It DOES fly (already has and he's only 2 1/2!). We made the walking stick out of a broken tree branch we found on his Uncle's property. Already used a wood burner to engrave his name. Next up, a few coats of varnish!
You're right on with the personality thing. Such a fun kid (if not a little mischievous)!
bilzmale, thanks for the kind words. He is most assuredly "all boy". I had the same thoughts about the shadows, but as a father to a 4 year old and 2 year old, I have precious little time for post-processing. Most of my shots are out of camera. They'll be plenty of time later for post-processing. For the time being, using OOC shots helps me think about my shots more. I do appreciate the input, it's helps me to improve. Happy Monday everyone!