This is a short video of Oliver playing with his cousin at a family event last summer. Cousins are the best aren’t they? Cheers! trevor.
Oliver really got into Pokemon last year. As he got towards the end of the school year, we picked up some cards for him he didn’t have and a new binder book to hold everything. He used to sit on the floor in the dining (aka drinking) room and sort his cards for hours. Here […]
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 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.
My cousin Jen married her fiancé 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, […]
Back in June we decided it was time to clear out some of the junk old stuff we had in the basement and have a yard sale. Oliver came up with the idea that he wanted to hold a Lemonade Stand at the same time. Dana created a little cheat sheet of what change would […]
Oliver was expecting the Easter Bunny to bring him treats but he also got surprised with a few new Skylander toys. The Easter Bunny even stopped at Grandma and Grandpa’s house and left a few goodies in their capable hands. I love his expression in the photos below as he’s opening the gifts. Oliver’s Grandma […]
Dana is training to be an Interior Decorator and she really wanted to go to the Toronto Interior Design show this year. So we packed up the car and all three of us went to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre to check things out. It was great because the show had something for everyone. I […]
Our second of two Christmases happened on Boxing Day this year at Grandma and Grandpa Connell’s house. Unfortunately, we were all still fighting off colds, and I came down with the flu which really put a damper on things. We took some photos of Oliver opening his gifts but then the camera got left in […]
Christmas this year was overshadowed by the Ice Storm that we went through at home. With the destruction of so many 100-year-old trees; the loss of power for seven days; and the damage done to our house, it was hard to get in to the Christmas spirit. Luckily enough, Oliver’s Christmas was quite a great […]
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) […]
— 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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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…
Spending time with our friends is something we love to do but most certainly don’t have as much time to do as we would like. So, when we get a chance to spend a Saturday afternoon with our friends, we jump at the opportunity. On this lovely day, we spent the afternoon and evening with…
Dana has a great recipe for making homemade breadsticks. Both Oliver and I enjoy eating these breadsticks! Yum! I’m hungry just thinking about them…