Here are some fun photos and videos from hanging out in Cochrane in Dec 2021


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Playing with the giant Jenga game that came from Ireland.


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After Walter's pre-can Skate, he's now a skating champ. When he wants to be at least. Here, he's
showing me how he makes snowballs.

Walter doing his skating moves



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I took Walter for some climbing with his buddy Grayson while Henry had his birthday party.


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"Look how high I can climb now Mommy!"


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He likes it when I boost him to start and then he tries to climb higher.


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This is pretty high for a 4 year old.

Climbing at Spray Lakes



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After Walter and I played at Spray Lakes, I took him for a 'Daddy/Walter dinner' and he chose to go to
Thanh Thy for 'coconut rice'.


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And that is what he had.


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Our friends Kirk and Jen finally made the trip to Calgary (enroute to Manitoba) and we were super excited
to host them for some visiting. Here are Jen, Makenna, Henry, and Natalia by our tree.


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One of the things Kirk misses the most is my buffalo chicken dip, which he's missed for over 10 years.


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Get after it while you can!


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Kirk loving the meadjito and the chicken dip.


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Mackenna, Walter, and Henry digging in the snow.


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Henry and Makenna in the snow.

Henry and Makenna sledding



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Walter being a happy little guy.


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Their son Justin was REALLY excited about skating on an outdoor rink, which we did at Mitford. He was
over the moon about it and refused to leave to go for lunch. He called it 'majestic'.


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Walter and Justin skating on the pond.


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Walter chasing after Justin.


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Walter playing and making snow piles with Justin watching.


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There was a 15 year old who was skating too and so Justin got to do drills with him.


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Walter making snow angels on the ice.

Henry and Makenna sliding down the stairs



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We took the boys cross country skiing to try out the Tow-whee. I wasn't sure what kind of harness or
setup to use for Walter, but settled on a simply sling with a carabiner.


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Henry is now super fast on skis and I have to chase him.

Walter cross country skiing at West Bragg



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Walter on the Tow-whee as we skied on Mountain Road.


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Walter got to play with his friend Jackson on a Christmas break afternoon. Jackson thought the nativity
that spun was pretty cool.


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Jackson and Walter go sledding.


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Gracie was also really excited to get to sled with Henry too.


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Sheer enjoyment.


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Gracie and Henry on their sled together.


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Building the Lego gingerbread house that Natalia found in May last year. Seriously, in May.


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Walter with his gingerbread characters and mini Christmas tree.


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Walter and Henry for their first ski day at Nakiska of the season.

Walter shimmying on his own up the magic carpet



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Walter and I on the bronze chair.


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All four of us on the Silver chair.

Walter skiing on his own with no Edgie Wedgies



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A sweet Christmas spread that Natalia set out for our friend Mitch and Kasara one night before Christmas.


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I took the boys out one day to try out curling, since Henry has been asking since he did it for his
multi-sport class. Here he is looking proud.


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Showing me how to throw the stone.

Henry throwing a curling stone



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Henry showing Walter how to curl.


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Henry was a big fan of pushing the rocks around and making them crash.


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Then I took the boys skating and they both loved playing with the tire tubes.


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This turned into a game of sorts.

The boys racing on skates


Work photos


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Here's my buddy Ted with his mortgage payment.


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Eating green beans at Chongqing, one of my favourite Burnaby stops.


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Beans and fish is always a win.


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Ordering hot pot with Crazy Carl.


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And Mike too. I like how buddy next to Teddy seems very afraid.


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Dessert was delicious.

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