It's amazing what a difference 18 months can make:
This is Jamie back in May 2010. He desperately wanted to master the monkey bars. He'd get me to give him a boost up to the first bar, and then I'd have to prop him up while he would slowly go from one bar to the next.
If I didn't hold on to him, he'd manage to get to the second bar, and then he just didn't have the strength to get any further. He'd hang there, little arms trembling, trying to get up the strength to take that second hand off the bar and swing it to the next.... but he just wasn't strong enough.
And he'd drop down to the ground.
Over and over and over and over he'd try. I felt so sorry for the little guy.
Flash forward to this week. Jamie's now had six months at school. He plays on the climbing equipment every day. I had been unaware of how clever my son has become. Look at him go now!
And look at the difference in photos with a nice new DSLR in the intervening 18 months too ;). I love my camera!