October was a big month for photography! Besides the two beautiful portrait sessions I already blogged, I took tons of pictures of everyday life, too. Mostly just the weekends if I'm being honest, but it still amounts to a LOT of photos, so this is the first of TWO blog posts documenting our October adventures.
Now that the weather is pleasant again, we've been to the park a lot! Afton still loves to swing.
Afton got a very special delivery from her friend Max. When my friend and colleague Gaela told me she had a car that her son had outgrown and wanted to hand down, I was picturing the plastic "cozy coop" I had as a kid, so my expectations were majorly exceeded by this gorgeous antique-style toy car! I love it, and Afton seems to be a big fan, too! It will be even more fun when she can reach the pedals. :)
I am also a little obsessed with her birdie Robeez shoes (thanks, Sweet T!), so I made sure they were thoroughly photographed while I was as it.
But back to antique cars. Afton's new wheels came just in time to get us geared up for Cruisin' the Coast. We had a lovely stroll downtown with our friends.
I've learned that some locals get annoyed by this massive block party because of the traffic, but I say bah humbug. It's so much fun! Even though I see them every year, I don't get tired of looking at all these cool old cars.
Lucy's dog Pepper even joined the fun!
Afton and I had some fun playtime later that same day. I stacked up the Very Hungry Caterpillar blocks (thanks, Grandma!), and she happily knocked them down.
It's acorn season here on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, and Afton has not yet figured out that these aren't meant for eating.
We had fun playing outside anyway!
When she's not trying to eat acorns, she likes playing with rocks!
Playing the piano is another favorite activity!
This adorable ensemble was a gift from another of my awesome co-workers, who also happens to be our neighbor! Thanks, Jessi! Afton was looking like a sweet southern belle in her monogrammed onesie and pink tutu, so of course we had a little photo shoot. :)
Of course, there was another occasion for dressing up in October: Halloween! We did a dry run with the costume on the weekend since there wouldn't be much time for picture-taking between work and sunset on Halloween night. Pretty sure this is the cutest butterfly I've ever seen! :)
She wasn't too sure what to think about candy...
...but she had fun learning the ropes of trick-or-treating from her friend Navarro the dinosaur. :)
That's the end of October, obviously, but I skipped a very important event that will get its own post. Stay tuned to find out what it is! ;)