Unfortunately Derek's lack of enthusiasm in this photo doesn't truly reflect the good time he is having on the carosel. Since we've become friends of the Zoo (i.e. get free parking), we've been making bi-weekly visits after work to the zoo to see the monkeys and elephants - two of Dek's favorites. This is probably the first time in the last 18 months that he's enjoyed the carousel. When he was about 20 months in Chicago, he utterly rejected the experience and clung to me the whole time. I think this has something to do with taking him to Disney a bit too early and sticking him in those Tea Cups. He has developed more caution with carnival rides (including total meltdown last summer at the Arlington Fair), but now appears that things are more fun on these little contraptions that spin round and round.