Friday, February 20, 2009

Photostory Friday and gifts from school

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek

Last week I posted about Joubert testing my patience.
But he can also be so very, very sweet! He is a real little collector - forever picking up sticks, stones, bottle tops, feathers etc. Every time I empty his pockets before putting his clothes in the washing machine, I am amazed at what I find in there.
Since he was very small, he's gotten it into his head that I like feathers. I must have made a big fuss when he found his first feather, but every time he finds one he presents it to me with great pride. I'm also not aloud to lose these feathers. He check up on me to make sure I keep them!
Anyway. Since he started at his new school, he has taken to collecting little things on the school ground and bringing them home as gifts for me. Initially, I got a whole bunch of feathers, but he has since discovered a tree that grows these funny looking seed pods (or something).

I carefully saves them in a side pocket of his bag and then arranges them on the windowsill in the kitchen. They are quite messy and I have quite an impressive collection already, but I don't have the heart to get rid of them. How sweet is the boy who collects special gifts for his mom during the school day?


MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

I love that he's your little photographer assistant! And I love what he chose, I think this is a fantastic idea.

And for the record, my guy, tests my patience all. the. time. too.


Ann said...

What an adorable portrait, of a very thoughtful young man, such a relaxed pose, and beautifully focused. As Ive said before you are the portrait QUEEN.

Maggie May said...

He is a brilliant child. A real cute good looker!
Knows how to please his mom with little gifts!

mommaof4wife2r said...

how fun...and he's adorable!

Tiaras & Tantrums said...

quite the little collector dude you have there!!

Jeanette said...

Lol that's so cute!! Love the seeds he's collecting

Michelle said...

What a wonderful portrait of your son.

Tabitha Blue/Fresh Mommy said...

Aww that is so sweet. Adorable how he is always thinking about you and bringing you special gifts!! And your photos are great!!!

Briony said...

those seeds are awesome! so cool looking i love the texture...and of course your lil photographer is a cutie too!

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

That shot of him lying there looking at his collection, is so sweet!

Chris said...

What a guy! He's buttering you up for something -- I just know it.

Karin, every picture you take is beautiful, have I ever mentioned that?

lisaschaos said...

Oh the many years you will have of this joy! I bet you can't wait to see what else will be coming home in the pockets. :)