Why is the week following a break always so haaaaaaaard?! We had a rocky re-entry to real life after Spring Break, but hallelujah, we made it to Friday! We’ve got a busy weekend of kid’s sports and birthday parties, and I’m hosting our first real dinner party in the new house. Hopefully no one will notice the hole in the floor from our Watergate episode. Never mind that it’s by the front door.
We’ve got rain in the forecast, but last week was beautifully sunny, so the kids and I headed out for a little field trip to the Dallas Arboretum. I often receive emails from readers planning a visit to Big D, so I thought I’d share one of our favorite outdoor spots in the city.
In addition to a hands-on Children’s Adventure Garden, there are learning opportunities at every corner. These two usually bicker like cats and dogs, so I completely melt when I see moments like this. I think the sunshine changed their attitudes, too!
Of course I jumped at the opportunity to pull out some cute Spring clothes, and the gardens make a gorgeous backdrop for pictures. We saw two bridal and three quinceanera portrait sessions during our visit…it makes my heart clench to think of this one in a wedding dress one day. And can we talk about that hair?! It obviously skipped a generation because my mom has it, too.
My little Miss…always opting for sneakers like her brother. I have managed to convert her over to the jean jacket camp though.
I love the color and pattern of this blouse…it’s comfy, but still looks pulled together. As for sizing, I think it runs a bit large…I’m wearing an XS, but still had to layer a cami to keep the girls hidden. #aintnobodywantstoseethegirls Perhaps if I had larger girls the shirt wouldn’t hang so low? #theresathought You can find other color options here, and this sleeveless version is only $20!
Total sidenote: I know we’re thinking Spring, but who has this tunic? The big markdown has me thinking I need it for next year. Doesn’t it just make you want to curl up and nap?!?
There are a few cafes and sidewalk vendors, and picnic baskets are welcome, as well. It’s just charming and relaxing everywhere you look.
One more inch and he’ll be as tall as me. Talk about heart-clenching!!
If you’re visiting Dallas on a beautiful day (which is most of the time), I highly recommend an afternoon at the Dallas Arboretum. And if you have kids of any age, the Perot Museum of Nature & Science is a must! Have you been to Dallas? What’d you love to do while here? Happy weekend, lovebugs!
Little brag: Did you know Dallas has the largest Arts District in the nation?! #yesmaam
*I was thrilled to collaborate with Nordstrom for this post, but all outfits, opinions, and city-pimping are my own. Thank you for supporting Hi Sugarplum sponsors!*