Sam and Nate got to enjoy what might be their last blast at Washington Park this week before the cold weather rolls in. They met their favorite friend Nina for a play date last week, and based on the forecast it may have been one of the last "outdoor" days for awhile. Nina's dad is a professor at UIS, just like me, and they live about 2 blocks away from us. We've had a fun time getting to know this family, and we look forward to doing more fun things with them this winter. As you can see from the first photo, Gina is releasing her inner Ansel Adams with some creative shots.