We took a much needed family day and went to Wasaga Beach for some fun in the sun. Oliver thought it would be fun to bring all of his Smurfs figurines and luckily none were left behind in the sand. It was a great day with very few photos taken (we just brought Dana’s camera) […]
–Part three of three– Here’s the last post of images from our cottage vacation this past summer. As you can see from these photos, we had some fun in the boat, took some photos of great textures and colours, found a really cool cross-section of a wasp’s hive, and did a little work too. Dana […]
– Post one of three – We spent a week at the family cottage this year. It’s a long trek to get there (roughly 7 hours give or take) but it’s always worth it when you get to spend a week playing on the beach, fishing, eating outside, and reuniting with close family friends. That’s […]
It was a great summer for sports in our family. I’ve been playing Masters lacrosse in Brampton for the past 5+ years and this year I played for the Brampton representative team, winning the provincial championships for the first time. Oliver also played lacrosse for the first time and enjoyed it immensely. It was so […]
Canada Day is always such a big celebration day with us. We’ve been a part of the Rosedale Neighbourhood Street Party for a couple of years now – celebrating Canada Day with friends and neighbours. Oliver especially loves it because there are so many fun activities for the kids to do: jump on the trampoline, […]
Oliver has been on a real Star Wars kick these past six months. Whether it’s Angry Birds Star Wars, The Clone Wars Cartoon, EvantubeHD and his awesome new Star Wars toy reviews, or the original movies, he can’t get enough. So Dana, the fantastic Mother that she is, found a set of used original Star […]
Family reunions. They don’t happen very often in my opinion but when they do, you always leave the event wondering why you can’t do it more. Dana’s side of the family is quite good at getting together twice a year (for a family picnic in the summer and a Christmas party in December) but my […]
Twice a year, Oliver’s school has a “fun fair” to raise funds and promote community involvement. This was our first time going and Oliver certainly had a blast. He loved talking and playing with all his friends and we enjoyed mingling with the other parents. I’m sure we all look forward to the next. Cheers! […]
A quick iPhone snap of Oliver before his first lacrosse game ever! I was certainly a proud papa that day! Cheers! t.
Just a quick few photos taken of Oliver by Dana. On this morning – Oliver and his Mum built one heck of a fort in our living room. Cheers! t.
Oliver loves to set up little picnics for us to eat at. It’s actually quite cute and he’s really good it! He’ll probably be a great “entertainer of guests” when he gets older, just like his Mum. Oliver also has shown some interest in taking photographs. He holds the camera well, even though it’s a […]
Easter weekend. Good Friday to be exact. We were about to head to Grandma and Grandpa’s for a nice day and early dinner to celebrate Easter. Oliver and I had a bit of time to kill as Dana was still getting ready. For whatever reason on this day, Oliver was being incredibly cute in front […]
A few photos taken by Dana of Oliver. As you can see – Oliver is becoming more and more of a goofball in front of the camera. He loves to make funny faces instead of just smiling like the rest of us. Well – I guess who could blame him right? Cheers! t.
Oliver surprised me big time this year by showing an interest in the sport that I love: lacrosse. I played all through my younger years and still play on a men’s masters team in Brampton. Oliver has come to a couple of my games but was more interested in running up and down between the […]
Here are just a couple of images from the archive that I forgot to post (tisk-tisk). In a brief moment, Oliver gave me a couple of great smiles for the camera, then he was on to goofy-town. It happens a lot these days so I’ll take the moments where I can. Cheers! t.
It’s no secret Oliver LOVES pancakes. We’ve been doing “pancake Sundays” now at our house for more than three years! I love having a little family tradition that is just our own. Having it based around yummy, delicious food, well that’s just a bonus! Cheers! t.
Oliver’s Grandmother was celebrating her 65th birthday this year so we had a little party for her, complete with her closest relatives. We had wonderful Ukrainian food, lots of presents and great laughs. Oh, and there was cake – how could we forget that? Cheers! t.
—Part three in a three-part series— The rest of our time in Florida was spent going to the beach, enjoying the sun, and each other’s company. We really had a great time and I hope the photos reflect that. Cheers! t. and here are a couple of videos from the beach:
—Part two in a three-part post— This was a big trip to Disney World! We spent the entire day there – enjoying every aspect the park has to offer. Ok, well, just the Magic Kingdom because let’s be honest, we could never do ALL the parks in one trip. Here are the photos we took […]
–Part One in a three-series post– In march we took a family vacation down to visit Dana’s parents in Florida. We did all the things you should do while in Florida: swim, eat great food, go to Disney World, go to the beach, enjoy the sun and beautiful weather. I took so many photos I […]
It’s no secret I like to hibernate in the winter. Dana is the same way. But when we had Oliver, we realized that one or both of us would have to start venturing out during the winter months with him. And to see how excited he gets to play in the snow, how could you […]
It was an unusually warm winter day when these photos were taken. We decided to get out for a nice long walk and ended up at Gage Park where the skating path was empty (and melting)…
Christmas Day is a day most of us look forward to. This year however, I think most of us in the Connell household would just rather hope that next years is better and forget what’s already been. You see, Oliver was sick, then Dana slowly came down with the flu as well, culminating with all three of us getting it and effectively ruining our Christmas/New Year’s plans and holidays this year. We didn’t…
This year we celebrated Christmas with the Ruprechts a couple of days earlier. We had a great time opening gifts, exchanging compliments and stories, and having a great dinner. Unfortunately, this was ultimately the start of what would become a month long sickness at our house which eventually crippled our Christmas break/New Year’s plans completely…