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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 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.

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 eleven hundred & ninety
oliver connell | day eleven hundred & ninety

I’m not really a morning person. Never have been and frankly, I doubt I ever will. But something that makes mornings a lot more bearable is having Oliver come up to our room and cuddle with us in bed. When he was younger, we never really brought him into our bed. Honestly, he wasn’t a baby that wanted to be…

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 & 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…

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

Just a couple quick shots of Oliver and Dana looking so cute and comfortable all curled up on the couch together. These are some of the best times for us – that’s for sure.

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-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 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…

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 & 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 | baghead
oliver connell | baghead

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

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

As Oliver gets older, his expressions seem to get more animated. I’m not sure if it’s just that he likes to ham it up for the camera now, or if he actually does make these expressions all…

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

Easter at home is always fun! It’s especially fun with Oliver as he loves to be surprised and of course, he loves his chocolate. The Easter Bunny also brought along a couple of Oliver’s favourite things…

oliver connell | day eight hundred & forty-two
oliver connell | day eight hundred & forty-two

Just a few more of Oliver….

oliver connell | day eight-hundred & forty-one
oliver connell | day eight-hundred & forty-one

For as long as I’ve been able to remember now, Oliver has enjoyed everything to do with the Disney movie Cars. He’s been reciting lines from the movie, watching youtube video shorts on the computer and collecting the Disney….

oliver connell | day seven hundred & ninety-nine
oliver connell | day seven hundred & ninety-nine

Superbowl Sunday: the king of all sporting events. Many around the country and the world get together to eat, drink and watch some football. More and more Superbowl Sunday is less about…