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

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 […]

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

A quick iPhone snap of Oliver before his first lacrosse game ever! I was certainly a proud papa that day! Cheers! t.

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 & 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 & 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 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: Pets
Video Shorts: Pets

Oliver really can’t get enough singing right now. Here’s his version of “Pets” by Porno for Pyros…

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….

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 & 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…

Video Short: Oliver’s 3rd Birthday
Video Short: Oliver's 3rd Birthday

We didn’t take many photos on Oliver’s actual birthday but we did manage to get a couple of videos in. Oliver and I went to the grocery store the previous week and Oliver saw a cake with ice cream cones on the side. He said that was…

oliver connell | day one thousand & eighty-seven
oliver connell | day one thousand & eighty-seven

For Oliver’s 3rd birthday, Dana and I wanted to redo his bedroom. We knew we had stretched Oliver’s sleeping in a crib for as long as we could. It’s not very often that you hear of toddlers still sleeping in a crib by their third birthday…

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 & 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 | day nine hundred & eighty
oliver connell | day nine hundred & eighty

In August, Dana and I returned to our family cottage “Cedar Tip” to try another week of vacationing with Oliver. If you recall, the first trip was when Oliver was still quite young and unfortunately, it was…

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…