June, Part 1: Mississippi

I have lots of photos to share from last month! I’ll save the vacation photos for another post—first, here’s a peek at what we were up to at home.

cute children having fun at home in Ocean Springs, MS
three-year-old sister snuggling with baby brother

Jonas kept up his excellent sleeping habits, and still loved being swaddled—unlike Afton, who hated it from the beginning. I’m curious to see if this difference keeps up as he gets older; Afton often says “Don’t get me stuck!” or “I don’t like tight!” to this day.

baby boy sleeping peacefully in Moses basket

It was hot, but we still took some lovely walks in the neighborhood.

nature photography in Bienville Place neighborhood in Ocean Springs, Mississippi

Afton had a lot of fun in the kitchen, whether helping us cook…

little girl helping Daddy cook in the kitchen - Ocean Springs lifestyle photography

…or doing science experiments! (This one was a sink-or-float activity from Little Passports—still a favorite at our house!)

little girl doing sink or float science experiment in the kitchen

Afton took her first dance class, and she’s hooked!

little girl ready for first ballet class

See?! She even did some dance moves while modeling this new Mexican dress that Memaw and Popaw brought back from New Mexico. I had big plans of her wearing this along with the matching flower crown to Frida Fest, but the crazy rain kept us away. :(

little girl in authentic Mexican dress

We also had a great visit to Lynn Meadows Discovery Center with some wonderful new friends!

kids on climbing structure at Lynn Meadows Discovery Center

These two had the sweetest little tea party…

girl having tea party at Lynn Meadows Discovery Center in Gulfport, Mississippi

…shopped (and worked) at the grocery store…

little girls in Lynn Meadows Discovery Center grocery store

..starred in TV shows…

little girls in pretend TV studio at Lynn Meadows Discovery Center

…did an art project…

little girls doing an art project at Lynn Meadows Discovery Center

…and had tons of fun learning about science.

girls having fun in science area at Lynn Meadows Discovery Center in Gulfport, Mississippi

Fun times! Up next: another Outer Banks vacation! :)