A celebration of my son – part 1

Last year some time I received a bunch of photos on CD of JJ at after school care. While cleaning up recently I came across it and thought I’d share. He has some gorgeous facial expressions.

Last night he was feeling particularly down and saying that everyone except me hates him. At least he knows I don’t hate him as he’s thought and said that in the past although deep down I’m sure he knows it’s not the case.

Anyway, these photos are from 2007 and 2008. They’re not in any particular order.

One thing I did today which I’ve been putting off for far far too long is take a DVD of photos along to the photo shop to get printed. I had this CD and the DVD I made, a total of nearly 2,500 photos. I was there for quite some time going through photos and deciding, or not, whether to get them printed.

The plan is for JJ to make a scrapbook celebrating his life, his achievements, his friends, etc etc. The idea is so that he can look at it when he’s feeling particularly down and hopefully bring himself back up again.

Looking through 2,500 photos in a short space of time made me smile. I think my lad’s very cute now but he was super cute when younger too because of his toddler chubby cheeks.

Anyway, back to the photos from after school care.

He made this mask himself and it’s probably still kicking around somewhere. I’ve made a date with him for next Friday to really tidy up his room. It’s something I’ve been putting off for far too long.

Wearing a mask

Wearing a necklace he made. I think this might be the one he ended up giving to me. I must wear it more often.


Face painting – a pirate – aaarrrggghhhhh!


After school care has a quiet room. It’s mostly pretty quiet and sometimes I find JJ in there, usually playing a quiet game with other kids or hiding under bean bags. I don’t think I’ve ever found him in there reading a book but obviously he does sometimes.


Here’s funny face number 1 of 200 (slight exaggeration).


As there are a few more photos I thought I’d spread them out over two posts. Stay tuned.


  1. says

    Oh I SO know what you mean about having so many photos you mean to print.. I have thousands on my hard drive, and yes, it makes me smile too to go thru them, kids grow so very fast!!!

    I hope his spirits lift soon, he’s absolutely adorable :)

  2. says

    Prizetastic, he is pretty adorable. I need to stay on top of the photos, not leave them for a few years before doing anything about them.

  3. says

    Oh my – I have 10 years of photos to sort and catalog, but I don’t take as many as some!!

    Gorgeous shots – he does have a very good face for it.