How is she turning 6 today?  I want to stay in bed in the fetal position all day just thinking about how fast time flies by.  Rest assured, I’m up making the birthday girl a fabulous breakfast before school.  You know my heart though.  🙂

This shy, reserved little girl is totally coming into her own.  I remember when she was in the two-year-old class at preschool her teachers would say that some days she didn’t talk at all!!  She was never like that at home.  Ever.  But I love that this girl is maturing and has a voice!  Sometimes her brothers would prefer for her to keep that voice to herself.  Ha!

 She is a girls-girl for sure!  Give her some accessories, a fancy dress, and nail polish and she’ll be happy for days!  These girls have such a fun relationship.  I love seeing how excited they are to see each other after being apart only a day!  Sometimes six sounds so old, but then she’ll run in and tell me, “Kensington has a runny nose because she’s allergic to the POLLEM”.  And I’m reminded that six is still so little.  🙂

She has this guy wrapped around her little finger.  Today he’s going to be the Watch Dog at her school.  She is beside herself!!  Just two nights ago, she told Tab that her tummy hurt.  He let her sleep in our room and I kind of gave him a look when I saw it happening.  He said, “She said her tummy hurts, but maybe she played me”.  hahahaha!  #wrapped

She can also hang with the boys.  God definitely knew what he was doing when he made her the oldest, that’s for sure.  She likes to boss her younger brothers around anytime they’ll let her.  But she absolutely adores them.

She has the sweetest little caring heart.  She’s artistic and loves doing any kind of craft.  As sad as I am that she’s growing up, this age is so fun.  She “gets” jokes and is super funny! And…the girl has some killer dance moves.

I love this girl to the moon and back.  I’m so glad God made her mine!

We’re celebrating today ALL DAY LONG!  We have a fun birthday party planned tonight and the party continues all weekend with family in town and Nixon’s birthday in just three days!

Starting at age three, I started interviewing my kiddos on their birthdays.  This is Ebby Lee’s 6-Year-Old Birthday Interview…

What is your favorite color?  Pink, Purple, Yellow, Turquoise, and Light Green
What is your favorite toy?  Princess toys
What is your favorite fruit?  Strawberries
What is your favorite tv show?  Sofia the First
What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch?  a Lunchable
What’s your favorite outfit?  Her orange dress with white hearts
What’s your favorite game?  Uno
What’s your favorite snack?  Goldfish
What’s your favorite animal?  Giraffe
What’s your favorite song?  Let it Go
What’s your favorite book?  Barbie books
What’s your favorite cereal?  Fruit Loops
Who’s your best friend?  Kensington 
What’s your favorite thing to do outside?  Search for Rolly Pollys
What’s your favorite thing to drink?  Sprite
What’s your favorite holiday?  Easter
What’s your favorite thing to take to bed with you?  Teddy Bear
What’s your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?  Sausage Biscuit and Strawberries
What do you want for dinner on your birthday?  Donuts..ha!
What do you want to be when you grow up?  Artist 

Hope you have an AWESOME day!

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  1. 4.9.15
    Danielle said:

    Happy 6th birthday sweet girl!!! My little boy is 5 months today and I'm wondering where that time went! It flies by!

  2. 4.9.15
    Erika Slaughter said:

    Thank you so much!!! You're so right! It flies by! 🙂

  3. 4.9.15
    Mix and Match Mama said:

    Oh my gosh! This totally made me tear up. I remember the day Ebby Lee was born so well! Whitney and I were there with our baby girls just so excited to meet your girl! Sometimes it takes my breath away when I think about you emailing me from your 3rd grade classroom to my office at SF…both of us lamenting about how we thought we would never get pregnant. God knew the whole time. He knew. We couldn't have fathomed what he knew at that moment. The six blessings in store for us are almost too good to be true. Happy birthday sweet Ebby Lee! You could not be more precious. I love your big heart, sweet smile, easy going personality, and your humor (boy that kid is funny!). We love you E!! xoxo

  4. 4.9.15
    Erika Slaughter said:

    Awe!!! Your sweet comment made me tear up! All before 6:05!! I remember too! We were two super hormonal non-preggos who were doing everything to have a baby!! We were a mess!!! Thankful for our crew of six! 😘😘

  5. 4.9.15
    Elizabeth said:

    What a beautiful post! Erika, I hope Ebby Lee has an amazing birthday! She is a beautiful little girl!

  6. 4.9.15
    Anonymous said:

    Aww! Happy Birthday, Ebby Lee!! Great post, mama!!

  7. 4.9.15
    Unknown said:

    I only have one child who will be 8 in less than a month. It is so bittersweet.

  8. 4.9.15
    Anonymous said:

    Happy birthday Ebby Lee! May God pour an abundance of blessings on you always.

