Nixon is 6 and New York-Day 3

I have a lot going on over here today.  πŸ™‚  A little birthday post and then our Day 3 recap is at the bottom.

First of all, I must tell you this sweet little baby boy is now 6 YEARS OLD!

How in the world did that happpen?

Nixon Talbot turns 6 today.  Nixon is all-boy.  He wants to play outside from the second he gets home from school until it’s time to take a bath.

He loves all sports…baseball, basketball, football, golf, hockey…just to name a few.

Nixon is our comedian.  He keeps us all laughing with the things he says and the crazy things he does.

He can be SO sweet to his brother and sister.  I’m talking like little brother forgets that he ordered pizza and is crying because he wants chicken nuggets and Nixon offers to switch.  That kind of sweet.

He’s been asking for a dog since he was two years old.  He’s been a bit obsessed and when he was two, seven seemed like the perfect age.  I started telling him when he was seven we’d get a dog.  EEK!!  He just turned six!  Apparently, I only have one year left of dog-free living.  πŸ™‚

This little guy stole my heart years ago and has been holding onto it every since.

He wants to be a baseball player when he grows up.

This kid keeps our entire family laughing.  We’re so thankful he’s ours.  We love you big, Nixon-Man! 

 Happy Happy Birthday!!  XOXO

Nixon is always crazy easy on birthdays.  Ebby Lee always wants a big party with lots of friends.  Nixon usually chooses something with just a couple friends.  So this evening we’ll be partying Nixon-style at the bowling alley complete with lots of french fries, bowling, and cupcakes for dessert!

New York City Day 3:

On Wednesday Shay and I slept in, ordered room service, and then set off to hit up the rest of Manhattan.  First stop, the Flat Iron District.

 We were just casually walking through the city and spotted this bus.  We kind of had to stop, right?

We walked through the Chelsea Food Market.  Super cool.  I could have eaten for days in that building.

We stopped at a little bakery for a quick lunch.  The food was great, but I don’t even remember the name.  While we were there some other tourists mentioned there was filming a couple blocks over for The Blacklist.  We had to check it out!  On our way over we realized the bakery…Magnolia Bakery was where we were headed next for a little dessert and it was right in the middle of the action.

I’ve only seen one episode of the show, but this guy was the police officer doing the scene.  He was running to chase a guy who’d just gotten in a car.  They did this little bit about four times while Shay and I had a sweet treat.  

We just watched through the window while we ate our dessert.  When the police officer actor looked at us, we waved.  haha!  It’s crazy to see how many people, extras, cameras, and just things it takes to get even the smallest of scenes!

Next stop was the building they use to show the outside of the Friends’ apartment!  

We took a quick selfie outside of Bethenny Frankel’s building.

Then we made a quick stop in Zarin Fabrics in China Town just to check out Jill’s business.  (Another RHONY alum)

 On Tuesday, I wore my Sperry “Duck” boots to keep warm and dry, but around mile seven of that day my feet were hurting!  So I sported these New Balance shoes on Wednesday and my feet felt great up until mile twelve.  #wedidsomewalking

We decided this night we could skip the dresses, bare legs, and heels.  And…Shay’s toes were gone and my hips were still recovering.  We headed out for night #2.  We had dinner at Carmine’s and YUM!!  Carmine’s is a family-style Italian with the cutest decor.  We had salad, cheese filled manicotti, and the best bread pudding!

Then it was time for Jersey Boys…this show was good too!  This one was rated R with the language but it was a great show portraying Frankie Valley and the Four Seasons.  I had no clue I knew so much of their music.  I recognized almost every song.  This show was less “flashy”, but the storyline was fabulous and those guys could SING!  If you’re traveling adults-only, I’d definitely recommend this one as well.

We walked back to our hotel and paused in the middle of Times Square for a last NYC picture.  πŸ™‚

Shay, THANK YOU, for letting me tag along on your trip!  I had the BEST time getting to see the city with you and am so crazy proud of you!  Love you, friend!! XOXO

Don’t forget…tomorrow is this!

You should join us!

Have a great Tuesday, girls!

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  1. 4.12.16
    Unknown said:

    MAJ girls' trip envy over here! I love that y'all went to Zarin fabrics…I can just hear Jill sayin "bobby!" HA! and happy 6th bday to your little man! We just switched my sweet boy to his 'official' big boy bed this past weekend and i've pretty much been sobbing ever since #timeisajerk

    • 4.12.16
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Hahahaha!!!! First of all, I love your hashtag!! And i did an impression of Jill saying, "Bobby" too. That's exactly my first thought too!

  2. 4.12.16
    Mix and Match Mama said:

    Best. Day. Ever. I had so much fun running around NYC with you! My legs are still sore :). And listen, that Nixon boy is one of my favorite people EVER! He keeps me laughing! Yesterday, I was writing down notes in my recipe book and he crawled on the floor around the corner and jumped out at me…we were both laughing so hard! I might have jumped two feet high. Happy Birthday Nixon!

    • 4.12.16
      Erika Slaughter said:

      That's my Nix. πŸ™‚

  3. 4.12.16
    Kara said:

    Happy Birthday to your sweet boy! I just love all your pictures. I'm so glad y'all had fun!

