A Rocket, Periscope, and other Presents from Grandma and Grandpa
Anthony Playing with a birthday present from Grandma and Grandpa -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 70 mm — 1/100 sec, f/2.8, ISO 1100 — full exif
Anthony Playing
with a birthday present from Grandma and Grandpa

I like to post about Anthony opening and playing with presents he receives, both because I like to keep it as a happy memory, and to share the joy with the gift-giver. It's been more than a month since Anthony turned six years old and it's been on my mind to share some shots of when he opened the presents from Grandma and Grandpa.

Opening the Card -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 66 mm — 1/100 sec, f/4.5, ISO 1600 — full exif
Opening the Card
What Could It Be? -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 62 mm — 1/100 sec, f/4.5, ISO 2800 — full exif
What Could It Be?
Uh, Okay, What Is It? -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 56 mm — 1/100 sec, f/5.6, ISO 2500 — full exif
Uh, Okay, What Is It?

We opened just the one on one night, then the rest the next night. On the second night, the combination of fluorescent lighting above and an incandescent lamp to the side made for some pretty odd (and oddly striking) lighting....

Checking Out the Goodies -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 24 mm — 1/100 sec, f/5.6, ISO 3600 — full exif
Checking Out the Goodies
A ROCKET!!!!!! but, er, not really.....??? -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 70 mm — 1/100 sec, f/4, ISO 1400 — full exif
A ROCKET!!!!!!
but, er, not really.....???

The package with a picture of a Space Shuttle indicated a rocket, but except for the picture, nothing else really seemed to jive with the whole “rocket” idea, so he wasn't sure what to make of it. It would have helped clarify things if he could have read the Freeze-Dried Ice Cream label.

Response To “What Do You Think It Is?” -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 58 mm — 1/100 sec, f/4, ISO 1400 — full exif
Response To
“What Do You Think It Is?”
Response To “Believe It Or Not, It's Ice Cream ” -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 60 mm — 1/100 sec, f/4, ISO 1400 — full exif
Response To
“Believe It Or Not, It's Ice Cream

Another present was a “spy periscope”, which he thought was just amazing.

Checking Out The View while Daddy makes a photo with absolutely nothing in focus -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 62 mm — 1/100 sec, f/2.8, ISO 2000 — full exif
Checking Out The View
while Daddy makes a photo with absolutely nothing in focus

He's often pretended that he had such a device, for example, in this picture pretending a stick was a periscope for spying on some geese. Now, actually having one, he was beside himself with enjoyment, here spying on Mommy while she makes a silly face...

I C U -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 70 mm — 1/100 sec, f/2.8, ISO 2200 — full exif
I C U

Later, it was time to return to the freeze-dried ice cream...

Pondering the Impossibilities of dry fluffy ice cream -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 62 mm — 1/100 sec, f/2.8, ISO 900 — full exif
Pondering the Impossibilities
of dry fluffy ice cream

Anthony is better at showing his thanks than I am.... it took me five weeks to post this, but Anthony sent Grandma and Grandpa a handwritten Thank You note right away.


All 2 comments so far, oldest first...

One of my favorite toys as a kid was a periscope with a built-in water gun. Amazing stuff. When will you take some photos through the periscope and give us some stats on its resolving power?!

Also, Rush Hour is an awesome game. Fun and challenging for all ages.

— comment by Andrew S on December 3rd, 2008 at 11:20am JST (9 years ago) comment permalink

I was thinking “Rush Hour” is pretty difficult for that age, but then noticed this one says it’s a “Jr.” version.

The original name of “Rush Hour” was “Tokyo Parking” and it was first presented at a puzzle party in Tokyo.

The “Jr” version is really great… very appropriate. He blasted through most of the “Beginner” ones right away, and when he ran into difficulty with some at the next level, then I joined him to introduce strategy and planning ahead and such. I really likes it. —Jeffrey

— comment by 和葉葉葉葉葉 on December 10th, 2008 at 11:18am JST (9 years ago) comment permalink
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