We are fortunate to have a playground right near our building. It usually takes us a while to get to it because Eric has to inspect every interesting thing we pass on the way. He loves going there and he wishes he was big enough to play on the big kids area. He isn't too sure of the swings but he loves the slide. This last trip he decided that he was big enough to go down the slide without help. It breaks my heart that he is growing up so fast! He gets more independent every day. I guess that is how it is supposed to be.