Friday Favorites

Happy Friday!  This week feels like it flew by and drug on ALL at the same time.  #howisthatpossible

It is officially SUMMER in our house!

I’m joining my girls, Narci and Andrea, for our Friday Favorites.  All you bloggers out there should join us.  You simply post a blog of your favorites.  Favorite ANYTHING.  🙂  Make sure you link back to all of us or one of us because that’s just polite and an unspoken blogger rule.  I think?  And then at the bottom of this post there’s a little blue button that says “Add your link”.  Click on that and follow the prompts to add your blog to our link-up.  I got an e-mail asking exactly how to link-up so I thought I’d detail it today.  🙂  If anyone still has questions, e-mail me and I’m happy to help.

This week was my kiddos last week of school so we had all the festivities and fun to celebrate.

First grade had Aloha Day to say goodbye to first grade.  There were stations set up and all the groups rotated through each station.  A station hit was definitely the fruit kabobs.

The “Tacky Tourist Obstacle Course” was a great photo op!

The kindergarten had SPLASH DAY!  Nixon was a fan.  🙂

And apparently he’s super cool when covered in shaving cream.

I love a little comparison….first day in 1st and kinder/last day in 1st and kinder.

Last day of first grade for this sweet girl.  She absolutely LOVED her teacher and is so sad to be moving on to second grade.

This guy had a GREAT year in kindergarten.  He greatly exceeded my expectations in the school department.  He rocked it and I couldn’t be prouder.

Do you see the blonde cutie on the top row?  🙂
The kindergarten class had a little ceremony for the parents.  They sang some cute songs and showed a video.  The video, of course, had pictures from the year with a sappy song.  It pulled at my mama heart strings.

So proud of this kid and thankful for an awesome year!  Nixon’s teacher was fabulous!  We couldn’t have loved her more.  I’m keeping my fingers crossed Bowen gets to have her in a few years.

Ebby Lee had a fabulous year in first grade as well!  I was prepared for her to sob when we had to leave yesterday.  She ADORED her first grade teacher.  She was awesome and Ebby Lee just “can’t imagine an entire summer without her”.  This teacher will always hold a special place in Ebby Lee’s heart.  #andminetoo

Andrea and I are having a photo-a-day challenge this month on Instagram.  We haven’t done this in a while!  I’m ALL IN this month!  You should join us!  Make sure you’re following along on my photo challenge this month.  I’m “slaughteren” on Instagram.

Yesterday, I shared some of my favorite things to do in McKinney and you guys left some awesome comments with some of your favorite things to do.  Thanks for sharing!

I’ll be sharing my list for Dallas/Ft. Worth on Monday.  And I’d love for you to share your faves!

Thanks for stopping by today, guys!  Have a GREAT weekend!

Leave a Comment


  1. 6.3.16
    Unknown said:

    Where is your adorable shirt with navy stripes and Pom Poms from? Love it!

    • 6.3.16
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Thank you! It's from a boutique here in downtown McKinney. 🙂

  2. 6.3.16
    Shelbee on the Edge said:

    Those end of school activities look like a blast! Great photos!


  3. 6.3.16
    Mix and Match Mama said:

    First day of summer!! First day of summer!! FIRST DAY OF SUMMER!!! It's going to be so much fun friend! And what a wonderful week we ended on! Loved spending time with you at Aloha and Splash Day!

  4. 6.3.16
    Anonymous said:

    Yay for summer!! And, love seeing all of those end of school activities! So proud of your two big kids!!! Xoxo

  5. 6.3.16
    Kimm said:

    Ebby Lee has grown up so much this year! Yay for summer

  6. 6.3.16
    Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said:

    SUMMER TIME, SUMMER TIME, SUM SUM SUMMER TIME! I slept in until 6:15, and I bet the kid doesn't wake up until 9:00! WooooooooHoooooooooooo! Glen Oaks really does end of the year activities up right….and both of your big kids have grown so much! WHAH!!!!! 🙂

  7. 6.3.16
    Anonymous said:

    Those first day/last day photos… wow! They've grown up so much this year! Sweet kiddos!

  8. 6.3.16
    Unknown said:

    I think I NEED that striped shirt youre wearing! what is the boutique name? Do they do online orders?!

  9. 6.3.16
    Unknown said:

    Erika! The blue striped shirt with fringe….you wore to Nixon's kinder program! I MUST HAVE IT!!! Where is it from?

  10. 6.3.16
    Erika Slaughter said:

    Brassy Blueberries is where I got the tassel shirt. Unfortunately, they don't have an online shop. 🙁

  11. 6.3.16
    Megan said:

    Love seeing the pics of your kiddos end of year celebrations!! And they have both grown so much! Happy summer girl!!! Now If the rain will just stop!!

  12. 6.3.16
    Unknown said:

    Thanks, Erika!! I think that was my email you are referencing about the linking up question:) I hope I followed the rules correctly! love your blog and the how excited you are for summertime with your kiddos!

  13. 6.3.16
    Shelly @ The Queen in Between said:

    Oh my gosh your two grew soooo much this year! I am loving that adorable striped top! Happy Summer!

    Shelly||The Queen in Between