I realized I forgot to write about Father's Day. We spent a beautiful Sunday in our favorite NYC spot, Central Park. After letting Nathan have some fun in the playground, we headed up to the carousel. One of my most vivid memories as a child is riding the Martha's Vineyard Flying Horses. Riding a carousel as a kid is fun enough, but when you add the excitement of trying to catch the infamous brass ring, earning you a free ride, it's even more fun. So I was excited for Nathan to have his first experience on a carousel.
We ventured up the hill and Nathan seemed very intrigued by the music and lights as we waited our turn in the warm sun. When the time came to get on, Will put him on top of a horse and he smiled a big double dimple smile. But as soon as the ride started, he freaked out! The ride goes very fast and the music was very loud and Nathan got very upset. We were probably on there for about 3 minutes but it felt like 3 hours. We took turns trying to comfort him and he finally relaxed and seemed to tolerate the ride.
Unfortunately, we left our good camera at home, the batteries were dead in our not-so-good camera, and all we had to use was our cell phone camera which resulted in the not-so-good pictures below. But regardless of how good the photos came out or how not-so-good the carousel ride was, I know the day was a success because Will got to hang out with his best friend in the whole wide world!