Kiddo Update

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I’m sharing a little update on the Slaughter four…
 First up is Britty!  She’s a big five day a week preschooler this year and we’re finally {her and me both} into the routine of it!  She was a little hesitant at the beginning of the year but enjoys going and even talks about two of her school friends all the time.  

I don’t think I’ve mentioned it before but Britt is super animated with her expressions.  Yesterday, I sent one of Nixon’s old cups {it actually said, “Nixon Slaughter”} because I couldn’t find Britt’s school cup.  Her teacher told me at pick-up that when she realized it was a cup for Britt, she said, “Britt, this is your cup”.  The teacher said that she gave her the craziest look like, “WHAT are you talking about?”.  Another friend referred to her looks as an ability to give shade with just a look.  That’s a skill…right?

Just about two and a half years ago we brought home the most shy baby who didn’t want people to notice her.  Now she’s grown into this feisty, fun little thing who is talking up a storm {all the praise hands for that!}.  God is good, friends.

Ebby Lee is right on the cusp of that tween spot and is growing up right before my very eyes.  She’s the absolute best helper, keeps her room and closet immaculate, and happens to remember EVERY SINGLE DETAIL about her day.  #shegetsitfromhermama  The boys often get frustrated after school because her school stories last so long.  #sorryboys

This fifth grade year is shaping up to be so much fun…at our elementary school fifth grade is the last year on this campus so she’s one of the “big dogs” now enjoying all the festivities that brings…morning announcements, Safety Patrol, a little more leeway throughout the day, and much much more.

She’s mentioned a few things she’d like to put on her Christmas list and they’re all officially “big girl things”.  I’m a tad heartbroken but mostly really excited to be able to shop for her this season.  😉

Can you spot Nixon in this blurry picture?  I’m using it anyway because this sums up Nixon’s life right about now.  He’s all sports all the time…from practicing to playing to watching.  He’s currently playing baseball and flag football {and loving every minute of it}.

I’ve mentioned before that Nix and I love to watch College Game Day on Saturday mornings, but this season has been tough.  Britt plays soccer at 8:00 a.m. most Saturdays so we’re having to forgo the excitement of College Game Day for three-year-old soccer.  It’s pretty much the same, right?

Tab recently found all of his old football and baseball cards so he gave them to the boys.  Nixon will look through them to find the best players, but it never fails-he leaves a stack of the best players in his pocket from sneaking them into church and they get ruined.  EVERY.  SINGLE.  TIME.

Bowen is LOVING first grade!  He just mentioned to me last night that he’s so glad he was put in this particular teacher’s class because she’s the best. 

His baseball team, the Indians, ended their last regular season game last night.  I wish I had videoed their first scrimmage and compared it to their game last night.  They grew SO MUCH on the field.  It was a fun season to watch.  

His flag football team has a couple games left before the season is over and this kid couldn’t be prouder to be a Tiger.  He has two little friends whose families are LSU fans and now he’s including himself in that group.

Remember I had a $25 bounty on whoever taught Bowen how to tie his shoes?  Nixon and Ebby Lee weren’t getting in a big hurry so this past weekend my mom taught him {super quickly-it would have been the easiest money they’d ever earned}.  Afterwards you wanna guess who was “just about to teach Bowen to tie his shoes”??  Both of those big kids!

After that challenge my mom mentioned him riding his bike without training wheels.  Bowen’s response, “No, that’s kind of dangerous like riding a motorcycle”.  Well played, Bowen.   I’m sure just like the whole shoe tying thing he’d learn quickly, but he’s found it’s easier to keep up with Nixon and Ebby Lee on foot rather than on bike and training wheels.  His birthday is next month and he doesn’t know it but a bike is on that birthday list so look out, B!

Thanks for reading today!
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