Oliver Trevor Jay Connell's Photoblog Photographs & Video documenting Oliver Connell's life

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oliver connell | day 2661
oliver connell | day 2661

Oliver and I decided to take a little walk in downtown Brampton to see what kind of trouble we could get in to. Since it was still early in the Spring season, our favourite Ice Cream shop was still closed (boo!) so we got the next best thing: SLURPEES! We enjoyed them in the square […]

oliver connell | day 2627
oliver connell | day 2627

More drawing and colouring characters. This time around Oliver was drawing some of his favourite youtube personalities from his most favourite video game: Minecraft. Not to be left out of the fun, Dash decided to get up on the fireplace mantle and strike a couple of fun poses. That cat never ceases to get a […]

oliver connell | day 2620
oliver connell | day 2620

As Oliver learns to read, different topics start to interest him more and more. He stumbled on the Captain Underpants series and fell in love with the goofy topics and the illustrations in the books. I swear I didn’t stage these photos of Oliver. I found him fast asleep one night after he finished up […]

oliver connell | day 2604
oliver connell | day 2604

Drawing and colouring are BIG parts of our lives at home. Oliver loves to create new characters, cut them out, and act out his own imaginary scenes with them. At any given time you’ll find literally hundreds of Oliver’s creations around our house. We love it! Here are a few photos of Oliver making his […]

oliver connell | day 2591
oliver connell | day 2591

We joke that Dash is Oliver’s little brother. Ok, I think we are only really half joking. Dash really is Oliver’s little brother. The two are so awesome together. Dash let’s Oliver basically do anything to him. Cuddles, kisses and carrying him around in awkward positions are pretty much the norm around our house. They […]

oliver connell | day 2585
oliver connell | day 2585

David and I got way back. “High school days” way back. He’s actually one of my oldest friends that I still keep in contact with. But it had been multiple years since we were able to get our families together and that truly is a shame. So when they were in Canada over the Christmas […]

oliver connell | day 2583
oliver connell | day 2583

An equally awesome day/evening was Boxing day when we spent some time with the Ruprechts. We opened presents, had a wonderful meal and even played Cards Against Humanity (sans kids of course). It was a fabulous way to finish up the Christmas festivities. Cheers! trevor.

oliver connell | day 2582
oliver connell | day 2582

Christmas Day is such a fun time at our house. Santa is always very good to us. We have a lot to be thankful for at this time of year. This year we spent Christmas morning at home, just the three of us and then we headed up to Oliver’s Grandma and Grandpa’s house for […]

oliver connell | day 2574
oliver connell | day 2574

Every year we make it a point to go and see Santa at the Bramalea City Centre. It’s literally one of the only photos we get done of all three of us each year. I know, I know, I’m a photographer and family photos should come easy to me. I get it. But it’s tough […]

oliver connell | day 2570
oliver connell | day 2570

In early December, we celebrated both Oliver’s 7th birthday and Julia’s 9th birthday together with the rest of the Ruprecht clan. Since Oliver’s birthday is the end of November and Julia’s is the end of December, picking a date to celebrate somewhere in the middle of the month (before Christmas preparations get really crazy) is […]

oliver connell | day 2554
oliver connell | day 2554

Just a couple images from the day after Oliver’s birthday party. The one on the right I particularly love. Gives me a good chuckle every time I see it. Cheers! trevor.

video short : oliver’s dance party
video short : oliver's dance party

Here are a couple of short videos that I took of Oliver and his friends dancing up a storm for Oliver’s seventh birthday. Cheers! trevor.

oliver connell | day 2553
oliver connell | day 2553

It shouldn’t shock you that Oliver is a rock star. He owns everything he does in only the way a rock star can. It was with this in mind that Oliver and Dana came up with the dance party theme for his seventh birthday party. Dana took care of the decorations (of course), the props […]

oliver connell | day 2541
oliver connell | day 2541

Oliver’s Grandma and Grandpa are excellent at providing yummy desserts for Oliver to eat. We went up for a visit to their place and to celebrate his birthday, then had a birthday cake for him, complete with sprinkles and other delicious toppings. Oliver didn’t disappoint by digging right in! He also got to do what […]

oliver connell | day 2526
oliver connell | day 2526

Hallowe’en is one celebration that ranks highly in Oliver’s books. I think he takes after his Mum that way as she LOVES Hallowe’en. As a boy, I didn’t really get that “into” Hallowe’en. I did the normal dress-up/trick or treating that most kids do. But what I remember most about Hallowe’en is being in a […]

oliver connell | day 2520
oliver connell | day 2520

Here are some photos from our annual trip to Downey’s Farm in North Brampton. We always have a blast visiting this place just before Hallowe’en and this year was no exception. Oliver had fun playing a bit of mini-golf, running on the hay bails, and challenging us to races on the large go-cart-type-tricycles. The afternoon […]

oliver connell | day 2506
oliver connell | day 2506

It was an unseasonably warm Thanksgiving this year and for the first time in my lifetime, we got to spend it out on the water. We took a quick day-trip up to visit with Oliver’s Nana & Grand Dad, spending the day cruising the open waterways for beautiful Autumn colours and crisp, fresh air. I […]

oliver connell | day 2504
oliver connell | day 2504

We’re cat people. There, I said it. I’ve always thought of myself as a dog person until I owned a cat as a pet. I was converted. Sold. So, when we lost both of our elder cats within the same year, it hit us hard. But we slowly got ready to become pet owners again. […]

oliver connell | day 2492
oliver connell | day 2492

Everyone that knows me knows that I love to eat. You can definitely win your way to my heart if you provide me with a good (ok great) meal. So it makes a lot of sense that when the organizers of the Food Truck Festival of Ontario announced that they were doing the event all […]

oliver connell | day 2466
oliver connell | day 2466

Our annual trip to Wasaga Beach as a family is always a great time. We pine for the beach a lot and we always leave wondering why we don’t make time to get up there more. We enjoyed the day eating junk food, building sand castles in the sun and swimming in the wonderfully warm […]

oliver connell | day 2463
oliver connell | day 2463

While we were out in Eastern Ontario, we were able to also visit our good friends Lindsay and Andy and their three AWESOME boys. We had a relaxing time lounging by the pool, visiting a cool market in downtown Kingston, and eating great food. It was exactly what we needed to end off the summer. […]

oliver connell | day 2460
oliver connell | day 2460

Reunions. They can either be really great or really crappy. This time around, we got the latter. A close high school friend of Dana’s invited us to a little cottage her family had rented. There were a few other high school friends going that Dana hadn’t seen in a while so it was a lot […]

oliver connell | day 2448
oliver connell | day 2448

It had been a long LONG while since we’d been to the ROM. We were desperate to find an outing to do as a family so we decided to head to downtown Toronto and visit the Museum. When we went, the had the Pompeii exhibition on which was really unearthing to see. We had a […]

oliver connell | day 2386
oliver connell | day 2386

It’s no secret that we love taking road-trips. Long or short, multiple day or just an afternoon, it’s a cheap way to get out and spend some time together as a family. We sometimes have a destination, others we just get in the car and drive. On this particular weekend, we decided to take a […]