What’s Up Wednesday

 I’m joining MelShay, and Sheaffer for their What’s Up Wednesday link-up!

What we’re eating this week:

This week our menu…
Tuesday:  Nixon requested spaghetti so I delivered.  🙂
Wednesday:  Salmon and roasted veggies.
Thursday:  We’ll be dining on leftovers.
Friday:  Friday night-Mama will not be cooking.  ha!  Eating out! 

What I’m Reminiscing About:

How these two began the school year as newbies and are ending the year like old pros.  🙂

What I’m Loving:

Summer break is ALMOST here!  We’re so ready for no schedules, late bedtimes, and hours by the pool.

What We’ve Been Up To:

We’ve been enjoying the moments of nice weather.  Our days are numbered until it’s just HOT here in Texas, so we’ve been playing outside as much as we can. 
 I must share this story…Nixon recently learned (I’m using the term loosely-he cannot stop) to ride his bike without training wheels. I must tell you Nixon does this kind of thing really hard core.  When I say that I mean Nixon doesn’t have a slow or possibly even medium speed when it comes to riding a bike.  I remember when he first started using a scooter.  He would go so fast he would fall.  Every. Single. Time.  The same thing is happening with his bike.  I know with more practice he’ll figure it out, but for now-he accelerates at every turn (most people tend to slow down) and he uses his feet to stop himself (he thinks the brakes are overrated).  So with all that being said, we went to a local bike trail with super sized sidewalks to let all the kids ride their bikes on Sunday afternoon.  Imagine this big trail and about 25 feet ahead there’s a little bridge with two poles in the middle.  I knew the second Nixon saw that he was instantly worried about running off the bridge or hitting the poles.  At the same moment the bridge is approaching, there’s a little family walking past.  The four-year-old son stops (with his back to us) to literally smell the roses.  Nixon starts panicking at the upcoming bridge and  (because he cannot stop) plows straight into the four-year-old who never saw it coming.  Oh my word!  Can I just tell you how different all children are?  And especially boys/girls?  When Ebby Lee learned to ride a bike we’d have to say things like “stop using your brakes”, “you’re not going fast enough”, “speed up”.  With Nixon, I can’t tell you the amount of times Tab and I have had to take off in full sprints to reach him before he runs into a mailbox, a parked car, or anything that could potentially be “in his way”.  That boy!  

Thankfully, no one was hurt or injured during the park adventure, by the way.  🙂

What I’m Dreading:

I’m dreading the possibility of Bowen discovering the fact that I threw this dinosaur in the trash.  This dinosaur’s mouth opens up, the red light shines, and it makes a loud “ROARING” sound.  Friday night, this dinosaur did his “thing” EIGHT times in the MIDDLE of the night!  EIGHT TIMES!  He was sitting on a playroom shelf with no one or nothing around him.  Apparently, he was having issues.  He woke Tab and I up every time (but we were too lazy to walk upstairs and put him outside) and the big kids also told me he woke them up.  Needless to say, I did the right thing by pitching him.  Let’s hope Bowen never finds out.  

What I’m Working On:

We constantly have some sort of house project going on over here.  I NEED to be working on finding an ottoman for the front room and another chair for the living room.  Have I searched yet?  Not so much, but it’s on my to-do list.

What I’m Excited About:


What I’m watching/reading:

Shay gave this one to me last summer before the move and it got packed away for a bit.  I finally pulled it out and am loving it!!

I can’t quit this show!  I’m still watching The Real Housewives of Dallas!  I need to catch up on the episode this week, but that dinner between Brandi and her husband was hard to watch!  Don’t you think?

I just started watching Jojo on The Bachelorette!  I’m following along with Sheaffer’s recaps because THEY’RE THE BEST!

What I’m Listening To:
We’re still listening to The Beach Boys over here.

What I’m Wearing:

We’re wearing ALL THE FRINGE.  You can read more about it here.

What I’m Doing This Weekend:

This was us last year before church in our red, white, and blue.  Last year, we were going through offers and packing ourselves up for a MOVE.  So thankful that isn’t happening this year.

This weekend we’ll be grilling out with friends, enjoying the great weather, eating good food, swimming, and celebrating Memorial Day.

What I’m Looking Forward to Next Month:

The Slaughter summer vacation is going down next month and we’re all stoked!  We’re looking forward to a week together with no work and all play.  🙂

Happy Wednesday, Ladies!!  XOXO

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  1. 5.25.16
    Anonymous said:

    The dinosaur!Haha!… I would've thrown it away too. Too funny!

    • 5.25.16
      Erika Slaughter said:

      It was awful ALL night long!

  2. 5.25.16
    Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said:

    That happened with one of Carter's toy's once when Chris was out of town AND I WAS SCARED TO DEATH. I couldn't figure out what the heck was going on! All I knew is that there was an unexplained noise in the house deep in the night! Here's to hoping B never realizes what you did! 😉

    • 5.25.16
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Isn't that the worst? I also kept thinking WHAT is making it go off??

  3. 5.25.16
    Mix and Match Mama said:

    The Royal We is so good!!! It was my favorite fiction novel of 2015!! So glad you're reading it now! I would read it again :). And Ashby and I were at the mall last week and she saw fringe sandals in the women's shoe section and said "these Erika's shoes". Ha!

    • 5.25.16
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Oh, I LOVE that story!!

  4. 5.25.16
    Anonymous said:

    Those fringe sandals are just so cute!! Love that picture of y'all from last year!! Can't wait to hear about your vacation, friend! Xo

  5. 5.25.16
    Megan said:

    Okay that dinosaur had to go. Ha!! And Nixon's bike story!!! Ekkkk. Oh girl. I can just imagine. My mom was riding her bike recently and got plowed over by a 7 year old…. On a golf cart. It was not pretty. She is still struggling to walk normal.

  6. 5.25.16
    Meagan Ruse said:

    I found an ottoman I love on Joss and Main 😉

  7. 5.25.16
    Unknown said:

    The dinosaur made me giggle! I've secretly thrown away the Furbie AND a baby doll that I would swear was possessed! Love the fringe sandles! 🙂

  8. 5.25.16
    Shelly @ The Queen in Between said:

    Girl….my 2nd child was just like Nix! The first time we went skiing it was the same and he would just come flying down the mountain not knowing how to stop and when he finally took a lady out from behind I had to really give him the what for!! So..know there will probably be lots of frustrations along the way but he will do great things! Mine is now playing minor league baseball. 🙂

    Shelly||The Queen in Between

  9. 5.25.16
    Kristina @ Ms.Modify said:

    I love that you threw the dinosaur away! HA I would have for sure done the same thing!

  10. 5.25.16
    Katie Wells said:

    Child toys are just plain scary. My little guy has a toy hammer that often goes off in the middle of the night with a knocking sound and says "I love to hammer all day long! "

  11. 5.26.16
    Unknown said:

    Literally laughed out loud at the dinosaur. Not funny in the moment(s) I'm sure but so funny to read after ha! Happy almost Summer!

  12. 5.26.16
    Rachel Zimm said:

    Nixon on the bike! – Ah! Here's to hoping he figures out the brakes soon! 🙂
    My two kids are very different like that as well – one cautious, and one almost too-brave!

  13. 5.27.16
    Katie said:

    I remember finding one of my little brother's toys in the trash after my Mom had thrown it out and I was sworn to secrecy forever! 🙂