Bowen Graduates

On Thursday, May 17th, Bowen Hency Slaughter graduated pre-k.

I’m not certain, but I think I’ll look back on this day as one I’ll remember forever…in the sweet, simple, and great day kind of way.  I sure don’t want to forget it so I thought I’d share it with all of you.  🙂

This girly and I got to the sanctuary early to save some seats.  She was looking summer ready in her Lilly Pulitzer {inspired by Southern Charm, of course}.  She had her hair in a cute bow and fun little jellies on and by the time Tab arrived the bow was MIA and we were down one shoe.

The graduates marched in wearing shirts they’d painted themselves.  The theme was, “We Are All God’s Masterpiece”.  So it was absolutely perfect!

The graduates all sit in the center rows.

Pastor Sam kicked off the ceremony and the festivities began…

They had a cute little video asking each graduate what they want to be when they grow up.  Bowen told me about the video earlier in the week and when I asked him what he said, “He forgot”.  I had no clue what was gonna be up on that screen.  🙂

They sang a couple songs.

They played slow, sappy music to mess with my emotions.  haha!  Just kidding.  But it totally happened!

And then just like that…he graduated.

After the graduation, we went back to his classroom for a little cookie/lemonade reception.  He was so glad M got to come!

Crazy to think this duo will be hitting the halls of elementary school in the fall.  Watch out, kindergarten!  Here they come!

We’re so so proud of this guy!

Right after this picture, we told Bowen and Ashby instead of staying at school the rest of the day, we were gonna take them out to eat lunch and swim all afternoon.

Congrats, Graduates!


We left school, put on our suits, Favored us some lunch, and spent the rest of the day pool side.

Everyone was EXCITED!!

We swam, played, ate, and just had the best afternoon.  I’m telling you…I’ll look back on May 17th and always remember it as a great day.

We ended the afternoon with popsicles before picking up the big kiddos from school.

And since we’d been outside all day the two littles and I were so tired.  We were showered and ready for bed before 6:00.  hahaha!  Early bedtimes were calling!

I must tell you I will miss this boy like CRAZY!  But there’s such a difference between a spring birthday and a fall birthday kiddo.  It might have something to do with being the third as well, but he’s so ready for kindergarten.  I’ll be sad to see him go for my mama-sake, but for him, I’m so excited and know he will have a BLAST!

In the mean time, I’m gonna snuggle him as much as he’ll let me and I plan on continuing that ALL SUMMER LONG.  Squeeze those babies a little harder today, Mamas.  Ready or not, they’ll grow up.


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  1. 5.21.18
    Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said:

    Bowen and Ashby are going to ROCK Kindergarten! And yes, it looks like it was a pretty perfect day!

  2. 5.21.18
    Mix and Match Mama said:

    It was the BEST day!!!!! I can't believe they're ready for kinder now!!

  3. 5.21.18
    Anonymous said:

    Aw!!! Oh Bowen! You are such a precious boy!! You are going to rock kinder! Congrats on graduating preschool!! Xo

  4. 5.21.18
    Elizabeth Conner said:

    Campbell is graduating today and getting ready for kindergarten!! Not sure how this momma heart is going to hold up?! How will we ever make it through actual high school graduation?!

  5. 5.21.18
    Simple Purposeful Living said:

    Oh man, they do grow up so fast but what an awesome way to celebrate!!! xoxo ERIN

  6. 5.21.18
    StephC said:

    It does go really fast! You will be so glad you are documenting these moments! Enjoy your summer!

  7. 5.21.18
    Laci said:

    Bowen will rock K!

  8. 5.21.18
    Amanda @ That Inspired Chick said:

    I can't believe he'll be in Kindergarten! I was just looking at Matthew's preschool graduation pics the other day and now he's going into 5th grade!! Preschool graduation felt like last week!
    That Inspired Chick

  9. 5.21.18
    Simply Tish said:

    Such a sweet time! I don't think any Mommas are ever ready for their kiddos to start Kinder! Simply Tish

  10. 5.21.18
    Melanie Smith said:

    A few things
    1. Congrats to Bowen!
    2. Your look amazing in that yellow dress and turquoise earrings. Such a cute combo!
    3. M's skin looks flawless. Think she could do a guest post and share her routine and secrets?