Gavin loves Super Heros. I am not sure where it all started, he doesn't watch any shows other than PBS really...but he LOVES Spider Man and anything that resembles a Super Hero. His Grammy bought him Spider Man jammies and some new Spider Man underwear and he is in seventh heaven. He will come bounding out of his room, come to a halt, pose with arms spread wide and shout "Spidey Man". He is always out to get the "Bad Guy" and to save the day. A few days ago we all went for a walk (it was a balmy 75 degrees) and simply had to wear the Super Hero cape. (My mother picked it up for Jos in Utah when she took Jesse to the MTC. It is double sided with the symbol for Super Man on one side and the symbol for Batman on the other. It is Josiah's, but Gavin will fight tooth and nail to wear it.) So off we go on our walk. Josiah leading the way on his bike, I'm following with Gunner in my sling and Kit is tailing with Gavin on his big wheel. Gavin has just learned to pedal, but he forgets to steer as he pedals so he will go in circles. He did that for awhile, then decided to make a run for it by pulling a Fred Flintstone and using his feet to run him where he wanted to go. All the while his Super Hero cape is flapping in the wind. I had to smile at him, bright eyes and rosy cheeked, I remembered how much fun being a mom can be.
Another Super Hero incident occurred Friday. I was in Gunner's room nursing and I heard the back door open and shut. The boys had decided to go out back to play. This doesn't worry me too much because we are fortunate to have a large fenced-in backyard. I finished nursing and went to check on my big boys. What a site! Josiah was being "constructive" with some extra lumber we have and Gavin was being (surprise!) Spider Man and off to get the "Bad Guy". Unlike the real Spider Man all decked out in his spider suit, this "Spidey Man" was clad only in his one-of-a-kind Spider Man underwear and scaling our fence. Quite the sight!! I grabbed the camera and had to snap a few. Fodder, my dears, for his dating years! Gotta love being a mom!