We celebrated Walter's 2nd birthday, I took Luc to his first Flames game, and a whole mixed
bag of photos and videos including our backyard gets rehabilitated.

Luc's first Flames game


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I took my godson Luc to his first Flames game, which happened to be our first playoff game.
The radio station gave out these beards that Luc thought was cool.


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Luc with his beard and his new hat. Note that his jersey I got him last year almost fits now
although it also now has Lanny McDonald's signature on it, which is cool.


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Luc and I at the game, watching warmups.


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Luc got popcorn for the warmups.


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Luc and Michael Frolik.


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Luc and Sam Bennett, Johnny Gaudreau, and Mark Giordano


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The Flames flag going around the Dome just before the game started.


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Luc and his cool beard.

Video of Luc when the Flames scored their second goal



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Luc thought the gelato was his favourite treat - 'They don't have this is Swift Current'.


Hanging out in Cochrane


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I had the boys one Saturday morning and we decided to go to Wendy's with Henry's friends Rhys and
Grayson. They were ecstatic to all get to sit on the same bench seat.


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We got a bit of a belt of snow in late spring, but that gave Henry and I an excuse to make a snowman.


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Complete with goggles, mouth made from a digger track, and a nose from Natalia's skate holder.


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Aunty Adrienne came to visit and brought Walter a bus for his birthday. He was jacked and slept with it that night.


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Henry likes apples cut into faces (cut out a wedge, fill it with peanut butter, and add eyes/nose with
candy). Not a bad bed time snack!

Videos of Henry riding his bike and playing
Henry riding with Mommy 1


Henry riding with Mommy 2


Henry's first ride with no help


Henry riding his bike


Henry and Walter playing in puddles


Henry playing with the hose


Henry and Walter at the water table


Easter Egg hunt at Ty's house


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We went out to Water Valley for an Easter Egg hunt. This is Henry and a friend on the teeter totter.


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Walter with his egg basket, ready for the day.

Video of Henry hunting for eggs



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Henry enjoying his haul of candy and chocolate.


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Henry, Ty, and another kid on the tractor enjoying the day.


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Walter was pretty jacked to find candy and then eat it.


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Our family on the hunt for Easter eggs.



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Henry and Walter with their Easter baskets at our house. Henry wore the Easter ears.

The boys loving their candy and Walter working on Pez


Walter opening Grandma G's basket



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Walter wearing his Easter church outfit playing on the playground at the 'red park'.


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Walter and Henry playing on the merry go round.


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Our whole family sitting for an Easter photo just after church.


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Walter with his chocolate pop and Easter ears.


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The boys working on colouring Easter eggs - I have no idea why Henry has no shirt on.


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Walter helping Mommy water the tulips.

Video of Walter watering tulips



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Walter rides a pony in Water Valley

Video of Walter riding a pony



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Walter really likes playing hockey and snow. Here he is playing with both.


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Hockey player with snow.

Video of snowstorm in late April



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Looking through the door at a belt of spring snow.


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It's coming down on a Saturday night.


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This is what we woke up to.


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The definition of an upslope storm. I was really glad on this day that I put our summer furniture out
on the deck, of course.


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Walter eats his yogurt with gusto and reckless abandon.


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Henry and I took his GT Snoracer for a rip with our new snow. Unfortunately, it was much wetter
snow than we're used to and it didn't run very well.


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Lower deck covered in snow.


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Henry thought it was cool as he got to hunt for icicles.


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With the weight of the snow exceeding ~8000 lbs, I decided to shovel it off the deck. Henry thought
that was a great opportunity to jump in and out of the snow piles.


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Walter liked to play with the snow as well.


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Henry in the snow mess.


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Henry and Walter playing in the snow on our driveway. I was glad I put Natalia's car in the garage.


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And 12 hours later, we're all good again!


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My friend Robin came to visit and we toured our new beer establishment - the Beer Den.


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Along with a mandatory stop at the Half Hitch Brewery, a place that wasn't quite finished when they left.


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Walter thinks it's funny when I make orange elephants.


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Henry had to get in on the fun too.

Walter's 2nd birthday


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Walter playing with his new Magformers courtesy of Grandma G.


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Natalia wanted to get her regular birthday picture with Walter on the stairs.


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Here's our happy little guy.


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Playing with the new bubble lawn mower from Mommy. Note that it doesn't take batteries so it won't be
as catastrophic when it winds up in the kiddie pool.


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Walter had a few friends over, which meant Henry had a few friends over. Here they are loving their pizza
and snacks and their own little table to eat at.


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The wicked cake that Natalia made for Walter's birthday - yes that is a picture of him on the cake!


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Walter and his cake.

Video of Walter singing happy birthday



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Walter was so excited to eat the ribbon and the candy.


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And he, of course, LOVED the cake!


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This is Walter's friend Grayson and I just love this picture of him!


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This is Henry 'working' on his rocket and he said that Walter was 'too loud' so he had to
wear his headphones. I may have a mini-me...

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