Never mind that 90% of the pictures from his 4th grade class trip to the Bronx Zoo was just random shots of him and his friends making faces/being dorks.
I went with a Cannon Powershot Elph 110 HS. It got decent reviews on Amazon and wasn't horribly expensive.
Of course when I popped the battery in, I had to test it out with the traditional point and shoot subject matter.
Mr. Cool playing on the computer.
Mr. Cheeseball drawing pictures.
Miss Droolsalot, well, drooling.
And of course--
It takes great cat pictures too!!
I'll have to wait a bit to try it out on some knitted/crafted/baked goods!