Fall Weekends are the Best

Even if the weather is in the mid-90’s.  🙂

We started our weekend off a bit early with a birthday dinner at Benihana’s for M.
 Everyone was excited.  Can you tell?

 Nixon said repeatedly, “I like this guy”, referring to our chef.  That boy is a mess!

And when the chef flipped the egg into his hat, we were all in shock.

 G knows how to throw a great party!

 Friday, while the big kids were busy at school the little guy took the best nap.  I hate having to wake him up to go to carpool, but it’s life.

Several of you asked about my bedding…it’s from Pottery Barn.  The duvet is here and blue quilt is here.

 Saturday, Nixon had an early tee-ball game, so we were up and at ’em early!!  My college roomie, Erin, came over to hang with us for the day and we hit up Oktoberfest in downtown McKinney.  I know I say it all the time, but I LOVE our town!  This event was just fun and definitely growing!!  We bumped into the Shull family as we made our way around the square.

After a quick pit stop at the candy store, this was how they chose to pose for a picture.  hahaha!!  Totally sums this up.  Can you tell which one is my jokester?  🙂  He started dying laughing right after I took the picture.

We got some treats and then waited patiently for the next heat of dog races to begin.

 My crew ready and waiting

Ebby Lee talked Bowen into barrel racing with her.  Nix wanted no part…he was hot!

Ebby Lee saw this picture on my phone and gasped, “He was beating me?!”.  hahaha!  Yes, your two-year-old brother was beating you.  Oops!

She pulled out the win and Bowen didn’t seem to mind.  #ornotice

The petting zoo was up next and EVERY time we step foot inside a petting zoo it takes me back to this day….

When baby Ebby Lee headed to the farm for the first time.  A big group of friends headed to a local farm to feed and pet the animals.  I’ll never forget holding Ebby Lee up to pet a horse and she was so terrified her entire body started shaking.  I should add that the horse was on the other side of the fence.  Let me just tell you that any one who caught a glimpse was laughing so hard.  So when we go to a petting zoo and she actually pets an animal, I’m CRAZY proud of her.  She’s come a LONG way.  🙂

 Bowen was not scared to get in the mix.  Nixon was pretty much standing up against the fence.  ha!

I think they were trying to figure out if that llama was asleep, so they got down on eye level.

I’m telling you…Oktoberfest was bigger and better this year!  One end had a lot of kid rides and games. Can you spot my girl up there on the bridge?

Nixon is not my carnival rider, so I let him play a game.

Then these two and Miss Erin took a little go at the ferris wheel. 
Then the fun continued later that night when Marla, Ebby Lee, and I went to watch Matilda the Musical.  Ebby Lee wasn’t tall enough to stick her head through so I was trying to hold her and fit my head in the hole too.  Not too shabby!  ha!

Ebby Lee was stoked about this (and I was too!).

Such a fun girl’s date!

We had awesome seats and the show was amazing!!  I just wish they would have started earlier.  It got over at 10:45 and I was struggling to keep my eyes open.  #whynotstartat6  If you have a chance to see this show, I highly recommend it!!

Sunday morning these crazies and I were right on time for church.

Hope you had a great weekend as well!!

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  1. 10.1.15
    life of lo. said:

    Your town is awesome to have such a great event for families! Also, jealous you guys got to see Matilda! I loved it growing up so I know you made a great memory with you and your girl!
    Linds @ Not A Mom

  2. 10.1.15
    Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said:

    Bowen's face in that first picture might make my Friday Favorites post next week. 🙂

  3. 10.1.15
    Mix and Match Mama said:

    That picture of Bowen asleep on your bed needs to be on the cover of Pottery Barn's catalog!

  4. 10.1.15
    Reba said:

    How fun to see a musical! I loved going to local plays & musicals with my grandma anytime I went to visit her. Such fun!

  5. 10.1.15
    Anonymous said:

    What a great weekend!! So much fun–Oktoberfest looked like a blast!!

  6. 10.1.15
    Anonymous said:

    Love your bed and Ebby lee's Sunday dress!! Fun weekend!

  7. 10.1.15
    Kathryn said:

    Benihana should be calling you for that picture of M, G, & Bowen! I mean who wouldn't want to eat there now after seeing that sweet smiling face!!

  8. 10.1.15
    Elaine Welte said:

    Looks like you guys had a great weekend!!!

  9. 10.1.15
    JDeffenbaugh said:

    I am seriously obsessed with that bed, it looks amazing! Not to be crazy annoying, but where are the blue shams from and what size are they? What size are the shams behind them too? Sorry for the questions but it's a compliment! I've been searching for new bedding for our master bedroom for so long and haven't found anything I love until I saw this! Thanks for your help!

    • 10.1.15
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Oh thank you!!! I had a hard time with bedding until I found this too. I like that you have so many choices of colors to use to compliment. In the PB catalog, they used that purple/wine color.

      The blue shams are from PB too and they're king shams. The patterned shams behind the blue are the euro shams that match the duvet.

    • 10.1.15
      JDeffenbaugh said:

      Thanks so much! 🙂

  10. 10.1.15
    the girl in the red shoes said:

    What a fun weekend! I want to live in your town! And where are the boy's shirts in the last pic from? I need those for Hudson!

    • 10.1.15
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Girl! You should move here! :). The shorts are both from Gap last year. They have both outgrown them. It was one last wear before they're removed from the closets.

  11. 10.1.15
    Unknown said:

    I saw Matilda the musical in NYC!! The trunchbull was so funny!! Glad you guys had fun!

  12. 10.1.15
    Kimm said:

    He looks so comfy sleeping that big bed! Loved all this pictures !!!

  13. 10.1.15
    Leigh (Balancing By Faith) said:

    Ha – I would be struggling at 10:45 too! The Oktoberfest looks so fun! They had great games/activities! And I am with Ebby Lee – not so sure about the animals either!

  14. 10.1.15
    Lindsay's Sweet World said:

    Sounds like you had a fantastic weekend! And your bedding is stunning! Gotta love PB!

  15. 10.1.15
    Kelsey @ The Peacock Roost said:

    What a fun weekend! Oktoberfest looks really fun. Matilda the musical?! Oh I would love that!!

  16. 10.2.15
    Anonymous said:

    Do you mind to share what color your bedroom is painted…love it!

  17. 10.2.15
    Megan said:

    Matilda looks like sooo much fun!!!