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oliver connell | day 2676
oliver connell | day 2676

The Easter Bunny is always very good to us and this year was no exception. Oliver had a blast searching through all the clues and limericks the ‘Ol Bunny left for him to find some treats. As you can see from the last photo, Dash wasn’t too impressed Ha! Cheers! trevor.

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 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 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 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 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 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 […]

oliver connell | day 2367
oliver connell | day 2367

Just a few black and white photos of Oliver as he lounges on the couch. This was probably one of our sleepy, laid-back Sundays where we enjoy hanging out as a family. Cheers! trevor.

oliver connell | day 2359
oliver connell | day 2359

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 […]

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.

oliver connell | twenty two hundred & sixty-seven
oliver connell | twenty two hundred & sixty-seven

Sometimes you have to just go for it. Oliver has been increasingly short with me when I point a camera at him. He’ll shy away; give some sort of goofy face or just plain look down and away from the lens. He’ll give me nothing. So when Oliver was dressing up in some of his […]

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 […]