My one and only chaperoning gig this year...acting as one of the adults on the first grade trip to Maymont. I wasn't sure what to expect - would we be inspecting the animals, visiting the nature center? Picnicking on the hillside? The experience was most like a hike, keeping 25 kids (in Ms. Mallory's class...there were at least two other classes in the park, too) moving from Italian garden to Japanese garden, past the bears, through the wild birds, up the hill to the petting zoo, and right through to the trees on the other side, where we lunched and then hopped back on the buses.
Griff and Mia, his girlfriend since kindergarten.
Allie and Savannah, two of Griff's best buds: