All The Things Kind of Weekend

Friends, this weekend was one for the record books! We had all the things and while I try not to bog this space down with family or daily life talk often, it’s actually a requested topic when I ask for ideas. So, I thought I’d catch you up from our busy weekend.

Friday was FIELD DAY at our local elementary school. I decided to volunteer in the morning so I’d get to see this cutie.

And then again in the afternoon so I could see that handsome fifth grader. 😉

Whoever said fifth graders are too cool for Field Day have clearly never attended.

And he even {barely} snapped a quick pic with me. Can’t believe he’s headed to middle school soon!

Saturday was Britt’s LAST softball of the spring season. She had a BLAST with her friends!

That girly loves playing softball! And is already looking forward to the fall! Simultaneously, Bowen was playing baseball but I missed most of his games.

On Sunday after church, Nixon and I got to participate in our first service project. We recently joined a service organization that’s just for moms and sons. {Because how often are teen boys and moms getting to hang out? Plus we get to team up to help others in the community! Win-win!}. Yesterday we teamed up with The Miracle League to play football with some new buddies.

Nixon and his buddy had a GREAT time playing together!

As soon as our football game was over, Bowen’s team clinched their spot in the championship game of their baseball tournament so I raced over to watch. They came up short but played some GREAT baseball over the weekend!

Super proud of this kid! Check out our heights…he’s ALMOST as tall as I am! This is our last week of school and it holds a lot of lasts before the next school year. I was in the middle of telling Bowen a story just yesterday and he asked if I was crying. Odds are, yes! hahaha! I’m thankful for the job I have to stand alongside them, cheer them on, and help them learn from all the hard lessons. And when they play a sad song while showing baby pictures at the fifth grade celebration, will I cry? YES!

Hope you guys have a great kickoff to {maybe?} your last week of school too!


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  1. 5.20.24
    Elspeth said:

    What a busy weekend but it looks so fun!
    Happy Monday!

    • 5.20.24
      Erika Slaughter said:

      It was a good one!

  2. 5.20.24
    Sheaffer said:

    A sad song and a baby picture pretty much gets me every dang time, but I somehow managed to hold it together during the senior slide show at church yesterday. It must have been the Lord. 🙂 For the record, I let it all out while watching CeCe Wynans sing Goodness of God during the American Idol Finale last night. It was amazing.

    • 5.20.24
      Erika Slaughter said:

      GIRL, you and me both! That song came on the radio Thursday when I was driving home alone from baseball and I sobbed!! We’d be trouble in a pew together! ha!

  3. 5.20.24
    Jen said:

    I feel ya, mama! My oldest is graduating high school in a couple of weeks and I’ve been a weepy mess about all of his “lasts” since our “last first day of school picture” in July! LOL

    • 5.20.24
      Erika Slaughter said:

      AWWWW!!! Congrats, Jen!!

  4. 5.20.24

    The highlight of my weekend was yesterday afternoon!! How fun to spend this extra time with our boys?! I’m sore though from pushing and running. I used muscles I didn’t know I had! Bahahaha!

    • 5.20.24
      Erika Slaughter said: