Monday, April 24, 2017

Bowen and Madeley

If that picture doesn't make you smile on a Monday, I don't think anything will.  :)

It's no secret the second Bowen and Ashby Shull met they became fast friends.  The same has been true when it comes to Bowen's relationship with Madeley.  If you remember one of the first names she began saying was, "Bobo" for "Bowen".  Partly because she's a big Bowen fan and partly because she learned if she screams his name he'll give her a little more personal space.  I can't blame her one bit.  To say it mildly, Bowen is a little Madeley-obsessed.  If you've seen a picture of Madeley then you've probably had the same thoughts Bowen has had.  He "just wants to squeeze her cheeks" because "she's just so cute".  Those are DIRECT quotes from four-year-old Bowen.  He's had to learn a tough lesson in self-control over the last few months.  We definitely aren't there yet-he's a work in progress, but it must be noted he's showing Madeley ALL THE LOVE out of the goodness of his heart.  He genuinely loves that girl.  

A few months ago,  (I'm sure after telling Bowen to get back) Shay and I talked about what a blog post this would make.  I've been saving some pictures for this day.
A little progression...getting close to her, kissing her, and touching her cheek.  Luckily, Madeley was focused on that game!

The three amigos :)

They were dancing their little hearts out at the valentine dance.

He has no idea what personal space is when it comes to this girl.  He's told me before he "just wants to smell her cheek".

One of our first lunch dates...a fun little friendship was brewing.

I'm pretty sure in the pictures above he decided to share his Gatorade and that was the way to her heart.


He "just wanted to touch her cheek".

He loves this girl so much.  And I think it's cute how he views her as so little.  To him, she's a baby and he's such a big boy.  :)

I think (for the most part) the feeling is totally mutual.

It's safe to say Bowen isn't the only Slaughter boy with a little Madeley obsession.  :)

And we make sure we spread out all the love.  This girl is on the receiving end too.

What do you think?  Is Bowen mildly obsessed or what?!  ha!  Trust me-I'm a grown woman who has to practice all the self-control when I'm around Madeley (and her cheeks) as well.  Can we really blame him?!


Friday, April 21, 2017

Friday Favorites

 Happy Friday, Everyone!

Today is the day Narci, Andrea, and I team up to bring you our FAVORITES!  We invite you to join us. You can share {pretty much-ANYTHING} your favorites, add our graphic to your post, and then join the link-up!  Easy Easy!

I ordered this navy bell sleeve top and it arrived in the mail.  Don't pay attention to my clean laundry pile or that rolly thing in the background, but I like the shirt.  Just as a casual tee...the sleeves are fun, thin material, but it is short.  I paired it with a tank and liked the look.

 Earlier this month, I shared some favorite Easter dresses picks.  If you have a graduation or wedding coming up, you might want to check out those options.

If you're looking for a yummy dinner recipe for this spring weather, I highly recommend these BBQ Pineapple Baked Chicken Tacos.  We had them this week and I had five fans at my house.

THANK YOU!!  On Tuesday, I asked for your vote for which wedding guest dress to wear to an upcoming wedding.  This dress above was the winner.  You can see the other final contenders in my post. 

I've had several of you e-mail me or comment with must-dos while we're in New Orleans and I want to say a big THANK YOU!  Thank you for taking the time to send me some recommendations.  We have a pretty quick trip planned so I know we won't be able to get in all the dining.  I have no doubt we'll be eating GOOD while we're there thanks to you!

It's a little short and sweet today.  

Hope you have a great weekend!  XO

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Would You Rather

 WHOA!!  That's a whole lotta Slaughter faces UP CLOSE!  This post today was inspired by those three little faces. :)

I'm not sure about silly games your family plays but in our family we like to play, WOULD YOU RATHER?!

If you've never heard of it, you give players two scenarios and then they have to choose the one they'd rather have happen.  All for some fun!  

Let me tell you after deciding on this post idea, I realized there are a TON of websites out there with Would You Rather questions.  I have a Would You Rather app on my phone and when we're waiting for something while out running errands the kiddos and I often play.

Just yesterday, Ebby Lee asked me, "Mom, Would You Rather eat a live frog or have a frog eat you?".  No questions asked-I'd eat the frog.  :)

Again the game is all in good fun so of course-I'll never have to eat the frog and a frog won't be eating me, but sometimes I find myself afterwards still thinking about what I'd choose.

-When I was a teacher, we played ice breaker games at the start of almost every meeting.  These questions would be perfect.  
-In your classroom, give your kiddos a quick brain break and ask some questions.
-Give your students a Would You Rather question as a story starter.
-Or be silly and ask your kiddos a bunch of Would You Rather questions...I promise you'll have a good time.  :)

Would You Rather:

*Would You Rather be locked in a room that is constantly dark for a week or locked in a room that is constantly bright for a week?

*Would You Rather live without the internet or without AC/heating?

*Would You Rather have hiccups for the rest of your life or always feel like you're about to sneeze but not be able to?

*Would You Rather eat everything you see or lick everything you see?

*Would You Rather always have to skip everywhere or always have to run everywhere?

Hands-down I'd choose...*the bright room because I'd be scared of the dark after just a few minutes.
*Goodbye social media.
*I'd rather feel like I was about to sneeze.  Hiccups make me angry.
*I guess I'd rather lick everything-I hate that feeling of being too full and you'd always feel like that.
*Run-I'd probably look silly but not as silly if I was skipping everywhere.

What about YOU?  What Would You Rather?

Thanks for stopping by today!  See you tomorrow!  XO