Jake's new favorite game is swinging on his belly, putting his hands out and pretending to be spiderman, swinging through the air on his web.
It's so much fun watching him be more and more imaginative in his play. He will often just lose himself, pretending to be a superhero, or buzz lightyear, or whatever he can think of in that moment. He's really been much more independent in his play recently. And we've been getting a lot of use out of the swingset, too! It's nice to be able to take the kids out there after school and let Jake get some energy out before bedtime. He'll often play spiderman on the swings, or ride that glider next to the swing, and pretend he's on Batman's motorcycle, chasing the bad guys. He also likes to retreat to the clubhouse part of the set, and hold "super secret meetings". I'm not usually allowed in on them, but Liam is :)
So while the playset might be been a huge pain to set up last year for my dad and Brian, it was worth it!