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 […]
For Christmas, I found a little Lego digital camera for Oliver. It’s called the “nanoblock lego camera” and it has little Lego pieces that you can use to customize the camera. It doesn’t have a display on the back, nor does it have very good low light capabilities but it was a fun little surprise […]
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 […]
Oliver performed in his school’s Christmas concert. He was FANTASTIC!
We were a little late getting our Christmas tree this year. It was just one of those years where we got super busy the first couple of weeks of December and there was no time to get out and get one – let alone trim it. And with Oliver’s birthday so close to Christmas, we […]
We went to the Bramalea City Centre again this year to have our annual family photos taken with Santa. The previous year’s photos can be seen here, here, here & here. It’s continued to be a good gauge as to how big Oliver is getting. It’s easy to overlook how much your son has changed […]
Continuing with the theme of the last post (i.e. Star Wars), Oliver wanted a Star Wars themed birthday party this year. So we had Star Wars themed decorations, games, cupcakes, presents and loot bags. Oliver invited some of his school friends over to play and enjoy the birthday celebrations. It was a lot of fun […]
Oliver has been obsessed with Star Wars for quite a while now. It should come as no surprise that he wanted to be Luke Skywalker for Hallowe’en this year. Dana, the wonderfully-obliging Mum that she is, dug out her old Princess Leia costume (why have I never seen this before?) and dressed up with Oliver […]
Took a few photos of Oliver in the front yard. Was testing a old film camera with some Ilford Black and White film and decided to make a few photos using my DSLR as well. Love these quick and fun snaps of Oliver just being a kid. These are some of the best memories that […]
We took our annual trip to Downey’s Farm where we took some photos in the pumpkin patch and enjoyed the afternoon as a family. We’ve done this every year since we had Oliver and it’s a great tradition. We always have a fabulous time and there is so much to do for both the kids […]
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) […]
–Part three of three– Here’s the last post of images from our cottage vacation this past summer. As you can see from these photos, we had some fun in the boat, took some photos of great textures and colours, found a really cool cross-section of a wasp’s hive, and did a little work too. Dana […]
– 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 […]
– 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, […]
Oliver has been on a real Star Wars kick these past six months. Whether it’s Angry Birds Star Wars, The Clone Wars Cartoon, EvantubeHD and his awesome new Star Wars toy reviews, or the original movies, he can’t get enough. So Dana, the fantastic Mother that she is, found a set of used original Star […]
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 […]
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! […]
A quick iPhone snap of Oliver before his first lacrosse game ever! I was certainly a proud papa that day! Cheers! t.
Just a quick few photos taken of Oliver by Dana. On this morning – Oliver and his Mum built one heck of a fort in our living room. Cheers! t.
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 […]
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 […]