Friday Favorites


It's Friday and I am SO ready for this three-day weekend!!  Andrea, Narci, and I are teaming up to share our Friday Favorites.  YOU should join us!!

#1 Back-to-School Week
Ebby Lee sported her Honey Pie Accessories shirt on Day 2!!

The boys and I hit up Carpool Lane with snacks and the DVD player on day two.  Didn't take us long to figure this out.  :)

Day 3...Nixon's smile cracks me up!  What is he doing???

Bowen absolutely LOVES Ebby Lee.  Probably because she lets him do what he wants, she's super sweet to him, she treats him like a baby, and he eats it up.  Nixon messes with him ALL THE TIME!!  Nixon does it because that is his way of "lovin on him".  At times they can get along GREAT!!  But...this week has been tough because our "buffer" Ebby Lee isn't here!  In this picture, Nixon tried to sit down beside B and he wasn't happy about it.

Bowen and I feel the EXACT same way about the first week of school.  hahahahaha!  Bless his heart!  His little schedule has been messed up.  A couple days he's missed naps altogether or had to take super short ones.  He feel asleep in the car on Wednesday and slept like this for a while. 

We had a little popsicle/pool playdate at the Shull house a couple days ago.  It was the perfect activity on a SUPER HOT SWELTERING TEXAS day!!  The three boys were looking ADORABLE on this step.  As soon as I snapped, Bowen turned around.  

Daddy's day for drop-off.  For some reason, Ebby Lee is super nervous about getting out of the car in the carpool line and walking to the school door.  She LOVES everything else about it, but that is her hang up.  I think she's afraid she won't be able to open the school door?  I can't really figure it out, but Tab told her he'd walk her to the school door.  Then he decided he'd go ahead and walk her ALL the way to her class.  Teacher friends....don't you know her teacher was thinking, "You are NOT supposed to be back here, Dad?"!!  hahaha!!  

#2 Bowen the Photographer
We were out running errands yesterday.  I gave Bowen my phone to play with and wait for it....he took approximately over 400 pictures like this.  400??  YES!  I couldn't believe it!

 #3 Sibling Love
I'm telling you...he ADORES her!  And the feeling is definitely mutual.  :)

Sweetest. Picture. Ever.

#4 Blackheads?

 I've gotten lots of e-mails from girls who would like to give Rodan and Fields a try, but don't necessarily want to start with a full regimen.  If you have blackheads (gross, I know...but who doesn't have them??), these two products would be a GREAT place to start to give R + F a try.  The Micro-Derm Paste exfoliates and leaves your skin feeling SO smooth.  And...the Acne Sulfur Wash is AMAZING!!  Let me know if you want to hear more about these products.  E-mail me at 

#5  Meet the Teacher
Nixon and Bowen had Meet the Teacher last night at preschool.  Nixon actually has Ebby Lee's teachers from last year. We LOVED them so we're very excited!!  And...he has 5 or 6 friends (all boys!!) from last year in his class.  He is excited about preschool starting!!  He has become my right-hand man during the day.  He is my little shadow and I can already tell this year is going to be a great year for the two of us!  So nice getting to soak up this time with my middle.

Poor third kid!!!  I totally forgot to take his picture in his room.  Don't worry...when he starts I'll go over board.  :)  I wasn't planning on sending Bowen this year, but just last week after seeing all the volunteer information from E's school, I decided it would be nice if he went two days.  Bowen is always SO bored when the big kids are gone.  This will be perfect for him!  The funny thing is during this picture I said, "Bowen, are you going to school?".  His response, "NO!".  hahahaha!!!  Next week should be fun!!

#6 Three Day Weekend

#7 College Football
College football has officially begun!!!  Tab has his first game this weekend.  I have some super fun things planned for the kiddos.  We're going to make the most of this football season!!  

Hope you have a great weekend!!!  Join us by sharing your faves and link up!  Thanks, ladies!

A Day to Remember

I'm so sorry.  I'm probably boring some of you guys to death!!  Hahahaha!!!  But this kindergarten milestone was HUGE for us!!  This is a day I want us to always remember!  Ebby Lee's first day of kindergarten...
Wahoo!!!  Homegirl had a GREAT morning getting ready for school.

Hahahaha!!!  Marla came over to watch Bowen and see Ebby Lee off.  That's why B is in his pajamas.  :)

Good thing Marla came over.  Let's just say my chalkboard sign looked NOTHING like this.  Thanks to got a little makeover. 

Blurry...but such a big girl walking to kindergarten!!

EEK!!!  She DID it!!  Then I made a beeline for the parking lot just in case I ugly cried!!  ha!

Nixon and I decorated the door to surprise Ebby Lee when she got home.

Tab came home early to pick her up with us.  We were newbies to the carpool line!  Check out B's face.  He wasn't as excited about carpool line day #1 as we were.  haha!

Sister LOVED the surprise!!  And...she had a GREAT first day of kindergarten!!  

