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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 […]

oliver connell | day 2329
oliver connell | day 2329

Wow – it’s been almost 10 months since the last update to this blog. Geez! That’s crazy. Look out viewers, some of these updates are going to come fast and furious as I try to catch up. So when we last chatted, we celebrated Oliver’s Grandpa’s 70th birthday. Right after that, we were fortunate enough […]

oliver connell | day 2023
oliver connell | day 2023

As a surprise, Grandma threw a party for Grandpa’s 70th birthday with all his neighbourhood friends. He was completely surprised and I think he enjoyed the get together and all the attention. We had a wonderful afternoon full of catered lunch, cake and great conversation. Here are some photos we took that afternoon. Cheers! t.

video short : oliver making a home movie
video short : oliver making a home movie

Oliver grabbed the video camera and filmed Dana and I while we prepped dinner. It’s a cute little snippet into what Oliver sees. Cheers! t.

video short : singing to himself
video short : singing to himself

Just another day around our household. Cheers! t.

video short : oliver’s first choir performance
video short : oliver's first choir performance

Oliver surprised us by joining the choir in the second half of the school year. They put on a little performance for their schoolmates and Dana was able to film it. Enjoy! t.

oliver connell | twenty-two hundred & ninety-five
oliver connell | twenty-two hundred & ninety-five

So, since there is snow on the ground in these photos, I’d say I am tad bit behind in posting these images. Ah well, here they are now. If I remember correctly, Dana got a new jacket/outfit and she wanted some fun photos of her walking in the middle of the street. Of course that […]

video short : how can you not laugh?
video short : how can you not laugh?

Ok so this video may not be for everyone. But Oliver was just too funny not to film. We were having a serious conversation about eating healthily and how you can’t just have sweets and other “treats” without their being consequences to your health. In true Oliver fashion, he decided to break out into a […]

oliver connell | twenty two hundred & eighteen
oliver connell | twenty two hundred & eighteen

It’s no secret that Oliver really loves Lego. Santa was really generous this year and he brought the Lego Star Wars Ewok Village to our household. I’m surprised Oliver could contain his excitement when he opened the gift, let alone wait two days to put it together. I believe the set has a couple of […]

oliver connell | twenty two hundred & seventeen
oliver connell | twenty two hundred & seventeen

More Christmas celebrations, this time on Boxing Day with the Ruprechts. We enjoyed a wonderful afternoon of presents and dinner. Oliver loves his cousin so much and it always is so cute to watch them play together. They even made us wear hats at dinner. I think Nana looks especially cute in her Cowgirl hat. […]

oliver connell | twenty two hundred & sixteen
oliver connell | twenty two hundred & sixteen

Christmas morning is always fun around our household. You think you understand the magic of Christmas but I’d argue that it’s not something you can truly understand until you see it through the eyes of your son or daughter. It’s an exceptional time of year; one where all the planning and hard work pays off. […]

oliver connell | twenty two hundred & eleven
oliver connell | twenty two hundred & eleven

Having two families along with extended families can be tough to schedule at Christmas time. We work hard to accommodate everyone’s schedules and sometimes that means a little creative planning. This year we were heading to my Aunt and Uncle’s for Christmas day dinner. To accommodate for that, we ended up celebrating Christmas and my […]

oliver connell | twenty two hundred & ten
oliver connell | twenty two hundred & ten

Oliver got pretty excited for Christmas this year and after last year’s ice storm debacle, he had every right to be. So, when Dana and I found him one night in bed, cuddled up with his little brother Duckie, wearing his Santa hat, it just made sense to document the moment with my camera. One […]

video short : oliver’s school winter concert
video short : oliver's school winter concert

Just before Christmas, Oliver’s class participated in their yearly winter concert. His class sang two songs this year. Even though Oliver was buried in the far back corner, it’s still fun to have these little performances on video. Cheers! t. Song #1: Jingle Bells Song #2: Santa Can You Bring Me New Teeth

oliver connell | twenty two hundred & four
oliver connell | twenty two hundred & four

We always have some fun decorating our Christmas tree. It’s usually a two-step process over the course of a weekend: (1) we go and get our real tree and (2) we decorate it the following day. The last couple of years I’ve taken to capturing some of the moments with my trusty Fuji X-E2 because […]

video short : cookie production
video short : cookie production

Here’s a short video we made of Dana and Oliver decorating the tops of the cookies that would be going on the cupcakes with white icing…

oliver connell | twenty one hundred & ninety-one
oliver connell | twenty one hundred & ninety-one

Everyone was super excited to see Oliver’s sixth birthday roll around. Dana had been planning for a while making loot bags, setting up decorations and baking. Oliver loves a good party so his energy the morning of was off the charts. That’s what led to the unthinkable happening. Oliver went to answer the door to […]

oliver connell | twenty one hundred & fifty-three
oliver connell | twenty one hundred & fifty-three

Another year and another trip to Downey’s Farm to play in their pumpkin patch. If you have been following this blog from the beginning (thank you), you know already that we use this time as a gauge to show us how big Oliver has gotten over the past year. Being with him every day, we […]

oliver connell | twenty-one hundred & twenty-eight
oliver connell | twenty-one hundred & twenty-eight

This afternoon was spent location scouting up in Caledon and Alton. I was shooting a wedding a few weeks later at the Alton Mill and wanted to get acquainted with the area. Oliver and Dana came along for the ride which quickly detoured for some ice cream, then for a wander in a forest we […]

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

Oliver went to the Bolton fall fair and won the wonderful creature he is holding in the photos at the bottom of this post. He named him Grolt, which Dana and I thought was a fantastic name for the newest member of our family. Cheers! t.

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

My cousin Jen married her fiancĂ© Travis in September at the Miller Lash House in Toronto Ontario. This is my second cousin to get married this year! The wedding and ceremony were both gorgeous but unfortunately, the weather was a bit on the chilly side. With both the ceremony and the reception taking place outside, […]

oliver connell | day two thousand & one hundred
oliver connell | day two thousand & one hundred

Oliver started Grade One this year. It’s a big moment in any parents life because their son or daughter is now fully in the school system. Before you know it, he’ll be in high school (or so I’m told), life moves that quickly. So like any good parent (especially one who is a photographer), I […]

video shorts: breakdancing beach moves
video shorts: breakdancing beach moves

This video speaks for itself. Cheers! t.

video short: seagulls and me
video short: seagulls and me

Oliver gives us some insight as to why he doesn’t like seagulls. Cheers! t.