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oliver connell | day 2582
oliver connell | day 2582

Christmas Day is such a fun time at our house. Santa is always very good to us. We have a lot to be thankful for at this time of year. This year we spent Christmas morning at home, just the three of us and then we headed up to Oliver’s Grandma and Grandpa’s house for […]

oliver connell | day 2570
oliver connell | day 2570

In early December, we celebrated both Oliver’s 7th birthday and Julia’s 9th birthday together with the rest of the Ruprecht clan. Since Oliver’s birthday is the end of November and Julia’s is the end of December, picking a date to celebrate somewhere in the middle of the month (before Christmas preparations get really crazy) is […]

oliver connell | twenty two hundred & eleven
oliver connell | twenty two hundred & eleven

Having two families along with extended families can be tough to schedule at Christmas time. We work hard to accommodate everyone’s schedules and sometimes that means a little creative planning. This year we were heading to my Aunt and Uncle’s for Christmas day dinner. To accommodate for that, we ended up celebrating Christmas and my […]

oliver connell | twenty two hundred & seven
oliver connell | twenty two hundred & seven

Every year we take Oliver to see Santa at the Bramalea City Centre. It’s great because it’s usually the only time we get a family portrait done (I know I know) and it’s something we can compare with previous years photos. This year Oliver told us he wanted the photos done of just him and […]

oliver connell | twenty one hundred & ninety-one
oliver connell | twenty one hundred & ninety-one

Everyone was super excited to see Oliver’s sixth birthday roll around. Dana had been planning for a while making loot bags, setting up decorations and baking. Oliver loves a good party so his energy the morning of was off the charts. That’s what led to the unthinkable happening. Oliver went to answer the door to […]

oliver connell | eighteen hundred & forty-nine
oliver connell | eighteen hundred & forty-nine

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 […]

oliver connell | day fourteen hundred & ninety
oliver connell | day fourteen hundred & ninety

Christmas Day is a day most of us look forward to. This year however, I think most of us in the Connell household would just rather hope that next years is better and forget what’s already been. You see, Oliver was sick, then Dana slowly came down with the flu as well, culminating with all three of us getting it and effectively ruining our Christmas/New Year’s plans and holidays this year. We didn’t…

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 & twenty-four
oliver connell | day twelve hundred & twenty-four

Another year and another Easter was upon us. This year, the Easter weekend fell on the same weekend as Oliver’s Papa’s birthday so we had two things to celebrate. So, we headed up to Victoria Harbour for another memorable visit full of good eats, presents and good company. It was such a beautiful day, we spent a good chunk….

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

Today was Bea & Gabe’s birthday celebration. We went 5-pin bowling and then enjoyed some tasty treats upstairs in the party room. I think Oliver really enjoyed his first time bowling but more importantly, I know he enjoyed spending time…

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

Boxing day saw Grandma and Papa come for a visit to celebrate Christmas with us. They arrived in the early afternoon on Boxing Day, stayed for dinner and the night. Oliver loves…

oliver connell | day seven hundred & fifty-six
oliver connell | day seven hundred & fifty-six

Another Christmas morning was upon us and Oliver didn’t get up until later in the morning. Not sure if he just didn’t understand we were going to open presents or if…

oliver connell | day seven hundred & fourty-two
oliver connell | day seven hundred & fourty-two

Every year, Dana’s Mom’s side of the family gets together once in the summer for a family picnic and once in the winter for a Christmas party. This year Oliver is at a great age…

oliver connell | day seven hundred & thirty
oliver connell | day seven hundred & thirty

November 30th was fast approaching and Oliver was turning TWO! We put together a small birthday party and had our families over to celebrate. Everything was going great until…

oliver connell | day five hundred & twenty-six
oliver connell | day five hundred & twenty-six

Mother’s day every year is a hectic day for us that Connell household. We usually end up trying to cram in as much visiting as possible on this day, which means we are trekking across most of Ontario! This year…

oliver connell | day three hundred & ninety-two
oliver connell | day three hundred & ninety-two

We spent boxing day with Grandma and Grandpaw in Victoria Harbour. It was a good day to eat some more scrumptious food (like we hadn’t had enough from the night before), sit and chat and enjoy…

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

Today is Oliver’s second Christmas. Santa has visited our house yet again and left some wonderful gifts for us all. Oliver’s favourite gift: a bag of Apple Crisps he got in his stocking. Clearly Santa knew what Oliver…

oliver connell | day three hundred and sixty-nine
oliver connell | day three hundred and sixty-nine

On this day, we celebrated Oliver’s first birthday with my parents. They brought some wonderful gifts for Oliver and it was of course, another great evening. Oliver has really taken…

oliver connell | day two hundred and four
oliver connell | day two hundred and four

Father’s Day. A joyous occasion where we get together to celebrate being a Dad. This year was my first with Oliver and I had a great day! We celebrated by having our families over for a BBQ in our new backyard…

oliver connell | day one hundred & fifty-four
oliver connell | day one hundred & fifty-four

Once again, Oliver and I had the morning to ourselves. Dana was off getting her hair done at Salon Soho in Sherway Gardens (see James, tell them Dana sent you Hahaha!) …