While in Richmond last week, my mom and I took M to one of my very favorite places, Maymont!
Maymont is a historic estate and public park in the city of Richmond that I grew up visiting on field trips, with girl scouts, and weekend trips with my family, and then with friends for picnics in high school and college. I was so excited to get to take M since I knew it was going to be a pretty summer week while we were back in Virginia visiting!
We started with the petting zoo. She was a little hesitant about feeding the animals herself, but she loved when we'd feed them!
This was one of the 2 seconds that she actually sat in her stroller. This girl walked and walked and walked and walked while we were here.
With her Gigi. This girl LOVES her Gigi.
I won't go into the history, but Maymont now has a sweet bear statue by the bear exhibit (didn't see any while we were there, boo!), that M thought was pretty awesome until she touched it and then all she could talk about was "HOT HOT HOT." Turns out a metal statue in the sun heats up pretty quickly on a warm day in June.
She would have jumped right into any of the running water if we would have let her.
Yes, I was only a little sure that I could hold her safely in my arms here. Just a little scary!
If you know Maymont, you know that there's about a thousand steps between the Japanese gardens and the Italian gardens. Don't worry, M walked up every single one with no help. Big girl doesn't need her mom or gigi to help!
I can't get enough of this face. My mom snapped this one right as I tickled her shoulders.
In the words of M, "ALL DONE! BYE BYE!"