105 weeks and 1 day | Technology {captured moments 6.02.2015}

These captured moments are only from last month.

As my dad had been in hospital over Christmas, I hadn’t given the boys their presents from my parents as I thought it would be nice to wait — until both my mum and dad could see their grandsons open the gifts they’d chosen for them.

So in February, we had a mini second Christmas! Sadly my daddy was still too ill to  come over and see us in person, so I set up a Facetime on the iPad and the boys unwrapped their presents with my mum and  dad watching!

It’s times like this I’m so grateful that we have this kind of amazing technology at our fingertips!

To be able to chat to my parents and have them in the room — virtually — when their little grandsons were opening the gifts they’d bought, was magical.

If you’d have gone back in time — even 10 years — this kind of technology in the home would have been considered space-age.

We’re so incredibly lucky to live in an era — and a country — where this kind of innovation is almost considered commonplace.

Technology is a beautiful thing, that’s for sure.

Captured Moments

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Caro Davies

Caro Davies art directed fashion and interiors before leaving the world of design to pursue a career in social media. She can now be found chasing the light — and two small twin boys.

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41 Comments

  1. 20th March 2015 / 9:36 pm

    Caro the boys are just gorgeous , lovely photos and I am sorry your Dad was too ill to visit xx

  2. kidGLloves
    21st March 2015 / 3:44 pm

    The GL Gang says – What gorgeous photos and such a lovely thing to do for your parents. We truly hoe your Dad is on the road to recovery xx #mycapturedmoment #pocolo

    • 21st March 2015 / 4:12 pm

      Thanks SO much! :) He’s getting there, slowly but surely X

  3. 22nd March 2015 / 8:47 am

    Ah this is so wonderful. Such a great idea. I must admit, I am so behind the times and rarely use it. But I love the fact you have taken advantage of a great piece of technology for such a beautiful, personal family moment. Xx

    • 22nd March 2015 / 7:37 pm

      My dad bought my mom an iPad for her birthday in December and it’s been a BRILLIANT way to stay in touch with them!! The boys really love being able to see their nanna and poppa on the screen! :) x

  4. 22nd March 2015 / 9:11 pm

    Ah so sorry your dad missed Christmas but yes at times like that it is wonderful that we have this technology to help us. #sundaystars

    • 23rd March 2015 / 1:51 pm

      Thanks so much! It was a very strange Boxing day, that’s for sure! Not at all what we’d planned. So glad for the iPad!! :)

  5. 23rd March 2015 / 1:24 pm

    Sorry to hear about your Dad :( Beautiful photographs of the boys. Lovely xx

  6. 24th March 2015 / 6:55 am

    It’s so amazing what modern technology can do now. How did we survive? Sorry to hear about your dad. Hope getting better. He must have loved the pics ️xx #twinklytuesday

    • 24th March 2015 / 12:18 pm

      I don’t know!! It’s scary isn’t it?! These things that we rely on these days!! I feel like I’ve lost a limb if my phone battery dies when I’m out and about! x

  7. 24th March 2015 / 8:45 am

    Beautiful captured moment – technology is so wonderful for times like these, isn’t it. How lovely to have a second mini-Christmas. We also have that Playmobil zoo and my girls love it :-)

    • 24th March 2015 / 12:20 pm

      Thanks so much Louise! To be honest, a second Christmas is something we may continue with! The boys loved opened a present in February — they had so much at Christmas, itself, it was nice to keep a couple of things back! x

  8. 24th March 2015 / 10:38 am

    Gorgeous and I totally agree. We Skype all the time with both sets of my boy’s Grandparents. Very grateful that they can still feel like they’re a part of his life from thousands of miles away.

