I have always loved this picture, and since it's close to Fat Tuesday, I thought it appropriate. Sam loved these beads and played with them/wore them all the time. They came in a box just for him from a kind man in New Orleans. I had purchased something on Ebay from the man, and for some reason it took a lot longer than expected to receive the item. So he "was going to send me a little something extra for my trouble". Yep...the box of beads. It was a good sized box, too, and the shipping was like $10. I couldn't believe that he did it, and I also didn't know what I would do with a box of beads. But, wouldn't you know it! My 13-month old son absolutely LOVED them.