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Well, folks, it seems that I took a LOT of photos last month. You probably know I've already shared a whole blog post about our evening at the vineyards and another one documenting the rest of our trip to the Outer Banks, but that still leaves three more weeks of June. As I was culling these photos (after editing the vacation ones) in Lightroom, I was calling them "the June leftovers," but there's actually a lot of good stuff in here, so read on! :)
Vacations are wonderful, but we really have had a lot of fun right here at home, too.
It's been hot, but we've still managed some walks around the neighborhood.
Same goes for our Sunday morning photo shoots before church. Many thanks to Sweet T and Aunt Trecia for these adorable dresses!
Sidewalk chalk has been a recent favorite outdoor activity. It's possible that Afton might even enjoy it, too. ;) Seriously, why do we grow up and quit doodling on the sidewalk? It is so much fun!
Of course, we've done lots of cooling off in the water this summer, too. Afton's favorite word right now is "pool" but she had not experienced a splash park until Navarro's birthday party, and I think it's safe to say she was a big fan! Our friends the Palmers sure do know how to throw a party!
Another current favorite: animal sounds! Below are a monkey, a cow, and a lion. Can you tell which is which? ;)
The last night of the month was an eventful one. After work, we headed to Gulfport to visit the Lynn Meadows Discovery Center--which is FREE one Friday night per month! Afton had tons of fun exploring Kids Street.
We all enjoyed playing with the musical instruments outside. The sounds were so soothing!
It was pretty crowded inside (did I mention it was FREE?) but Afton still enjoyed the pretend grocery store and (my personal favorite) the giant Lite Brite.
Before heading back to Ocean Springs, we stopped for dinner at the recently opened Felix's. The ocean breeze was perfect, the food was delicious (especially the oysters), AND we met James Carville! Not bad for a spontaneous Friday night outing!
Another month of Gulf Coast living is in the books, and I'd say it's been a good one! How's your summer going so far? Let me know in the comments!