Slaughter Updates

Hey, Hey Everyone!

I hope your weekend was a good one or maybe I should say-as good as can be expected under these conditions.  I managed to find chicken at my grocery store over the weekend so I felt like I was #winning.  

It's the simple things these days.  Am I right?

Ending the weekend with that #iheartradioconcert last night was just what I needed.  I had all the thoughts while I was watching...super impressed with the artists singing and sounding AMAZING from their living rooms or backyards, overcome with pride for our country and how America stands together during such trying times, and so inspired to do more for my local health care workers {especially the ones I know battling daily}.  Did you watch?  What did you think?

Sharing a little about our my crew is doing these days.  Are you ready for an update?
Britt Bradford happens to be living her best life under these quarantine conditions.  She has her favorite people surrounding her 24/7.  I've noticed her speech sounds better and it must be because this girl has all the words and is using them ALL DAY LONG.  Last week when I gave the big kids work she worked too.  Her school work ranges from playing Memory, doing puzzles, reading books, and playing ABC Mouse on her I-Pad.

Bowen Hency is hands-down my most social kid.  He was blessed with a great group of boys in his kindergarten class last year.  They've stuck together as close friends since then, refer to each other as "their crew", and have had one Zoom call since this quarantine began.  He is definitely missing his friends {Ashby included} and is the first of my kids to vocalize how bummed he is.  Now on the flip side, he is the biggest peace maker in our family and will play or hang with everyone with the best attitude.

I think I've mentioned this before but typically when Nixon Talbot is at home he's either outside playing sports of some kind with neighborhood friends or he's parked in front of the television watching whatever sports are happening and right now neither of those are an option.  He's been a trooper by playing lots of volleyball with Ebby Lee.  I'm pretty sure he's watched every Dude Perfect video they've made and we've been diving deep into anything Pearl Harbor related after our visit.  

Ebby Lee has the best attitude.  While she misses her fifth grade friends and is so sad to be missing all those special things the fifth graders get to do at school, she's managed to get creative with her free time.  She's created an art table out of our dining room table and has a wide variety of craft supplies neatly organized to keep the activities going.  I've jokingly referred to her as our cruise director during this quarantine.  

Tab and I are trying our best to be thankful for all the extra family time we're getting.  He started working in the XFL just a few weeks after the college football season ended along with traveling some for his nine-to-five job so we're not taking all the family dinners and game nights for granted.  I'm still working out all the kinks of working-from-home while kids are working-from-home and what I've learned so far is everyday might look different, which is absolutely okay!  Today starts the beginning of online learning organized by their elementary school, so I'm really not sure what to expect.  I have a feeling the Slaughter kiddos' teacher will be handing out extra helpings of grace on this Monday and chances are, she'll need a little extra herself.

I just want to let everyone in the Jonesboro area know the Slaughter family is praying for you.  Tab and I both graduated from Arkansas State University located in Jonesboro, Arkansas, so that part of the state will always hold a special place in our hearts.  You are in our prayers!

Thanks for reading today, friends!

XO

4 comments

Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

Sounds like the kids are doing great! And yes, soaking up the family time over here also. Miss you!

Mix and Match Mama said...

So close and yet, so far away. Remember when we used to see each other like 15 times a day? Yeah, I miss that. xo

Amanda @ That Inspired Chick said...

I was so sorry to hear about Jonesboro! So awful to have to be dealing with the destruction of that on top of all this. Prayers for those residents! And Mason is starting to have a hard time over here. He's climbing the walls (literally sometimes...) and missing his buddies!
That Inspired Chick

Elspeth Mizner said...

So glad everyone is safe and healthy, good luck with starting new school.
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