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Video Shorts: Hakuna Matata
Video Shorts: Hakuna Matata

Dana got a CD of classic Disney songs for the car. Oliver’s done pretty good at learning the songs. This one is one of his favs…

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

More bumming around the house. More Oliver eating and getting it all over himself. Trying some new angles and some new processing techniques. Some I’m liking, others won’t see the light of day! LOL! The moral of this story: Any way you look at it – I’m posting more fun pictures…

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

If I remember correctly, this was our Mother’s Day celebration. Oh and boy did we have fun! The day started with some fun playtime in the living room. We then got ready and went to the Sunset Grill for some brunch. It is our very favourite place to have brunch and the staff all know and love Oliver. He is such a charmer, that’s for sure…

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

I had been growing my hair for quite a while. I thought that I wanted it longer as I was tired of the buzzed head that I had been sporting for the last few years. But there comes a point, the “in-between” point where you just can’t live with it any longer. If you can push through that point, you can get the hair growth…

oliver connell | day eleven hundred & eighty-eight
oliver connell | day eleven hundred & eighty-eight

Oliver continues to get better at writing his name. It’s still a work in progress, but he’s happy to try and we’re happy that he is just….trying. He certainly loves his chalkboard. He’s also getting better at taking photos of us. He has a hard time holding the DSLR and looking through the viewfinder (what 3-year-old wouldn’t?) but…

oliver connell | day eleven hundred & eighty-five
oliver connell | day eleven hundred & eighty-five

has been in swimming lessons at the Making Waves Swimming School for a couple of years now. He’s learning so much and is becoming so comfortable in the water that how can we not continue to enroll him year after year?

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

Oliver and I took another visit to Grandma and Papa’s house – this time to celebrate my birthday. It’s been a great winter to head north because for the most part, the roads have been good and it’s nice to escape to some snow! We haven’t had much down here…

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…

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

Every year we’ve taken Oliver to visit Santa at the Bramalea City Centre. When Santa comes there, he is always in a good mood and Oliver really enjoys seeing him. It’s also really fun to…

Video Short: Oliver’s 3rd Birthday
Video Short: Oliver's 3rd Birthday

We didn’t take many photos on Oliver’s actual birthday but we did manage to get a couple of videos in. Oliver and I went to the grocery store the previous week and Oliver saw a cake with ice cream cones on the side. He said that was…

oliver connell | day one thousand & eighty-seven
oliver connell | day one thousand & eighty-seven

For Oliver’s 3rd birthday, Dana and I wanted to redo his bedroom. We knew we had stretched Oliver’s sleeping in a crib for as long as we could. It’s not very often that you hear of toddlers still sleeping in a crib by their third birthday…

oliver connell | day one thousand & seventy-nine
oliver connell | day one thousand & seventy-nine

We’ve been through three Autumns now with Oliver and this year we finally played in the leaves together! In previous years, it has just seemed like Oliver was (a) too young or (b) I was too late and the snow was…

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

Hallowe’en 2011. This year we expected Oliver to really “get it” and he didn’t disappoint. Right from the beginnings of October, when asked: “What would you like to be for Hallowe’en Oliver?” He would say: “A Snowman!” Yup, a snowman…

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 & forty-five
oliver connell | day one thousand & forty-five

For three years running now – we’ve taken a little family trip to Downey’s Farm. We’ve taken photos of our trips the previous two years and they have been ones that we cherish fondly. So it came time to take our third trip to the farm and this year didn’t disappoint….

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

At the end of September, I shot good friends Janet and Tigh’s engagement photos on Janet’s family farm. Dana, Oliver and I made a day of it and they came along for the ride. After we were done on the farm, we headed over…

oliver connell | baghead
oliver connell | baghead

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

Video Short: Oliver on a trampoline
Video Short: Oliver on a trampoline

Oliver visited our good friend Melissa’s house and she has a trampoline. Of course, Oliver LOVED it! She was kind enough to document the fun…