Here are my favorites:
We have had absolutely gorgeous weather this week and have been savoring every minute of it. I absolutely adore Texas in the spring and fall, and I'm soaking up these beautiful 60-70*, sunny days before the hot, humid weather makes it way here in a few months. The boys have loved getting to go outside and play, and I've had the windows open most of each day to let the fresh air in. And seeing all of the Bradford Pear, crepe myrtle and redbud trees start to bloom is a big favorite of mine!
I'm in a bit of denial that we only have two more months left of school until summer. Truly, it just goes by in the blink of an eye. I was feeling super sappy the other day just thinking about it and ordered the boys each a copy of "Oh, The Places You'll Go!" that I'm going to have their teachers write a sweet little note in at the end of this school year, and keep the tradition going each year until they're seniors in high school. I'm not really a "keeper of things" (more like, I throw out so many of the things they bring home from school and save only a handful from each school year and of course, all of the precious hand- and footprint crafts) -- but I'm excited for them to have a little memento that they can hang on to and read what nice (hopefully) things their teachers from each school year will have to say about them.
I was talking to my friend Emily the other day and we were discussing some parenting books that have helped us with our boys. I shared with her these three and thought I'd share them here, too. These three books have really been a game-changer for me in terms of parenting and I'm about to go back and re-read them all again -- because let's be honest, I'm far from a perfect parent and need any and all help I can get. The books are: "The New Strong-Willed Child"; "Parenting with Love and Logic"; and "Raising Men, Not Boys."
Did anyone watch this season of "The Bachelor?" Y'all, I went into it liking Arie a lot, but he honestly showed his true colors on the last episode and "After the Final Rose." I'm so #TeamBecca and I'm so proud of how she carried herself on the ATFR episode! And I'm thrilled she is the new Bachelorette! What were y'all's thoughts?!
It's most certainly not a "favorite," but I would be remiss if I didn't mention it. It was honestly a sad last few days in our household, as our best friends moved to Austin. We actually met through our kids and went to the same church, same school, etc., and our kids are best friends, too. Anyway, we've known they were moving since January, but the day finally came earlier this week and I've just been a wreck. Thankfully Austin is only three hours from Dallas-Fort Worth, but it's not the 10 minutes down the road we have been accustomed to. My friend Victoria and her husband left Tuesday, but her parents were keeping the boys through this weekend and so her mom met us at the park with the boys on Wednesday to play and say our final goodbyes. My heart broke seeing Walker cry, but I'm so thankful we have plans to see each other already for later this month, in May, July and hopefully lots more in between.
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