Getting ready for, and having Christmas in Cochrane 2017.


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Here are Henry and I putting decorations on the tree. While he loved it, I'm glad the 'wrap-around train'
from last year was finally finished. Natalia replaced it with a train around the bottom of the tree.
Even though I lost the battle for when the outside lights went on the house, we did wait until Dec 1
to set up the tree and decorate the house.


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Natalia and Henry combing through the decorations looking for a favourite.


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A very happy Walter in the morning. Often, 'Jazzy Walter' starts our days together, and he has lots to say.


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This year, Henry got a Lindt advent calendarand every morning started with a chocolate treat. Here, he's
showing us the little bear.


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Here is Walter playing on his illegal walker, and loving it.


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Henry once again has no love for Santa, and neither, as it turns out, does Walter.


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I think this bib is quite appropriate and funny.


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Henry was so excited to get to the big Santa on the 24th in his calendar.


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We took a tour to the Science Centre on Christmas Eve. Henry in a bow tie in a dork centre seems appropriate.

Video of Henry in a snow globe



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Henry with a bow tie in a snow globe.


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Running the water pump.


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Natalia dressed Walter up in a Santa suit to go out to the Science Centre. I tried to shoot this with
the light behind him to show up as a halo, but it didn't quite work out.

Video of Walter crawling


Video of Walter crawling 2



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Walter crawling for my ring.


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Daddy and Walter crawling.


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Happy Walter!


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Happy Santa Walter!


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Surprised Santa! I found a Yule Log in my pants!


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The funniest photo bomb I've seen in awhile.


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Henry playing with magnets. "Daddy, I made a Earth!"


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Happy Santa!


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Walter, Henry, and Mommy at the Science Centre watching a Rube-Goldberg machine.


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Walter, Henry, and I playing with Plus Plus blocks.


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Henry, Walter, and I and a giant Christmas tree.

Christmas morning


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The stockings are hung.


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The presents are ready.


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The boys in bed with Mommy on Christmas morning.

Video of Henry opening his presents


Video of Henry opening Walter's presents


Video of Henry eating Ukrainian Christmas treats from Nati's godparents



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This was our first Christmas at our home by ourselves. Here Henry is showing off his new fleece for
skiing - "It's my favourite colour Mommy!"


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Henry and Walter in their matching PJs playing with 'Walter's track'.


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Henry and his gingerbread house that he subsequently decimated.


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Walter being cute by the Christmas tree.


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Cute Walter by the tree.


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Adjusting his hat.


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Henry and Walter by the tree.


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Henry really likes gingerbread houses. This is the one he made with Natalia.


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Henry looking at the photos of the book from Rudy and Carolyn.


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Walter playing with a stocking toy.


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Walter showing off his new Riders toque and book from Grandpa Carl.


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Daddy and Henry putting his marble race together, complete with 14 page instruction manual and plastic that
was always just a hair away from snapping.


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Daddy and Henry with his Riders toque and book from Grandpa Carl.


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Daddy, Henry, Walter reading stories from uncle Eric and Aunty Adrienne.


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Natalia got me a super sundae kit for Christmas, since I love toppings on sundaes. Check out the organizing!


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Our family at Christmas in our Christmas sweaters from Nati's godparents. I like this look
on Walter's face.


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Henry being funny.

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