  9. 4.9.15
    Unknown said:

    Happy Birthday sweet girl!!! My oldest turned 6 in December and it was very hard to see how fast they grow up, but exciting to see how much they have learned in those short years. My middle child turns 4 on Saturday so we are in full party mode this weekend with family. Enjoy!!!

  10. 4.9.15
    Kimm said:

    Happy birthday ebby lee. Time sure does fly. Hope she has a great day!

  11. 4.9.15
    Rachel Zimm said:

    Happy 6th Birthday, Ebby Lee!! Hope you all have a fabulous day! 🙂

  12. 4.9.15
    Stephanie said:

    She is so sweet. Happy birthday to your beautiful little (big) girl!!

  13. 4.9.15
    Lisa Sipka said:

    Awe sweet post! Love the interview. Happy bday Ebby Lee! Claire was excited this am bc E was going to be a watchdog… Ha u figured that would be dad 😉 Hope that sweet girl has a wonderful day!!

  14. 4.9.15
    Anonymous said:

    Such a cute little girl, hope she has a very happy birthday! Love your idea of a birthday interview–so fun!

  15. 4.9.15
    Andrea - Momfessionals said:

    Happy Birthday, Ebby Lee!!! I will NEVER forget y'all coming in to Ambrosia (before I really knew you) and you buying that diaper bag before you were even pregnant with her 🙂 I am so so so glad that we've gotten closer and I've had the opportunity to watch your sweet Ebby Lee grow up! I CAN NOT believe that she's SIX!!! You ALL deserve a cupcake!

  16. 4.9.15
    Angela Ellingson said:

    Happy birthday to your precious girl!

  17. 4.9.15
    Noelle said:

    I have read your blog for a while now but I wanted to comment today because this post was too sweet! I felt like I was reading about myself and Kensington and her, my best friend and I. Today we are 21 and my best friend and I met at church, went to school together and today we are 1000 miles apart at school but still so close! I pray The Lord blesses her life and relationships. What a sweet family you have!

  18. 4.9.15
    Liz/ said:

    Happy 6th Birthday to your sweet and beautiful girl! She is just gorgeous and her happiness and personality shine through in all of your pictures of her!Hope you have a great day and weekend celebrating Ebby lee!!!

  19. 4.9.15
    Anonymous said:

    Oh my gosh. Ebby Lee is the absolute sweetest. And cutest. And most precious thing. It says so much about her and you that her favorite holiday is Easter. You're a good mama 🙂

  20. 4.9.15
    Elaine Welte said:

    Happy Birthday Ebby Lee!!!!!

  21. 4.9.15
    Olivia at Joyfully Prudent said:

    Awe! I know this day is so special! SIX…wow! I feel like that does sound old. She's adorable! I laughed at Tab's comment 🙂 I can't wait to start an interview with B this year. Will be so fun to look back and see how the answers change.

  22. 4.9.15
    cmcdonald said:

    Wahhhh! Why does it have to fly so fast?! My 9 month old crawled over to her bottle picked it up and fed herself all while in her 12 month old Jammies… And mama got emotional. 😉 Haha Happy birthday Ebby Lee! 🙂

  23. 4.9.15
    Sarah said:

    Happy, Happy Birthday Ebby Lee, such a cute post. I do the same interview and started at 3 too, the answers are so funny/cute.

  24. 4.9.15
    dresselfamily.blogspot.com said:

    Happy birthday Ebby Lee.. my middle turns 9 tomorroW 9… stop growing!!!

  25. 4.9.15
    Michelle said:

    She has her mommy's big, beautiful eyes. I love the interviews on their birthdays. What a great memory for them to look back on and read. Nice post!

  26. 4.9.15
    Kim Taylor said:

    Happy Birthday to your sweet girl! My oldest just turned 26 and I still look at her and remember when she was 6!!

  27. 4.10.15
    Meagan Ruse said:

    Oh my gosh, ok, this was my favorite blog post of yours! Precious! They grow up too fast!

  28. 4.10.15
    Paula said:

    Awww….so sweet! I love the interview idea!

  29. 4.10.15
    Grace said:

    I adore Ebby Lee's relationship with Kensington!! They are SO sweet and cute together. Life friends for sure!!

  30. 4.10.15
    Shelly @ The Queen in Between said:

    Great pix of your sweet girl..pretty like her momma! Love that you did the interview with her….will be so fun to look back on.

  31. 4.11.15
    Andrea (127things) said:

    Oh goodness, just getting caught up on my blog reading for the week and this made me tear up! Happy happy birthday to your beautiful sweet girl. I love watching her grow up through your blog- she is just precious (and I love her name so much!).

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