My parents gave TM and D. a pair of really cool building sets for Christmas. They are a little trickier to build with than Legos, but as a result the item which is built is quite a bit more stable. (Raise your hand if a child has come running to you to show you his or her newest creation only to have it break apart before you got to see it.) TM in particular has really taken to building with this new toy. Not only has he been able to build things for which he has instructions, but he has also been able to look at pictures on the box (for which there are no instructions... why?) and build those as well. This crane falls in the second category: built only with a picture to look at. D. helped out by holding and following TM's directions.
Here it is with the hook down:
The boys both say, "Thank you Grammy and Grandpa!"