Spring in Boise really is beautiful. We’ve been soaking up the gorgeous blooming trees and flowers, sunny weather, and cute baby chicks. Taking a walk in the park is a regular evening activity these days, and we’ve also had a number of fun spring activities in recent weeks.
Evan just had his last week of spring soccer this past week, and it has been so much fun watching him play every Saturday morning!
Cole has been continuing to work hard at Taekwondo and earned his red belt a few weeks ago! He is pretty determined to get his black belt, and I’m so proud of his dedication to the sport. His annual spring tournament is coming up this weekend, and I think we are all a little nervous and excited for it!
We also had a super fun evening at Cole’s school book fair last week. His school made it such a nice event with food trucks and live music, and we ended up spending a whole evening there eating, browsing all of the books, and playing on the playground with friends.
And of course this past weekend I celebrated Mother’s Day with my little family! (BTW – if you are looking for a Meghan Markle dress dupe from her baby introduction this one really fits the bill!) I’m so dang thankful for these two sweet boys, and they really made the day so special for me with a delicious brunch and some precious homemade gifts. Mother’s Day is a bit bittersweet for me as my relationship with my own mother has been very complicated throughout my entire life, and I have been estranged from my family now for a few years. It is a difficult topic to talk about (I’m working up the courage to blog about it one of these days!), but for those with strained relationships with your mothers – you aren’t alone and it is possible to break dysfunctional cycles and have a loving relationship with your own children – even if you didn’t have the best examples growing up. These two are the absolute joy of my life, and all I hope for is for them to know how much I love them.