Technology | Captured Moments 06.02.2015

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.

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About 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.

41 thoughts on “Technology | Captured Moments 06.02.2015

  1. 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

  2. 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

    1. 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?

  3. 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

  4. 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 @ #TwinklyTuesday

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

    1. 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

  8. 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 :-)

    1. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

    1. 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

  11. 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

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