Photo Recreation Part Two

You may remember the photo recreation we did for one of Danni’s old photos when Flynn was just a baby.  Well, there was a photo of mine that I wanted to recreate using Flynn as well, but I needed to wait until he was a bit older to do so.

When I was roughly 2.5 years old my father brought home a computer from the college he was working at.  It isn’t unusual to have a computer in your home these days, but in late 1978 it was almost unheard of.  The day it came home I was instantly hooked, and I can vividly remember begging my dad to let me play a mining game on this technological marvel whenever I could.

While we don’t yet let Flynn play any games on the computer, I know there will come a time when he’ll make the same requests from me so I wanted to recreate one of my favourite childhood photos.

It goes without saying that the Surface Pro sitting in front of Flynn has considerably more processing power than Commodore PET that I used to play with, but the level of joy and wonder seems about the same to me…

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Scootering in Beddington Park

Flynn loves his scooter, but beyond zipping around inside our house there aren’t a lot of smooth, level places for him to really get moving so we drove to one of the larger nearby parks for the day.  Beddington park has some great paths for the avid scooter boy to stretch his legs and really build up some speed.

He’s getting really confident these days and is starting to work out how to turn and use the break (thankfully!).  It won’t be long now before we pick up a push bike for him, then a pedal bike and before we know it he’ll be trying to borrow our car…

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Hobbledown Farm

Danni had a jewelry event to attend to so I took the day off and Flynn and I drove out to Hobbledown Farm for the day.  It’s a typical children’s farm affair, but this one has sort of a Fairy and Goblins theme which is a nice change.  The day we went had incredible weather and it was mid-week so the place was practically empty which is always a bonus.  The one downside was that the actors playing the goblins etc. weren’t out that day so that defeated some of the purpose in going to this particular farm.  It didn’t seem to bother Flynn though, who had a great day seeing all of the different animals and playing in their soft-play area and massive sand pit.

The sand pit was even themed as a bit of a goblin mine and the kids were tasked with “digging up gems” that they could turn in for a lollipop if they got enough.  The gems were little glass beads and they were largely just strewn around on top of the sand, and given that we headed straight there when the farm opened we found more than enough to claim our sweet, plus bring a few “treasures” home.

All in all, it was a pretty nice day out.  I think he would get more out of the day if he were a bit older and able to play on more of the playground equipment, zip lines, etc., but we had fun regardless.  The fact that the farm was largely empty helped a lot though!

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Random Photos

I got a new phone recently and it takes some pretty nice photos, or rather, it does some automatic processing on the photos it takes to make then look nice.  Either way, I’ve been taking a lot of photos with it and none of them really warrant their own post so I’m just going to drop them all here.

I’ll likely do this a few in the foreseeable future as I play around with the new toy.  Hope you don’t mind a lack of context!

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