We took a field trip to the Japanese Gardens at the Arboretum for his four-year portraits. This was the first time I think I can honestly say that he had a lot of fun. I’m learning! His favorite part was the fish. There were turtles, ducks, and HUGE coy fish in the pond for him to watch. He was too afraid to accept all of the sweet offers of food for him to drop into the water. That was just a little too close. But he loved watching them and yelling for the bigger ones to be nice to their friends. And that was enough to make the whole trip a success! I’m still working on the portraits, but I love this little reminder of our “date” together.