Thursday, October 20, 2011

Family Chaos

Family is the better part of life! Recently we visited our two sons and their families in the Seattle area. Between them, my sons have seven children all under the age of eight!   (Without the commotion of little ones, life would be sterile and one dimensional.)  Chaos is not only tolerated, but is invited in these families because Chaos is creativity!  Each person has their own perspective, whether they are two or thirty-two.  We certainly celebrated an array of differences on this last trip.

Messy face!

Funny faces!
 There were watercolor painting sessions; building block towers to be tumbled; Candyland games to be played; a reptile show to attend; split pea soup to be consumed; a neighborhood walk pushing the stroller and exploring; church clothing and play clothing and sweaters for the cool days; baths for messy babies; discussions and football for the adults; a library visit and finally a stroll on the Puget Sound waterfront. 

Needless to say,
we had a wonderful time!

When was the last time you had a family gathering that you enjoyed?


Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

Sounds like you had a busy visit! And a lot of fun! Cute, cute grandkidlets!
We don't have a lot of family to gather anymore, but I am looking forward to my son's visit in Nov.!

Erika said...

Sounds like a wonderful time. You know I would love the stuff involving watercolors!!


Rose said...

It looks like an awesome visit! I think that it's great to have all of that chaos of little kids at once. I would enjoy the arts and crafts activities, too.

We don't have a lot of big family gatherings because neither Jake or I have a lot of family in the area. Now that we're closer to our parents and siblings, it's nice to have more small, regular get togethers.

Lily said...

Sounds simply warm and wonderful Linda ...


memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Awwww....sounds marvelous :)

Splendid Little Stars said...!
love those cute sweet little faces!
no TV?! yay!
just fun and creativity and interacting and sharing. sounds so wonderful. glad you had such a good trip, Linda!

Splendid Little Stars