Friday, November 29, 2013

Wiped Out



I talked this lady into Black Friday (or Brown Thursday?) shopping with me yesterday AND my sweet mama went to the mall with me at midnight!!  Needless to say, I'm wiped out!!  Hope you shop 'til you drop too!!


Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving, 2 Winners,and Bowen Turns 1!!

First of all...HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!  I hope you're spending time with the ones you're most thankful for AND stuffing yourself with turkey!  :)

Congratulations to Andrea M. and Esther R.!!!  I'll be e-mailing you ASAP!!  Thanks to everyone who participated and to Stitches 'N Such!!  I drew two names last night.  You can see it here.

We celebrated Bowen's birthday a day early simply because it worked out better for everyone.  So...Tuesday morning I invited a couple friends to the mall for (the easiest birthday party known to man) a little party for Bowen.  I went back and forth deciding what I should do for him.  I ALMOST threw a big Christmas party and at the last second changed my mind.  I decided the third time around...his first birthday should be ALL about him and what he loves!  Let me just tell you...this kid can hang at the play area at the mall.  Maybe because he's the third he loves the chaos??  Not sure but when I saw him in there I knew that was where he'd choose to spend his big day!  So...a little party was planned at the mall!
I don't think Bowen was the only one excited about his new toy!  ha!







Sweet Presley was not gonna be cold!  Love it!

The kiddos had their own little table with pizza, juice boxes, fireman plates, and balloons.







Sweet Griffin wasn't feeling the kiddo table just yet...next year for sure!

Birthday boy had a blast hanging with the big kids and eating pizza!


Sweet Kensington tried to teach him to say her name.  She worked on this for a good ten minutes.  Unfortunately, I don't think he has it down just yet.  :(


A couple days before I ordered his cake and decided...why not firetrucks??  A Slaughter hasn't had a firetruck party yet!  It was perfect!

Homeboy wasn't feeling the cookie cake as much as he was feeling the pizza crust!





"I don't want the cake.  Just let me eat this pizza crust!"




He clearly doesn't take after his brother when it comes to cookie cake.  :)


So much fun with friends!!






Then we all took a ride on the carousel!



I wish I could have truly captured the craziness going on around me!  Moms were snapping pictures left and right!  ha!


Ebby Lee, Sarah, Molly, and Maggie


Love that Smith, Nixon, and Maggie are having a good time!


Birthday boy had a BLAST!


Then it was off to the play area.  See??  He loves it!


Bowen had SO much fun at his (easiest) first birthday party!!

We continued the tradition of celebrating the day before because again everyone couldn't make it on Wednesday...so M, G, and M's brother came over that night to have a little family party.
I think he liked his dinner??


Bowen got stuck at the girl table.


This is where the guys were hanging out.


CAKE time!!






Brother helped him blow out the candle.


I think he's saying, "where's the pizza crust"?  ha!!


Love my sweet sweet B!  (My eyes are open BIG because I do that in pictures when I'm hoping my kids open their eyes.  I know...it doesn't make sense!!)


Time for presents!!




The kiddos each chose a toy for him and he LOVED the new toys!!




Playing his new instrument.


He adores her!  Can you tell?




We had a GREAT day celebrating our little guy turning one!  

Sidenote...Tab was in attendance.  Somehow...we don't have any pictures to really prove it!!  We forgot to take a family picture!  :(

Thanks so much to everyone for making B's big day SO much fun!!

This is Bowen waking up on his REAL birthday.  We didn't really do anything big yesterday.  We ran some errands, played at home, got food ready for today, and took the big kiddos to see Frozen.  (B stayed with T-Nonnie...I'm sure he didn't mind all the alone time!  ha!)

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

A VERY Happy Birthday & What I Wore


HAPPY FIRST BIRTHDAY TO SWEET BOWEN!!! 
We had a little party/play date at the mall yesterday and a family dinner party last night.  So, we have a super low-key day full of nothing but playing with his new toys!!  He'll have a blast!  He's such a blessing to our family.  Love this little guy!!  I'll post his birthday events soon.

I absolutely LOVE this shirt from J.Crew Factory!  I hadn't realized I wore it twice this week until I started posting these pictures!  ha!

Shirt:  Sold out online at J.Crew Factory.  It's still in stores though.  This one from Forever 21 is similar.  You know I have a special place in my heart for that buffalo looking plaid!!

Black Scarf:  Here from Forever 21.

Vigoss Jeans: Nordstrom here.

Saevon Boots:  Nordstrom here.


Don't I look ready for two Thanksgiving feasts??  :)

Denim Shirt:  Similar here.  And...it's 40% off right now!  If you're in need of a chambray shirt, go check that out!!

Floral Scarf:  I LOVE this one!!!  This is also a cute option.

Purple Skinnies:  Similar here.

It was rainy on Thursday.  Well...let me be honest.  There might have been a slight chance in the forecast!

Wellies:  Nordstrom here.  I was planning on adding these to my Christmas list and I couldn't resist!  I'm so happy I didn't wait!  Not sure my hubby is so glad.  :)

Ready to run some errands!

Gingham Shirt:  Here.

Tweed Vest:  Brassy Blueberries...they don't have this online.  But a similar option is here.


Yesterday was Bowen's fireman birthday party (think SUPER low-key) so I dressed us all in red/black.  It's fun to match the birthday theme, right?

Shirt:  This one from Forever 21 is similar.

Miss Priss was trying to pose too!  ha!