    #twinklytuesday

    • 24th March 2015 / 1:03 pm

      It’s something that I’m so grateful for! Although we live equidistant between both sets of our parents, it’s still a bit too far to just pop in! Being able to Facetime — and the boys to be able to see their grandparents — is a real gift. Also, as a result, it feels like they know them better than they would if we didn’t have regular virtual contact! x

  9. 24th March 2015 / 10:38 am

    sorry to hear about your dad, beautiful photos caro i really love your photography! x

    • 24th March 2015 / 1:03 pm

      Thanks so much Amy, that’s such a lovely thing to say! x

  10. Spidermummy
    24th March 2015 / 1:53 pm

    Gosh I hope your Dad is ok lovely. Thank God for technology, what a great idea & lovely way to share the moment with them x

    • 25th March 2015 / 11:50 am

      Thank you — dad is on the mend now! All the better for having seen his grandsons opening their presents via the wonders of technology! :)

  11. 24th March 2015 / 2:00 pm

    Gorgeous photos and what a lovely thing to do! I’m sure your mum and dad loved being able to share this, and I hope your dad is doing okay x #twinklytuesday

    • 25th March 2015 / 11:50 am

      Thanks Yvette! It’s an amazing way of sharing moments with people who are miles away! What would we do without it? x

  12. 24th March 2015 / 2:18 pm

    It is amazing what technology can do now for relationships! It brings us together, in more ways than one.
    I am sending wishes for your Dad’s recovery, take care!
    And thanks again for being a lovely hostess <3

    • 25th March 2015 / 11:49 am

      Thanks Christina — it definitely brings us together. Although I took photographs, for my parents to be able to see the boys opening the gifts in real time was amazing!! x

  13. 24th March 2015 / 3:01 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear about your Dad and I hope things are getting better. Technology is just wonderful isn’t it, how did we cope without it? What absolutely adorable pics!! Mim @ http://www.mamamim.com #TwinklyTuesday

    • 25th March 2015 / 11:48 am

      Thanks so much Mim — my dad’s definitely on the mend now! I agree — how did we cope?! x

  14. 24th March 2015 / 4:56 pm

    Sorry to hear about your dad. Beautiful photos xx

  15. 24th March 2015 / 8:11 pm

    Sorry to hear about your dad lovely lad. Your boys are just so beautiful. Technology (FaceTime) is a wonderful thing – I work away sometimes and rely on FaceTime to see Zach! When I was in San Fran last year, I got to see his little face every day :) ‘twinklytuesday

    • 25th March 2015 / 11:42 am

      Thanks so much pet! It’s phenomenal isn’t it? We’re so incredibly lucky to have this kind of technology available to us! It’s SO space-age!!! x

  16. Mrs Puddleducky
    24th March 2015 / 8:14 pm

    Such lovely pictures ! Their characters really shine through ! X

  17. 24th March 2015 / 10:47 pm

    Caro, I’m so sorry to read this about your father, I hope he’s now feeling better. These pictures are magical, the boys look overjoyed with their gifts and you have such a good eye. Thank you so much for linking up to #mycapturedmoment xxx

    • 25th March 2015 / 11:35 am

      Aaah thanks so much — that’s lovely of you. He’s on the mend, thank you, which is brilliant. So happy he could witness them openeing their gifts over the iPad! Amazing isn’t it, the world we live in today?

  18. 25th March 2015 / 5:23 pm

    Gorgeous photos lovely. Technology is a wonderful thing. It was sad that your dad couldn’t be there in person but I am sure he loved watching your boys open their presents. I hope your dad is feeling better now. Hugs Mrs H xxxx PS Little Miss H has that Playmobil zoo – she loves it! Xxx

    • 25th March 2015 / 8:24 pm

      It is isn’t it? I feel utterly blessed that we live in such a technologically advanced era! We are SO lucky! X

  19. 25th March 2015 / 7:57 pm

    Such lovely photos, technology is great like that- so glad you got to share that moment with them xxx Thanks for hosting xx

  20. 25th March 2015 / 11:27 pm

    A nice idea to have a mini second Christmas and facetime your Dad. We use video calls a lot to speak to family abroad.. It’s fab!
    #twinklytuesday

    • 26th March 2015 / 3:02 pm

      Aaah it was SO nice! We may make it an annual event! :)

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