Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Chaos: I Can't Quit You

In the past month we have had a child turn from a 'tween to a teen (as in TEENAGER, as in I now have a child the same age as Juliet, as in TEEN.AGER, as in where's my flask?) another become a solid 'tween (with the requisite mood swings firmly in place, natch), a wedding anniversary to mark 15 years of marriage and another June date to mark 19 years together, a couple of quick trips, a few weekend shifts at the hospital, two writing projects that keep me glued to the laptop when I can hide from the kids, nearly a dozen playdates at the pool and of course the rest of it which is just life as we know it.


Whew. Oh, and we got a cat. Because what's one more living thing in this house, anyway? The nice thing is, the kids actually slow down long enough to enjoy Princess Clarissa Socks (her full name) so that I can take a non-blurry photo.





11 comments:

Nancy said...

LOVE that photo ... all calm and resting with the new Princess =)

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Sweetness.

Chaos and I have that same relationship. Sure, invite a friend!

neeser said...

What a beautiful picture of your kids. Did you give them all nips off your flask to accomplish that, or did you just go the traditional route and threaten them all with bodily harm? In all seriousness, there is so much I like about that picture -- the lighting for one, the way your older daughter has her arm draped over her sister, the body position of your younger son (I love toddler legs, I can't help it) and the patterns and colors of the bedding--all very, very beautiful. It could be a print ad for some furniture store/company.

Jen M. said...

Geeze - thanks. All that from a candid shot - who knew!!

Molly said...

Hello, I do not get around much anymore, but thanks for the visit. Ah yes, the joys of raising tweens and teens, I remember it well.

Great name for your cat.

the dragonfly said...

Aww, they look so sweet with the new kitty!

Sounds like you've been busy. But...sometimes busy is good. I much prefer busy to bored! :)

katydidnot said...

hello kitty. i want one, too.

DysFUNctional Mom said...

Oooh, pretty kitty.
Your June sounds like December in our house. Everybody and their mama has a birthday in December!

Jennifer H said...

Excellent name! And a very sweet photo.

MamaNeena said...

Do you think they have sponsors for those of us that can't seem to escape the chaos...or the kids...

painted maypole said...

adorable picture!