I blinked.

And this guy turned five.

Today we’re celebrating big at our house.  Well, I should say big-ish.  We had his big party last night where he invited his own friends and everything.  Five is big-you guys.

Bowen Hency is a big ole ball of FUN!

I always mention that Tab is the fun one between the two of us.  #hebringstheparty  Bowen clearly gets this trait from his dad.

Of all my kiddos, he’s the one who can “work” a room, so to speak.  At any given moment, he can hold a conversation with a grown man, baby talk to a baby, and then find a friend to go play.  He’s a people person.

He’s still in that precious little spot where he can snuggle with his mom and go play outside with Nixon and his friends.  #itsasweetspot

This past year he got his turn to play sports…tee-ball in the spring!

Bowen is the peace maker in our family.

He’s super laid-back and just the coolest kid.  #mombrag

Bowen will do anything Nixon and Ebby Lee want to do…just to get to play with them.  Which means he’ll wrestle, throw the football, and play school in a span of fifteen minutes.  šŸ™‚

Bowen has been the sweetest big brother.  I was expecting him to show a little bit of jealousy over not being the baby, but he’s blossomed in his new role.

Bowen’s Birthday Interview:

What is your favorite color?  Orange, Green, and Blue

What is your favorite toy?  Robot Dinosaur

What is your favorite fruit?  Banana

What is your favorite t.v. show?  Team Umizoomi

What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch?  Hot Dog

What’s your favorite outfit?  Costumes (ha!)

What’s your favorite game? Trouble

What’s your favorite snack?  Pretzels

What’s your favorite animal? Tiger

What’s your favorite song?  Eye of the Tiger

What’s your favorite book?  My Lightning McQueen Book

What’s your favorite cereal?  Fruit Loops

Who’s your best friend?  Ashby

What’s your favorite thing to do outside?  Play with silly string (WHAT?!)

What’s your favorite thing to drink?  Orange Juice

What’s your favorite holiday? Christmas

What’s your favorite thing to take to bed with you?  My stuffed animal, Beshti (from Lion Guard-I don’t know if I’m spelling that right.)

What’s your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?  Waffles

What do you want for dinner on your birthday? Hot Dogs

What do you want to be when you grow up?  Policeman

I’m so excited to see what this fifth year has in store for you, B!

Happy, Happy 5th Birthday, Bowen!

We love you so much! 


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  1. 11.27.17
    Britt Hensley said:

    Oh 5 is a big birthday!!! My little one turns 5 in just over a month (Jan. 2), and Iā€™m already getting sappy thinking of it. Happy birthday to that sweet, beautiful Bowen.

  2. 11.27.17
    Mix and Match Mama said:

    He IS a people person!! He is also THE sweetest kid! We just love Bowen so much and are so blessed by him on a daily basis. Happy happy happy birthday to one of our very favorite kids. We love you so much!!

  3. 11.27.17
    Meagan @ The Clanahan Fam said:

    Happy big 5 to Bowen! He is such a cutie and a sweet, sweet boy. Enjoy your day!

  4. 11.27.17
    Anonymous said:

    Precious Bowen! He has the sweetest little personality! We love that cute boy a ton! Happy 5th birthday, handsome!!

  5. 11.27.17
    Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said:

    You nailed his description. That boy can TOTALLY work a room! Happy Birthday, Bowen!!!!!!

  6. 11.27.17
    Whitney Pegram said:

    Happy Birthday, Bowen!!

  7. 11.27.17
    Marla Slaughter said:

    His smile says it all! BIG personality and Pure joy! And he kind of has me wrapped around his little finger! Happy Birthday B!šŸ’œšŸ’œ

  8. 11.27.17
    Amanda @ That Inspired Chick said:

    Oh I love me some Bowen Slaughter. Happy Birthday, sweet boy!! That Inspired Chick

  9. 11.27.17
    JotsbyAmy said:

    Happy Birthday Bowen! Sounds like he has some AWESOME parents to be such a sweet kid! šŸ™‚

  10. 11.27.17
    Unknown said:

    Happy Birthday Bowen!!! And, Hooray for November 27th babies! Our little girl turns 4 today!

  11. 11.28.17
    giginpink said:

    Happy birthday to Bowen!!! He is a cutie for sure!

  12. 11.28.17
    Julie Bradford said:

    Happy Birthday Bowen…. Are you sure he isn't an AUBURN fan šŸ™‚ He'd fit right in with our fam…. waffles.. hotdogs.. Tiger and Eye of the Tiger… What a precious little boy!!! Hope his day was great!!!!