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oliver connell | day seventeen hundred & four
oliver connell | day seventeen hundred & four

– 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 […]

oliver connell | day twelve hundred & sixty-seven
oliver connell | day twelve hundred & sixty-seven

Back in May (I know, I know – I’m trying to catch up on my processing I promise!) I had an engagement shoot with the lovely Denise and Ron at Webster’s Falls in Dundas Ontario. Oliver and Dana decided to come along and after my shoot, we explored the area.

oliver connell | day eleven hundred & forty-one
oliver connell | day eleven hundred & forty-one

Now I believe last entry I talked about hibernating on the couch in our cozy living room during the winter. Yup – last time we made some goofy faces and snapped some pictures. It was fun. This time, we actually really did document our newest Sunday afternoon ritual. And even though…

oliver connell | day eleven hundred & thirty-four
oliver connell | day eleven hundred & thirty-four

During the winter months here in Canada, it’s not easy to get outside with a little one when it’s so frickin’ cold. Ok, so we’ve been lucky this year and we’ve had a very mild (touch wood) winter. But it doesn’t stop Dana and I from wanting to just hibernate in our warm and cozy…

oliver connell | day eleven hundred & twenty-seven
oliver connell | day eleven hundred & twenty-seven

We haven’t had much snow this winter and any that has fallen, it’s pretty much disappeared before our eyes. So when New Years Eve came around and we realized there was enough snow on the ground to get out and make Oliver his first…

oliver connell | day eleven hundred & twenty-one
oliver connell | day eleven hundred & twenty-one

Wow – was Christmas day a lot of fun this year! We had Santa pay us a visit early Christmas morning and he spoiled us rotten. SPOILED. ROTTEN. We had a lot of fun opening all the gifts that were left under our tree. I then got to working on cooking…

Video Short: Oliver is one cool dude
Video Short: Oliver is one cool dude

A quick and painless video of Oliver dressed in his finest wearing my sunglasses. Oh the fun times we have with our kids!

oliver connell | day one thousand & fifty-two
oliver connell | day one thousand & fifty-two

Back in the fall, I shot some promo photos for Dana and her website. Oliver had fun playing while we were trying out some different poses and locations. In between makeup touch-ups and wardrobe changes…

oliver connell | day one thousand & thirty-six
oliver connell | day one thousand & thirty-six

Pancake Sunday. It’s become a staple around the Connell household. It’s something that Oliver and I do together every Sunday morning. I get up and have a shower and get dressed. By this time…

oliver connell | baghead
oliver connell | baghead

I find this video absolutely hilarious. Does that make me a bad parent?

oliver connell | day nine hundred & eighty
oliver connell | day nine hundred & eighty

In August, Dana and I returned to our family cottage “Cedar Tip” to try another week of vacationing with Oliver. If you recall, the first trip was when Oliver was still quite young and unfortunately, it was…

oliver connell | day nine hundred & seventy-two
oliver connell | day nine hundred & seventy-two

Just one for now. But it’s a cute one no?

oliver connell | day nine hundred & forty-four
oliver connell | day nine hundred & forty-four

Once again we celebrated Canada Day with our friends and old neighbours at the annual Rosedale Street Party. If you remember this is the day when Rosedale Ave. gets closed down for about 50+ kids…

oliver connell | day nine-hundred & thirty-one
oliver connell | day nine-hundred & thirty-one

As Oliver gets older, his expressions seem to get more animated. I’m not sure if it’s just that he likes to ham it up for the camera now, or if he actually does make these expressions all…

oliver connell | day eight hundred & seventy-six
oliver connell | day eight hundred & seventy-six

Easter at home is always fun! It’s especially fun with Oliver as he loves to be surprised and of course, he loves his chocolate. The Easter Bunny also brought along a couple of Oliver’s favourite things…

oliver connell | day eight hundred & seventy-four
oliver connell | day eight hundred & seventy-four

This will be short and sweet I promise! Playing some extreme catch-up with Oliver’s Blog. I’m sorry to all the people who frequent this site (thanks Mom) as I have been slacking on getting new photos and video…

oliver connell | day eight hundred & sixty-eight
oliver connell | day eight hundred & sixty-eight

ack in April, Oliver, Dana and I attended Luca’s 2nd birthday party. We haven’t been to many kids parties in a while but this one was a lot of fun! Oliver got to play at an indoor playground, eat some pizza…

oliver connell | day eight hundred & sixty
oliver connell | day eight hundred & sixty

I love B/W Photographs. Always have. There is something about the richness of the tones that can be achieved in B/W’s that appeals directly to me. So for those that know my photography, I always try to include some B/W images…

oliver connell | day eight hundred & forty-six
oliver connell | day eight hundred & forty-six

One of our goals for Oliver was to teach him to learn how to swim. Both Dana and I feel it’s important for a child to learn as early as possible how to swim. We like to be around water (whether it’s at the cottage or a friend’s pool) and…

oliver connell | day eight-hundred & forty-one
oliver connell | day eight-hundred & forty-one

For as long as I’ve been able to remember now, Oliver has enjoyed everything to do with the Disney movie Cars. He’s been reciting lines from the movie, watching youtube video shorts on the computer and collecting the Disney….

oliver connell | day eight hundred & thirty-five
oliver connell | day eight hundred & thirty-five

The great spring thaw! On this day in March, it started to get warmer out and everything was melting. It still wasn’t warm enough to not have jackets, touques and gloves on, but it was certainly nice to feel…

oliver connell | day seven hundred & ninety-nine
oliver connell | day seven hundred & ninety-nine

Superbowl Sunday: the king of all sporting events. Many around the country and the world get together to eat, drink and watch some football. More and more Superbowl Sunday is less about…

Video Short: a short glimpse into the life of Oliver
Video Short: a short glimpse into the life of Oliver

If you’ve ever wondered what Oliver does during the day, here’s a quick video of some of the exciting things that keep him busy….

Video Short: Oliver Sings
Video Short: Oliver Sings

I guess you can’t really say this is a video of much because the “video” portion of this post doesn’t really mean anything. It’s a video of a baby monitor. Meh! But if you listen close enough…