FAMILY- Editor's note

In putting together this year's Family Guide, we decided to look not only at where parents can go and what they can do with their children around the area, but also at what Charlottesville's children might be like tomorrow. 

If one family's story is any indication, the classrooms and playgrounds could look increasingly diverse, as Courteney Stuart finds in our story about how a local couple became parents through international adoption.

And hopeful as that future is, the past brought a smile to our face, too. That's because five local notables opened up their photo albums and offered us a look at themselves as kids. As you'll find, they've come a long way, baby. 

So, boys and girls of all ages, we hope you enjoy this, our annual look at a small slice of family life in central Virginia.