Slaughter Kid Update

Hello, Everyone!

I must tell you when I did that survey back in December I LOVED reading your responses.  For the most part, if you see a random blog post pop up, please note odds are someone asked me about the subject.  I can’t guarantee that’s the case because it’s “A Little Bit of Everything” going on over here.  Anything could happen.  ๐Ÿ™‚

I got asked about the big kiddos several times.  Miss Britt has been getting the spotlight in this space for the last eight months and you guys are wondering about the big kiddos.  So today I’m sharing a few little updates about them.

Here are a few little updates about my kiddos…

 Ebby Lee:

*She is my people pleaser.  She’s happy to do anything she’s asked.  She’s the first to pick up, she puts her own laundry away like a champ, and no doubt-her closet is more organized than mine.

*She’s playing volleyball this winter and is also busy with dance classes.  She’s added hip hop to her mix of classes and is LOVING it.

*Ebby Lee is the sweetest big sister.  Her favorite after school activity is taking Britt upstairs to play.  #meltmyheart


*This is my ALL-BOY kiddo that has two buttons…either he’s outside playing some kind of sport-maybe even one he’s made up OR he’s a couch potato and wants to be watching Dude Perfect trick shots on t.v.  #noinbetween 

*His teacher recently switched over to a new position in the district and he got a new teacher at the beginning of this January semester.  He’s handling the transition like a boss.  It would have been hard for even me to get a new teacher mid-year with new rules and such, but he’s go with the flow and it’s going great.

*Nixon can find ways to annoy Ebby Lee and Bowen in under two seconds flat, but he is putty in Britt’s tiny hands.  I’ve never seen a kiddo get so wrapped around a baby’s finger before.  He’ll do anything and everything for her.  My favorite is listening to him talk to her.  He’s mush, I’m telling you, but it’s precious to watch.


*Bowen is in that sweet spot between preschooler and total big kid.  He’s found a way to enjoy all the perks of his small self while getting the benefits of big kid status as well.  For example, he sleeps with the big kiddos, has the same bedtime and everything, but when it comes to carrying up all his clean laundry he’s convinced me his arms aren’t strong enough.  #imasucker

*I’m not sure about you, but after Christmas we need ALL THE ORGANIZATION.  I was going through things and had made little piles at the bottom of the stairs for each kiddo to carry up and put away.  Some items might be random things they had brought down but others were brand new gifts they’d just received.  I gave them time to put them all away and then told them I’d be throwing away things left on the stairs.  This usually puts them in high alert and gets them moving QUICKLY.  Except Bowen, he came down to the bottom of the stairs, slowly looked over everything in his pile and then replied with, “Mom, you can throw my stuff away.  I don’t really want any of that.”  YOU GUYS!  It had NEW toys he’d just gotten for Christmas, but he was TOO LAZY to put them up!  Um…NO!  Needless to say, he got a big talking to-and quickly put all his new toys away.  I’m still shaking my head about him saying this!

*He’s going to preschool three days a week this year and absolutely loves it!  His teachers, his new friends, and his school is going great.  I cannot believe he’ll be in kindergarten this fall.  My plan this semester is to soak up our Mondays and Fridays around here doing fun things.


If you missed my post all about her yesterday, you can check it out here.

That’s what’s going on around here with these cuties.  ๐Ÿ™‚

Hope you enjoyed our update.  XO

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  1. 1.18.18
    Meagan @ The Clanahan Fam said:

    Fun update! Oh, and man, did Bowen ever call your bluff. haha!!! Sounds like something Ry would do. That boy can be l-a-z-y. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. 1.18.18
    Mix and Match Mama said:

    Unlock the front door, I'm on my way over to put up Bowen's stuff for him ๐Ÿ˜‰ .

  3. 1.18.18
    Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said:

    Great little update on all the kiddos! Love the Nix is putty in Britt's hands….and Bowen saying "just throw it away" made me laugh out loud!!!

  4. 1.18.18
    Anonymous said:

    Aw, what a sweet update!! And, I'm totally laughing at Bowen! Too funny!

  5. 1.18.18
    Elaine Welte said:

    Addy is the exact same way with her laundry!! Sheโ€™s all big kid until itโ€™s time to put her clothes away and clean up her room!

  6. 1.18.18
    Gucci Girl said:

    Hahahaha I laughed out loud about Bowen and his toys! Too, too funny!

  7. 1.18.18
    Anonymous said:

    Do you plan to update your sidebar now that you have four kids?

  8. 1.18.18
    Reader said:

    I'm totally laughing at Bowen, what a sweet little boy. Erika, you can be SO proud of them. Another topic to please do… how do you split 1on1 time with each kiddo and what does the other 3 do then? I know with Britt at home the others will be at school but perhaps a bit more about each personality/interests and how you make them all feel loved and knowing they have your full attention from time to time? xo

  9. 1.18.18
    Dianna said:

    Ha! I have a kid like Bowen! And I need an Ebby Lee ๐Ÿ™‚ I suspect my 6 year old would be a Nixon if I had a third.

  10. 1.18.18
    Unknown said:

    Can you do a post on organizing their rooms and your house? I was SO organized before I had my daughters, but I need help now ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 1.18.18
      Erika Slaughter said:

      This comment made me laugh because my house is so disorganized right now. Iโ€™ve started reading those organization books and am in a mission! Iโ€™ll keep you posted on how thatโ€™s going tho!

  11. 1.18.18
    Erika Slaughter said:

    All that to say-you are NOT alone!!

  12. 1.18.18
    Julie Bradford said:

    love all of their personalities!!! isn't it great to have a mixture.. I loved reading this!!! Jessi is Ebby Lee and Julia is totally Bowen (she'd totally say naaaaahh you can just do something with it.. hahahaha (eye cover emoji :P) but then they both love sports like Nixon & constantly have some type of ball or sport going on!!! hahaha KIDS ARE GREAT!

  13. 1.19.18
    Laura said:

    My youngest son says things just like Bowen!! It's mind-blowing, frustrating, and hysterical all at once!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Love reading about your sweet family.

  14. 1.19.18
    Britt Hensley said:

    These updates are the cutest!! I just love how Ebby Lee is playing volleyball. My little Nataleigh is in that sweet spot between big kid & little one. It's a tough spot at times, but it's truly so sweet also. Seriously how adorable is little Britt!! Thanks for sharing with us!