Friday Favorites

I’m teaming up with my girls again today to share our Friday Favorites!!  You should join us!

Whew!!  We are tired in the Slaughter house, but the fun isn’t over yet.  

This is happening today…
 Bowen Hency is 3!!

God knew exactly what he was doing when he created Bowen.

He began his little life as the easiest baby to enter the Slaughter family….until he got acid reflux at eight weeks.  hahaha!

This kid has the best personality.  He is a little charmer and can have you eating out of the palm of his hand within minutes.

His favorite color is green and he’s been asking for a green race car cake for his birthday for weeks!

He can talk Nixon and Ebby Lee into doing ANYTHING for him.  I mean anything.

 He started sleeping in Nixon’s room with him back in the old house and has taken up residency in his bed in the new house as well.

Every night Bowen asks Nixon if he can sleep in his room and Nixon acts like he’s put out, but he secretly LOVES it!

They are his biggest fans!

His favorites are Paw Patrol, Peppa Pig, and Team Umizoomi.

He loves all things train or dinosaur.

In the car if I’m trying to keep him awake before nap time, he’ll say, “But, Mom, I just want to take a little rest.”  🙂

His prayer yesterday before our Thanksgiving lunch went like this…”Dear God, Thank you for Mommy, Daddy, Boo, and M.  Thank you for clean water.  Thank you for orange juice.  Ashby is a good person.  Amen.”  Then he added, “Oops-I forgot T-Nonnie.”  hahaha!

He loves Ashby Shull big.  He talks to her on the phone ALL THE TIME. (Pretend phone, I should add.) He’s been known to get in trouble at preschool for kissing her during the day!!  I know.  I know.  He’s only three.  I’m in trouble.

I love that the very first thing he does every time we come inside is take off his shoes and put them in the closet.

He has a mind of his own and does NOT enjoy being pushed around.

He loves Ebby Lee and Nixon big and they love him even more.

 “I thank my God every time I remember you.”  Philippians 1:3

Happy Birthday, Bowen Hency!!!

We love you!!!

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  1. 11.27.15
    Elizabeth said:

    Happy happy birthday Bowen!!

  2. 11.27.15
    Haley Bishop said:

    awwww, that was so sweet! Happy birthday to Bowen!

  3. 11.27.15
    Kimm said:

    Happy birthday Bowen !!!

  4. 11.27.15
    Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said:

    Awwww! Happy Birthday Bowen! What a great post for an awesome kid!

  5. 11.27.15
    Mix and Match Mama said:

    Where do I even begin? I mean…Bowen has always just been my little man. Maybe it's because he came around and for once, I didn't have a baby of my own, so it was so easy to love on him and spoil him rotten??? Maybe it's because he's just super special and has a special place in my heart? But here's what I do know…and this makes me want to cry as I type it…Bowen has been such a huge blessing to our family during this time of transition with Ashby. I mean…you basically just told your two year old boy, "Hey, here's a two year old Chinese girl that we're calling Ashby. She doesn't speak English, she doesn't know you, she doesn't have a single friend and guess what? You're going to be her best friend. Now go…be friends with her." AND HE DID! He like 100% gave himself to her as a friend and because of that, my little girl wasn't alone this year. He has been nothing but PERFECT with her this year when at times, I know it was probably frustrating/boring/hard to be friends with her. I can't even put into words how Bowen has changed/loved/brought out the best in my daughter. And for that, Bowen will always have a special place in my heart. Happy birthday sweet Bowen! The Shulls love you so very much! xoxo

    • 11.27.15
      live compassionately said:

      I love this.

  6. 11.27.15
    Unknown said:

    Your family is beautiful!

  7. 11.27.15
    Melanie said:

    Aww what cuties!!!! =)

    I hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

    Melanie | Blog: Toots + Dill

  8. 11.27.15
    Unknown said:

    Happy Birthday Bowen! Today is our littles birthday as well, She is 2! November babies are the best! Hope Bowen has a GREAT day!

  9. 11.27.15
    Unknown said:

    Happy Birthday Bowen!!! Such a sweet boy you are!

  10. 11.27.15
    live compassionately said:

    Happy Birthday Bowen!

  11. 11.27.15
    Kara said:

    Happy Birthday to your little guy. It's so neat to know my 3 year old boy is so similar to yours. Same interests and shows. Boys are so much fun.

  12. 11.27.15
    Edye Nicole said:

    Happy birthday to Bowen! He's such a cutie 🙂

  13. 11.28.15
    Unknown said:

    That sweet Bowen is adorable. I love that you do little posts like this for your kids, one day they will read them and love it too! The prayer was my favorite part…I mean, CUTENESS! He seems like just the sweetest soul. You know what they say, kids are a direct reflection of their parents. 🙂

  14. 11.28.15
    Lisa Sipka said:

    Awe soooo many cute pictures!!! What cute little Slaughters! Happy birthday Bowen! Ashby getting the shout out too from Claire 😉 hope Bowen had a GREAT day!

  15. 11.28.15
    JJaz said:

    Happy birthday, Bowen!!!

  16. 11.29.15
    Lea said:

    What a sweet, sweet post for a sweet little boy. Love the family pics, just beautiful!

  17. 11.29.15
    Lindsay's Sweet World said:

    Happy birthday to Bowen!! I hope you all had an amazing time celebrating!

  18. 11.30.15
    Shelly @ The Queen in Between said:

    He is so stinking cute! Hope you guys celebrated big this weekend!