It’s Great to Live in Texas

For the last 11 years, I’ve been enjoying some version of Texas Day at my kids’ various preschools. I mean, how great is it that our kids celebrate their state with a parade?

That must be a Texas thing, because I’m pretty sure there isn’t a Rhode Island parade (no offense to my Rhode Islanders reading).

Texas’ Independence Day is in March and schools usually pay homage to our sweet state sometime during the month. Luke’s school learned about all things Texas and culminated the week (and the kickoff to spring break) with a parade. In typical Lone Star weather fashion, the weather was a little gloomy and chilly. One minute before the parade, the sun broke out and boy, did it warm up.

I heart you Central Texas.

This was sweet Luke’s face when he spotted me along the route.

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I kept trying to adjust his hat and he was all, “Mom, this is the way it goes,” complete with finger point. Okay, Tim McGraw. You rock that hat any way you like it.

As we enter into the final two months of preschool, I find myself wondering what’s in store for Luke. His personality is as big as this great state and he really is our most social kid, next to John Paul. Trust me, if you’ve met John Paul, that’s a mighty big compliment. He loves being a part of activities like this and his joy is just so immeasurable.

I adore it.

Gianna and I loved seeing him in his element. Well, I loved seeing him, she was just content to eat her toes.

Long live the Lone Star state. I hope you’re ready for a cowboy named Luke.

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  1. Heather on March 17, 2015 at 3:25 pm

    Ha! He is so adorable!!

  2. Holly on March 17, 2015 at 5:49 pm

    Just moved to TX last month and am embracing all the Texas fun. The food here is truly amazing and I have never met friendlier people. I hope we love it here. 🙂

  3. Lauren M on January 28, 2016 at 1:49 pm

    I know this is waaaaaaaaaaay later than when you wrote this post, but as a Rhode Island native, I can confirm that there is indeed no Rhode Island Day/parade. However, our patriotic claim to fame is that the first Fourth of July parade was held in Bristol, RI and is still held there to this day. The state even got a special dispensation to make the road lines red, white, and blue instead of the standard double yellow.

    • Kathryn on January 28, 2016 at 3:12 pm

      Ha! How fun.

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