Britt's 6th Birthday Party-Down on the Farm

Before I get to the post today, I must share the Bestie Breakdown producer, John, has been under the weather over the last week. He kept offering to have someone else get the podcast episode ready this week, but we told him to just focus on getting better.  We might have the podcast ready to go later this week or it might happen next week.  Shay and I will keep you posted.  But please join us in praying for John.  He's such a great guy and he puts up with us each and every week.  We're so thankful for him.  Praying for you, John!

Instead of a new podcast post I'm finally getting around to sharing Britt's 6th Birthday Party.  This year we declared it time for a big birthday party!  In the past she's had smaller parties or just family things but this year we went big.  I chose Monday, November 8th, because school was out so I was hopeful most of our friends had a free day to party!  We partied around lunch time at a little farm not too far on the outskirts of town, Cathy's Critters {for all the local girls}.

I enlisted the help of Amanda at Pip Pop to help with the decor.  Check out the cute, cute balloon arch she brought.  I ordered this set of birthday decorations, sent her a screenshot, and this is what she created.  She was fabulous!  

Prepare for picture overload...I'm apologizing in advance.  :)

The party was complete with pony rides, 

a hayride, 

{My girl was living her best life surrounded by some of her favorite people.}

and petting zoo.

Britt Slaughter is not afraid of a single animal at a petting zoo.

Unlike her older sister, Ebby Lee.  She was about 18 months when we visited this same farm with friends.  When Ebby Lee got close to a goat her body started shaking.  It was unlike anything I'd ever seen her do before.  Needless to say, Britt is not scared of any animal.

She had the best party complete with friends, animals, pizza, and cupcakes.

Do you recognize that girly on the right?

This chill kangaroo was a hit.

We had a great day celebrating with our friends.

Check out that smile!

This pig thought he was a party funny!  He hung out in the barn with us waiting for some pizza to drop.

It was the PERFECT day to celebrate this girly of mine turning SIX!  We partied hard down on the farm.  Thank you to all of our people who showed up to make it so special!


Friday Favorites-11.26.21

Happy Black Friday!

If you missed my post that went live yesterday afternoon with our extended family's wish list, please be sure to check it out.  I asked everyone yesterday at Thanksgiving for some of their best gifts/items on their wish list!  It covers items from an infant all the way up to my grandparents in their 90's.  When I say it has something for everyone, I really mean it!  You can see the entire list here!

Andrea and I have teamed up again on this day to share some FRIDAY FAVORITES!  I've got one big FAVORITE I can't wait to tell you about.

This boy!  My FAVORITE eight-year-old turns nine tomorrow!

Bowen is super quick-witted, outgoing, extremely personable, and is eager to get along well with anyone.  He's a super cool kid and I'm so thankful I get to be his mom.

He plays baseball and flag football.  With three boys at our house, we watch a lot of sports but Bowen still amazes me when he references a player for a team he doesn't know much about or drop a coach's name I've never heard before.

My goodness-he's growing so quickly!  He hardly looks "little boyish" anymore.  Some of his favorite things are playing with friends, watching football, the College World Series {it was a favorite this past year}, and presents. ha!  Gifts are his love language!

To know this kid is to love him.

We love you so much, Bowen Hency Slaughter!  Happy, Happy 9th Birthday, Kid!  I hope you have the very best day!

Now, we're off to make our way back home to Texas.  We have big plans to celebrate the birthday boy tomorrow!  Have a great day, friends!

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Extended Family Gift Ideas with Black Friday Sales

Today for Thanksgiving we're celebrating with my grandparents, aunt/uncle, cousins, and then my immediately family as well.  Lots of family, lots of crazy and lots of love in the house, for sure!

I'm still looking for some gift ideas so I asked everyone here for one gift idea they'd recommend or one thing on their list.  I have some options no matter if you're shopping for a one-year-old or a ninety-two-year-old.

I'm gonna start with the ladies, but first...have you seen this video?  My cousin told me I had to watch and guys, I couldn't stop laughing.  It's funny because it's true!

Robe Skit 

Here are some ideas for the women in your life...

Eye Massager-if you're a migraine or headache sufferer, I feel you!  I have this and use it often.  There's heat, pressure, sound, vibrations, and it almost always helps my headache.  On sale right now!

Coffee Cup-have you seen this?  You set the temperature on your phone and it keeps your coffee hot while you work.  

Next up are the guys-
Wallet-I got a lot of recommendations for wallets.  One above is a slim wallet that magnetizes to a cell phone.  And this Wallet also gets slim enough to fit into a front pocket.

Griddle-My parents have one of these outside and we had fajitas/quesadillas one night.  This little griddle made the cooking/cleaning so easy!

Yeti Backpack Cooler-You know how much Tab loves this!

Kid Gift Ideas {these range in age}-

Nike Air Force 1s-these were on MANY lists!

Air Pod Pros-MAJOR SALE right now!


Dribble Up-Have you guys seen these?  One of my cousins swears by them and they're on major sale!  Basketball, soccer, and boxing are all available.  You use an app to monitor your progress and you continue to work on advancing skills.

VTech Watch-Britt just got this for her birthday and she's obsessed!

Hope our family helped give you a new ideas or two!  Happy Thanksgiving, Friends!