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

–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 […]

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 & sixty-two
oliver connell | day sixteen hundred & sixty-two

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 […]

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

It’s no secret Oliver LOVES pancakes. We’ve been doing “pancake Sundays” now at our house for more than three years! I love having a little family tradition that is just our own. Having it based around yummy, delicious food, well that’s just a bonus! Cheers! t.

oliver connell | day fifteen hundred & fifty seven
oliver connell | day fifteen hundred & fifty seven

–Part One in a three-series post– In march we took a family vacation down to visit Dana’s parents in Florida. We did all the things you should do while in Florida: swim, eat great food, go to Disney World, go to the beach, enjoy the sun and beautiful weather. I took so many photos I […]

oliver connell | day fourteen hundred & twenty-two
oliver connell | day fourteen hundred & twenty-two

Downey’s Farm, it’s a great place for kids and adults alike. We tend to go once a year, when the pumpkins are all out because they really do it up for the kids. It’s great to go back to the same location…

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…

oliver connell | day twelve hundred & ninety-six
oliver connell | day twelve hundred & ninety-six

On or around Father’s Day every year, we head on up to Oliver’s Nana and Grand Dad’s place for a nice afternoon and a great dinner. They also have a pontoon boat which is always fun to go out on but this year – it was raining so we decided to stick around the cottage instead of tempting the open waters. In the photos below, you’ll see that Oliver had some fun…

oliver connell | day twelve hundred & five
oliver connell | day twelve hundred & five

Another set of fun images of Oliver and I goofing around. This time, we were testing a new lens, the Lensbaby Composer with Sweet 35 Optics. It’s a lens that allows you to tilt and shift your perspective to get some pretty crazy blurred edges. It’s a manual focusing…

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 & 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…

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

Just one for now. But it’s a cute one no?

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

Once again we celebrated Canada Day with our friends and old neighbours at the annual Rosedale Street Party. If you remember this is the day when Rosedale Ave. gets closed down for about 50+ kids…