In the last two weeks, Sarah and I have taken Nate to a dairy,an apple orchard, and a pumpkin patch. We're quickly running out of places to go where we can be reasonably certain to find a petting zoo.
For a kid who's spent so much of his first two years living in New York City, Nate is making up for lost time in the country. I lived my first twenty-two years in Georgia and North Carolina, but he's quickly gaining on me in things that apparently qualify as southern living.
Pictures for your enjoyment. Notice that Nate is experimenting with a new fake smile. I challenge one and all, if you think yourself capable of making a kid half as cute as mine, give it a try. I dare you.