5.09.2012

Glimpses of My Boy, vol. 2

It's been two and a half years since my last Glimpses of My Boy post and so much has changed since then.  I have noticed that as time passes, I have no problem remembering all of the big events in my boy's life.  It's the day-to-day stuff that unfortunately seems to fade from my memory.  

With the last remaining weeks of my boy's elementary school career drawing to an end, I thought it would be the perfect time to take another peek at my boy.

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Harry Potter Lego creations lining the top of his bookcase.

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A silly horse head mounted on the wall.

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A place to do homework, be creative, or fiddle with a wooden robot.

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My boy's antique coat tree.  Instead of holding coats, it is the perfect resting place for his furry trapper hat, "real Indiana Jones whip."  On weekends, it also holds his backpack.

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The boy's very own fireproof safe. It's the place where my sentimental guy keeps all special treasures from years gone by.  Pictured: A plastic vial containing the pin from his finger and the rock from his elbow, his tooth fairy box with all of his lost baby teeth inside (Eww!), "Mr. Bee," a favorite chewy toy from when he was a baby, a recordable picture frame (the boy likes to listen to his 9-month-old babbles), little hankies cut from one of his blankets (he used to tuck them into his pocket just like Owen), and the bow tie he wore at my sister's wedding along with the yellow dump truck he insisted on carrying as he walked the aisle.

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A place to sit and read.

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The boy's ever-growing collection of pocket knives.

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The top of my boy's retro thrift store dresser.  It holds a jar of seashells collected in California, fossils, pictures, the fish tank, a model of a fighter jet, a miniature replica of the Wall Street bull and his three money jars: one to give away and one to save and one to spend.

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Giant size 10.5 shoes lined up under his dresser.

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His special blankie, now worn and tattered, draped over the side of his loft bed.

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His ever-growing collection of rocks, fossils and minerals.

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The boy's current favorite drum kit... a vintage Lugwig kit with a 50's Gretsch snare drum.

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The boy's drum lesson notebook and practice log.

As we enter this new phase of life called Middle School, I am filled with a mix of emotions.  Sadness that the sands of time are slipping all too quickly through my fingers and excitement for what lies ahead.  

I am thankful to have this blog as a place to store memories.  It will be fun to look back at this post and others in the years to come.

2 comment(s). Leave yours!:

kathleen said... Best Blogger Tips

Wonderful glimpses of a truly special boy!

helen said... Best Blogger Tips

pictorial character development...he's a treasure.

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