don't know why we bothered to wonder if our kids were big enough for this particular playset. as soon as they were given the go-ahead, both scampered up-down-and-all-around the entire thing!
and, even though it'll be a bit before these trees provide much shade, we are happy to have them in the ground to work towards that. hopefully they live thru all the dry weather... our planting timing is impeccable. the rest of the summer will probably continue to be dry, and we know that there are several business trips in the works. hmmm. guess we're just hoping for the best and being happy that the trees were a screamin' good deal. :)