This is my sweet Jack who had turned three that summer. Jack was playing with these fabulous lacing beads. Jack received them as a 2006 Christmas gift from Aunt Marsha and we still love them now. They are great for building fine motor skills, teaching those little fingers how to manipulate them onto the string, and we also love to stack and sort them. They are just one of those great toys that we pull out over and over. In this particular picture, Jack was trying to look through the little hole...as you can see, he hadn't quite gotten the idea yet!