Springtime Memories

It's time for a lot more catch-up here in blog-land! This time I'm rolling a whole season into one long post, but it's going to be short on words and long on photos (mostly of Afton, with a side of nature.) ;) So, back in March, the Easter bunny visited the yacht club, and Afton was quite happy to meet him (or her?)! 

baby girl with Easter bunner

The azaleas were in gorgeous bloom. The hydrangeas weren't anymore, but this weirdo photographer thinks they're beautiful when they're dead.

March flowers in Ocean Springs, Mississippi (azaleas and dead hydrangeas)

Afton's first Easter was a wonderful day! After a glorious (as always) worship service at our church, we had friends over for a delicious potluck dinner at our house.

formal Easter dinner and family photo for baby's first Easter

Isn't she adorable with her first Easter basket? :)

cute baby girl's first Easter (with parents, in Easter dress with Easter basket)

The wisteria was beautiful in April.

beautiful wisteria flower blooms

(And it was in good company!)

beautiful spring flowers in Ocean Springs, Mississippi

April was also time for a terrific visit from Sweet T and Great Granny! Afton loved all the extra lovin' she got while they were around!

baby girl with grandmother and great-grandmother
baby girl in Sunday dress with mother and grandmother
cute baby girl smiling with grandmothers

Irises (Sweet T's favorite!) bloomed next!

purple iris flowers with green leaves in backyard
tropical leaves in backyard

Our girl just keeps getting cuter!

cute baby girl in magenta dress on green quilt
baby girl crawling and looking out front door window
baby girl making funny faces

She really loves playing at this window. I like to think it's because she is a photographer-in-training and is learning to find the best light. ;)

baby girl loves playing at bay window with curtains

We took lots of walks with her in the stroller this Spring!

baby girl in stroller

One weekend, Tom and Lucy joined us for a lovely evening at Shaggy's in Biloxi. Tasty food, fabulous view, and fun playground--what's not to love?!

baby girl with family and friends at Shaggy's in Biloxi

The backyard looked especially pretty in May.

beautiful pink flowers and green leaves in backyard

We enjoy the playground in our neighborhood!

baby girl with parents at park with swings and slide

But when you're a baby, the whole world is a playground!

baby girl playing at home

I think this upside-down photo captures her personality better than any I've taken so far. :)

funny photos of baby girl

We were excited to try out this new tandem swing at the Little Children's Park. It made me a little dizzy, but Afton was a big fan! 

baby girl swinging with parents at Little Children's Park in Ocean Springs

Shew! That was a lot of photos! What fun to look back on these sweet memories. :)