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oliver connell | eighteen hundred & ninety-two
oliver connell | eighteen hundred & ninety-two

As you can tell by now from this blog, Oliver and I goof around with the camera quite often. Whether it be one of our lazy Sunday mornings or another day, we like to make photographs of each other. On this day, we decided to take a couple photos of his Disney Infinity characters, Mr. […]

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

– Part two of three – Here are some more photos from our family vacation to Cedar Tip, the Connell family cottage which is located way, way up in northern Ontario. In this post of photographs, you’ll see we introduced Oliver to the board game Life; Oliver took some photos; and we enjoyed some more […]

oliver connell | day sixteen hundred & ninety-one
oliver connell | day sixteen hundred & ninety-one

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 […]

oliver connell | day sixteen hundred & seventy-one
oliver connell | day sixteen hundred & seventy-one

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, […]

oliver connell | day sixteen hundred & forty
oliver connell | day sixteen hundred & forty

Twice a year, Oliver’s school has a “fun fair” to raise funds and promote community involvement. This was our first time going and Oliver certainly had a blast. He loved talking and playing with all his friends and we enjoyed mingling with the other parents. I’m sure we all look forward to the next. Cheers! […]

oliver connell | day sixteen hundred & seven
oliver connell | day sixteen hundred & seven

Oliver loves to set up little picnics for us to eat at. It’s actually quite cute and he’s really good it! He’ll probably be a great “entertainer of guests” when he gets older, just like his Mum. Oliver also has shown some interest in taking photographs. He holds the camera well, even though it’s a […]

oliver connell | day fifteen hundred & eighty-four
oliver connell | day fifteen hundred & eighty-four

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 […]

oliver connell | day fifteen hundred & eighty-three
oliver connell | day fifteen hundred & eighty-three

A few photos taken by Dana of Oliver. As you can see – Oliver is becoming more and more of a goofball in front of the camera. He loves to make funny faces instead of just smiling like the rest of us. Well – I guess who could blame him right? Cheers! t.

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

Oliver surprised me big time this year by showing an interest in the sport that I love: lacrosse. I played all through my younger years and still play on a men’s masters team in Brampton. Oliver has come to a couple of my games but was more interested in running up and down between the […]

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

Here are just a couple of images from the archive that I forgot to post (tisk-tisk). In a brief moment, Oliver gave me a couple of great smiles for the camera, then he was on to goofy-town. It happens a lot these days so I’ll take the moments where I can. Cheers! t.

oliver connell | day fifteen hundred & seventy-one
oliver connell | day fifteen hundred & seventy-one

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.

oliver connell | day thirteen hundred & eighty-six
oliver connell | day thirteen hundred & eighty-six

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…

oliver connell | day thirteen-hundred & forty seven
oliver connell | day thirteen-hundred & forty seven

Oliver absolutely loves animals so it was only fitting that we took him to The African Lion Safari. It had been years since either Dana or I had been there and we weren’t prepared for the awesomeness that we experienced. From the elephant baths to the live shows…

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

We don’t eat out on our back deck nearly as much as we should. It’s a beautiful spot, and the weather has been so picture-perfect this summer that it’s a shame we haven’t spent more time out there. We hope to remedy that in the coming years.
But for now, on this long weekend in May…

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

It should come as no surprise that Oliver loves technology. He is my son after all. So when he’s looking all cute in his pajamas, watching some Cars 2 shorts on youtube, you’d better believe I pull out my camera and get a few photographs to document the moment. Any proud papa would…

Video Shorts: Oliver’s Valentine’s Day Present
Video Shorts: Oliver's Valentine's Day Present

Oliver received a leapfrog learning device from his Grandma and Papa for Valentine’s Day. This is him opening it.

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 & 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…

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

Another year has past and another Lacelle family Christmas party is upon us. This year it was a little quieter than previous years, which made it a lot more cozy! Every year, Santa Claus makes a stop in Woodbridge for all the kids. Oliver loves…