I don't know about the rest of you moms, but I am TIRED!!!  Snacks, lunches, the kiddos' bedtime...I'm exhausted myself!!  How many more days until summer??  haha!!  #totallykidding

Again, thank you all for the sweet words, prayers, and e-mails!!  She had a GREAT day!!  XOXO

Guess Where I Am??

I'm over at Sheaffer's blog sharing my closet!!!

Go HERE to check it out!

Thank you, Sheaffer, for having me!!!

Favorite Things Party

We're having a PARTY!!!  This is one of my favorite days of the month.  I love joining Andrea and sharing my favorite thing or two under $10.  You should join us!!

By the way, Ebby Lee walked right in and did great yesterday morning!!  Again, thank you for all the prayers and sweet words!

My VERY favorite $10 gift is BIRCHBOX!  If you've never heard of it, Birchbox is an amazing monthly subscription where for only $10 (YES, I KNOW!) you receive five samples...all beauty related.  This month I received an oil therapy for my hair, a perfume sample, a bronzer, beauty balm, and breath spray.  The great thing about it (other than it's only $10) is you can write a review on the products you receive and earn points.  After enough points, you can order regular size products for free!  Click HERE to check it out.  I'm telling's SO much fun to receive a surprise box of goodies every month.

I've already shared this book with you, but I think you can get it from Amazon for $10??  This is a super quick type read devotional.  There is a always a funny story along with a verse.  Yesterday morning do you think it was an accident that the chapter was called, "Letting Go of Your Child"???  I don't think so!  :)  

Ladies...this is important.  Have you tried these??  Oh. My. Goodness.  I grabbed them to have a little special treat after dinner.  We had them on Sunday night and they were DELICIOUS!!!  Let's just say that I MIGHT have had two!  You need to add these to your grocery list ASAP!!  

I'm doing something SUPER fun tomorrow!!  Can't wait to share it with you!!  

And...join us for the party!!  Link up with us and share your favorite thing under $10!  Can't wait to check them out!

Soaking Up the Last Bits of Summer

The kiddos and I stayed home Thursday ALL DAY.  By 5:00, Bowen and I were BOTH ready for Tab to get home.  hahahaha!  Can you tell?

Marla came and picked E up for a little pre-kindergarten date.  She let her choose her own outfit, scarf, and as soon as she got back she modeled for us.  :)

Marla and Ebby Lee got pedicures.  Marla was showing the boys how they massage your legs.  The boys were eating it up! 

Marla would say, "Close, your eyes and relax".  Bowen was ALL about relaxing!  Hilarious!

Friday we met a bunch of friends at the pool for our LAST SWIM of the summer!!  The kiddos were OVER the pool.  Nixon kept himself busy in that little pile of sand and with that game.

Word on the street is...these boys are pumped their sisters will be at school all day. 

I didn't notice before I took the picture, but apparently Bowen was having a major diaper malfunction.

Ebby Lee, Kensington, and Presley were jumping off the diving  board and having Shay take pictures.  I LOVE this one she took!!  That's exactly how I feel about our was GREAT!

Friday night we grilled out and the kiddos swam at the Cox house.  We live in different towns and just don't get to hang out with them enough.  It was a great time catching up!

These girlies have been friends since they were babies.  :)

Tab found a new friend.  Not sure who had the bigger muscles?

Yesterday was "Launch Sunday" (Promotion)...Ebby Lee's class is now upstairs which is a huge deal if you're 4 or 5.  She asked Nixon if he'd like to "congratulate her".  hahaha!  Nixon was super quick to say, "NO".  The big kiddos loved their new classes and Bowen refused to talk.  He was still mad that we'd dropped him off.  #thirdkidproblems

Today is a BIG BIG day in the Slaughter house...
This sweet little girl who stole my heart over five years ago starts kindergarten today!!  Thanks so much for all the sweet comments, e-mails, and even texts.  You guys are the best.  I'll keep you posted on how it goes!!

Friday Favorites


Happy Friday, Girls!!  I'm teaming up with my girls, Andrea and Narci for our Friday's Favorites Link-Up.  You should join us!

Today, I'm sharing one of my very FAVORITE moments that happened this week.  Ebby Lee met her kindergarten teacher!!  I used to teach third grade so I had some expectations.  But...they definitely surpassed them!  I had so many little worries and meeting the teacher, seeing the classroom, and checking out the rest of the school gave me so much peace!  She is going to rock kindergarten!!

She had directions on her desk, so we quickly got right down to business.  We put away her supplies, checked out her cubby, and place on the carpet....things like that.

Ebby Lee was SO excited!!  I know she'll be nervous on Monday, but once she gets to know some kiddos in her class it'll be great.

Sorry about my weird face....but doesn't this classroom just look cozy??  It was SO CUTE!

I'm going to miss this girl like CRAZY during the day, but I'm so excited about getting to experience this new adventure with her!

My prediction....Tab is going to cry like a baby on Monday.  :)  We'll be a mess!  haha!

Look who we saw in the parking lot!!  These girls both looked WAY more confident at the end of the night than they were at the beginning...hahaha!  They're going to have a great year in kindergarten!!

Please join us and link up with your Friday Favorites!  :)