A Little Bit of Everything

I’m way behind on a real-life recap so today I’m sharing A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING

This year Ebby Lee chose a girl’s day with a friend instead of a big birthday party.  I picked her and Kensington up right after school, we headed straight to Sonic for a drink, then on to the nail salon.  We spent the rest of the evening at the mall doing a little shopping.  We ended with dinner at The Cheesecake Factory.  

On the shopping adventure, they chose tiaras and instantly put them on.

Such a special evening celebrating this girl.  The waitress heard, “Abby Lee” and wrote that on the plate.  These two girls thought that was so funny.  🙂


A week ago was Nixon’s birthday AND the Living History Museum in second grade.  We had a seven-year-old AND Laura Ingalls Wilder to drop off for school.

The second graders all memorized a speech sharing a little bit about themselves from their historical figures point-of-view.

Nixon got some new Rangers’ gear for his birthday and couldn’t wait to wear it!

She was so nervous, but she did GREAT on her speech!


That evening we had a little party for Nixon and a few friends.  He chose Top Golf, dinner, and five friends.  This mama JUMPED at the chance to have such an easy birthday celebration!

We split the boys up, had two bays so they weren’t waiting too long for their turn, ordered dinner, and enjoyed the night!  EASIEST BIRTHDAY EVER!

He was trying to give me a funny face and it totally worked!  

Sidenote…When the waiters brought out the food, I was shocked!  One of the third grade boys in my class years ago was one of our waiters!  He was one of my super talkative kids who was crazy smart and he had such a special place in my heart.  So good to see him!

Bowen wanted to go to Nixon’s party SO badly.  He kept telling Nixon-“If you let me go, I’ll go last.”  Which in four-year-old talk is the lowest of the low-right?  Having to go last?!  That’s how badly he wanted to get the invite.  ha!  Nixon was completely on board with him coming.  Ebby Lee opted for a night at the Shull house.

Nixon opened his presents…all super cool boy stuff.  They all oohed and aahhed…so cute!

We had a great night out with these cuties!

Even if the majority of the time they acted more like this.  hahahaha!

On our way to the cars, they found this little grassy spot and wrestled, tagged, and chased each other for a good ten minutes before we loaded everyone up to take them home.


Thursday afternoon, Bowen’s preschool class had an Easter egg hunt at school.  I got to see him in action!

He would pick up the egg (as long as there wasn’t a princess on the egg-some were those cute Disney princess eggs), shake it, and if he could hear something inside throw it in his basket.



Friday morning, Nixon and I ventured out for a little walk.  He tried to push the speed a little bit, but I thought our walk was a comfy pace.  ha!


Friday afternoon we gathered at the airport to welcome home the Richardson’s and their new daughter, Willow.

We patiently waited for their arrival with signs in hand.


Sweet Willow was like a celebrity when she arrived.  It’s safe to say we were all a little smitten.  She was smiling, waving, high fiving, and eating it all up.

We’re so so excited for Brooke and her family.


Saturday afternoon we went to the Easter Egg-Stravaganza at our church.  It’s a big celebration full of bounce houses, petting zoos, and an egg hunt.

This girl surprised us both when she held a rabbit!

We took a little pause for a sno-cone break.

Then they talked strategy before it was time to hunt the eggs.

I had a moment when Ebby Lee was running thinking about how few years I have left to watch her do things like this.  Pretty soon the egg hunt excitement will wear off but until that happens we’re going to enjoy every minute of fun things like this!

Tab had a spring football game in Kansas so it was just the crazies and me.  We spent the evening outside having pizza with neighbors before we called it a night.


Sunday we celebrated our Risen Savior with church, friends over for lunch, and a backyard egg hunt.

Clearly, we were a just a LITTLE bit excited about it.  We ended the night at the Shull’s house for an Easter cookout. Guacamole, pie, and the kids’ swimming were the perfect way to end the weekend.  🙂

I hope you guys had a great Easter weekend as well.


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  1. 4.19.17
    Leslie said:

    So stinking cute. Bowen looks so adorable in the neon green Under Armour gear! Ebby Lee is my kind of girl–picking a bestie and doing fun girly things together! 🙂


  2. 4.19.17
    Mix and Match Mama said:

    My kids were spoiled rotten by Slaughter Birthday Week!! It's too bad your kids don't have birthdays more often, because my kids had so much fun :). And we were so happy you came to our Easter supper! You guys brought the PARTY! 🙂

  3. 4.19.17
    Meagan @ The Clanahan Fam said:

    Sweet pictures, girl! Gah, I wish my kids would opt for friend dates instead of birthday parties. Alas, this doesn't seem to be the year as I plan a party for 20 crazy kiddos. Insert all the yays here 😉

  4. 4.19.17
    Narci said:

    Such precious pictures!! Love it all!!

  5. 4.19.17
    Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said:

    Sweet Bowen hanging with the big kids! I'm so excited to see Nix's party and how much fun the kids had. Last week at dinner we were already talking about Carter's birthday, I suggested Top Golf, and he was ALL OVER IT!. Last year, we had 19 kids at his party…this year we're going to have 6. Let's cross our fingers he's still on board in September because I couldn't be more thrilled. Now, Ebby Lee's celebration is the stuff dreams are made of. 😉

  6. 4.19.17
    Laura Darling said:

    What fun birthday activities! Love the "Abby Lee!" 🙂 She looks great as Laura Ingalls Wilder!

  7. 4.19.17
    brookerichardson said:

    Love all of these pics!!!! And thanks again for welcoming us at the airport. It's still so surreal to me!

  8. 4.19.17
    Nicole said:

    What an event filled week! Looks like a lot of fun and pictures galore to prove it 🙂

  9. 4.19.17
    Karen At Home Blog said:

    Happy Birthday to your adorable babies! It sounds like they had some great days 🙂

  10. 4.19.17
    Whitney Pegram said:

    We opted out of a party for my 7 year old this year, too and he just took a few friends out. It was the easiest party ever!! Love all the pictures!! 🙂

  11. 4.19.17
    Jennifer said:

    My daughter's name is EmmyKate and people hear us incorrectly all the time and call her AmyKate. I guess those combined names through people for a loop!

  12. 4.19.17
    Laci said:

    Top Golf looks like so much fun!

  13. 4.19.17
    Megan said:

    Bowen offering to go last. Sooooo sweet!!! He just wants to be included by his big brother!!!! I have a feeling that's our future in the butler house!! So many great pictures and events!!

  14. 4.19.17
    Elaine Welte said:

    Ebby Lee is looking so grown up all of a sudden!!!! We are heading to Top Golf with DJ's video students this weekend; they are pumped!

  15. 4.19.17
    Kelsey @ The Peacock Roost said:

    Nails, shopping and Cheesecake Factory? Sounds like my kind of birthday! How sweet that Nixon let Bowen come to his party! The Slaughters know how to throw birthday parties!!