grabber!


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We made two stops at Fuddrucker's, which Natalia loves. It's not a trip to Saskatoon unless we hit
Fudd's and Alexander's.


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Natalia was pleased with 'Ducky Splash' since she figured out a way to 'game' the game.


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Playing the gopher smash.


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My mom, after coming home from the hospital, wasn't pleased to notice that I had actually brought her
jacket that the paramedics had cut. Good eyes Paul.


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Henry got to try out sledding for the first time in Saskatoon since a nice little boy lent him
a couple of sleds. This one was a hit.

Video of Henry's first sledding experience - no sled


Video of Henry's first actual sledding


Video of Henry's first GT Snoracer ride



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Natalia had picked up a DQ ice cream log to celebrate my Mom coming home.


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Incision, with staples.


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Incision, with staples removed.


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I took my friend Benny for a cross-country ski at Kinsmen Park, and while there wasn't a lot of snow,
we still had an adventure.

Video of Benny post-fall



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Benny skied so hard, he broke the tips off his poles.


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Grandma G, Henry, and Walter, and Grandma G's walker.


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Henry found my Dad's scout blanket and tried it on.


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We went back to Rucker's for another party, this time with my cousin's wife Leah and her kids.


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Henry and Charlize playing bowling.


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Henry getting early insight into 'buyer's remorse'.


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Natalia fashioned a 'fanny pack for walkers' to my Mom's mobility aid.


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Walter working on crawling.

Video of Walter crawling



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Mom and Walter on the couch.


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Walter also likes Grandma G's 'vintage toys', like this Shape-O.


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Walter discovered Cheerios on this trip.

Video of Walter with Cheerios



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Henry, Natalia, and Natalia's godmother Janet at the WDM, one of Henry's favourite spots in Saskatoon.


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Natalia and the boys at lunch at the WDM.


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Henry playing with a rotary phone, which I doubt he'll ever use in practice.


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Grandma Banda made Walter this beautiful quilt, so we had to take a photo with it.


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Grandma also 'won' this bunny rabbit and she gave it to Henry, which he LOVED! It's now sleeping with
him in his bed, as you'd expect.


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Back at home, Henry had to see if he could look at Blue Baby under my microscope.

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