    • 4.12.16
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Thank you, Kara!

  4. 4.12.16
    Kimm said:

    Happy birthday Nixon !

    • 4.12.16
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Thanks, Kimm!

  5. 4.12.16
    Anonymous said:

    Happy Birthday Nixon!! I hope he has the best day!! Xoxo Also, so glad you had such a great trip!! Sounds like a blast!!

    • 4.12.16
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Thanks, Narci!

  6. 4.12.16
    Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said:

    Y'all had the best time and managed to get some really great pics along the way! Happy Birthday, Nixon!

    • 4.12.16
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Thanks, girl!

  7. 4.12.16
    Meagan @ The Clanahan Fam said:

    Girl!!! I would have to do some serious training before hitting up NYC – 20 miles?! Ha! What a super fun trip. Happy Birthday to your sweet boy! The twins turn 6 in June. #someoneholdme

    • 4.12.16
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Tell me about it!! I should have trained. Hahaha!

  8. 4.12.16
    Sharon said:

    Oh the Blacklist….probably my favorite show…You should definatly Netflix it. Last time I was in NYC I saw James Spader at Chelsea Piers.

    • 4.12.16
      Erika Slaughter said:

      I've only seen the first episode but we'll have to keep watching.

  9. 4.12.16
    "The Mrs." said:

    Happy Birthday Nixon! Blacklist is one of our favs πŸ˜‰

    • 4.12.16
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Thank you!!

  10. 4.12.16
    Kim said:

    I used to watch RHONY & loved the name Zarin so much, it's my 6yo daughter's name – Veyda Zarin πŸ™‚ What a fun trip! I think Shay could be hired as a tour guide!! πŸ™‚

    • 4.12.16
      Erika Slaughter said:

      She'd make a great tour guide. She definitely showed me around.

  11. 4.12.16
    Leigh (Balancing By Faith) said:

    Love the NY Posts – but Nixon….he could be a spitting personality of my son, William. All sports, all boy, but such compassion and kindness for those around him!! Happy Birthday Nixon!!

    • 4.12.16
      Erika Slaughter said:

      How funny!! He's my crazy kiddo that always has us laughing.

  12. 4.12.16
    Unknown said:

    What a fun trip! We LOVE Blacklist so I would have been freaking out. I felt the same way when we were in Hawaii and saw them filming the second to last episode of Lost. We couldn't believe how many times Jack and Hurley did the same scene. And then when we watched it on tv it was about 3 seconds long ha!

    • 4.12.16
      Erika Slaughter said:

      That's what we said. It took hours for them to film this scene that's probably only seconds long.

  13. 4.12.16
    Unknown said:

    I'm from New York and we go to Carmine's all the time! Best Italian food in the city!!

    • 4.12.16
      Erika Slaughter said:

      It was DElISH!!

  14. 4.12.16
    Jenny said:

    I am cracking up over the idea of you two waving to the actor through the window! Hahaha! Happy Birthday, Nixon!

    • 4.12.16
      Erika Slaughter said:

      We kind of panicked when he looked our way. Haha!

  15. 4.12.16
    Melanie Smith said:

    Ok. I have to know- how the heck does Shay know where all of these people live?????

    • 4.12.16
      Erika Slaughter said:

      I think she googled them. πŸ™‚

  16. 4.12.16
    Lindsay's Sweet World said:

    You're making me want to plan another trip to NYC! I've been 3 times but it's been several years since our last visit! May have to try to go this fall!

    • 4.12.16
      Erika Slaughter said:

      I know!! I can't wait to go back!

  17. 4.12.16
    Lisa said:

    Oh my gosh Erika! That picture of Shay in front of the bus with the Real Housewives is kinda like a " Where's Waldo" edition of " Where's Shay" Maybe I said that backwords? πŸ˜‚ Anyway you know what I meanπŸ‘
    Looks like a fun trip! Shay was darling on TODAYπŸŽ‰πŸ’•

    • 4.12.16
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Hahaha! She's hard to spot in that picture. She did a great job!

  18. 4.12.16
    Brettni Brumfield said:

    Happy Birthday, Nixon!

    And it looks like you had a blast in NYC. Some of my girlfriends and I had took a trip together this past December. It was so much fun!

  19. 4.13.16
    Love on the Lake said:

    My husband and I just got back from NYC too! My childhood friend got married and we made a long weekend of it. We've both been before but never together #Awwww If you go again, try The Smith for brunch. Ah-mazing!! I had a mimosa, a bacon candied scone (what?!) and a BLTE – a bacon, lettuce, tomato and fried egg Sammy on a croissant with lemon aoli. Yum πŸ™‚ We saw American Psycho the Musical and Les Miz (one new, one old, both great)
    ~ LOTL

  20. 4.13.16
    Unknown said:

    you girls know all the awesome places to go! how do you find all these places?! Ahh.. NYC i loved your recap!

  21. 4.13.16
    mel @ the larson lingo said:

    Loved reading your NYC recaps! Looked like such a fun trip! I am a little behind on blogs since I didn't open up my laptop during Spring Break!

  22. 4.14.16
    Rob & Michelle Eberly Family said:

    So fun but Ii have to ask… Which New Balance shoes are you wearing? Help a girl out. 😁 I love NYC