Colleen at The New Unschooler tagged me for the 4th Picture Folder, 4th Photo meme and it seemed so easy, I couldn’t ignore it (not that I would have ignored it if hadn’t been so easy — or would I have?)…

Here are the rules:

1. Go to the 4th picture folder on your computer.
2. Post the 4th picture in that folder.
3. Explain the picture.
4. Tag 4 more bloggers.

My folders are dated, so since I got my first digital camera in early 2001, the fourth folder was 2001-06. I knew right away the photo was going to be one of Theodore since he was born that year. What fun it was to find the 4th photo!! It really brought back memories.

Push Up 2

Regular readers of my blog may recall that my youngest son is a competitive gymnast.  He’s really good (if I do say so myself!).  Seeing this photo again reminded me of a bunch of other photos similar to this one that I took in June and July of 2001 when he was 5 and 6 months old.  The kid had amazing control of and awareness of his body.

I called this photo “Strength Training for the Great Crib Escape”:

Push Up 1

I swear he was trying to do a forward roll here:

Push Up 3

He never did anything the easy way:

Climber 1

So it was no surprise at all to me when he foiled the barricade and climbed the stairs at 6 months:

Climber 2

And just look where it has taken him:

parallel bars

I’m now tagging (gosh it was hard to select only 4, but nice not to have to select a lot or I would have just let people select themselves):

Throwing Marshmallows

Wistful Wanderlust

Day by Day Discoveries

Get In Hang On