Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Maymont Park in Richmond

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!"


  1. Great pictures! Looks like an awesome park! Funny about the water. We're camping in Brevard next weekend and we're going to do all the waterfalls in Dupont State Forest. I can't wait to see Shelby's reaction to the water.

  2. I know you always think M looks more like your husband, but I think you guys look alike in the second one near the waterfall :) That place looks great! Glad you had fun, and neat to see her exploring so much on her own!

    1. Aww thank you, Brittney!! I love to hear that she might look a LITTLE like me :)

  3. This looks like such a fun place! I'd love to take Ella here sometime when we are visiting my parents in Virginia! :)

  4. I love your blog because your daughter is just a couple months older than mine and I think they have similar looks. So fun to watch her grow! Wondering where you got your adorable flip flops? Are they comfy?

  5. That looks like it was a ton of fun!