Meet the Kids – 2012

It’s been a while since I’ve shared any pictures of the kids, so I thought I’d re-introduce everyone to you…

Even though the kids are all roughly 2 years apart, I refer to them in two distinct groups: the Youngers and the Olders.

The Youngers

Z, age 10 and Little E, age 8, and Me

The Youngers are Little E and Z.  Though I’m going to have to come up with a new nickname for Little E, cuz at 8, she’s not so little anymore. :)  The youngers are my elementary students, and my awesome board game team members. They do a lot together, and are very close.

The Olders

J, age 12, and Kgirl, age 14

The Olders are Kgirl – who is a very responsible 14 – and J –  who looks 14 but is really 12. These two have always been close, but now are busy with their own worlds and exploring who they are and where they fit individually.

Kgirl is my right arm, the anchor in the family when I’m not available. J ensures we all laugh and spend lots of time outdoors.  Both make sure Greg and I have plenty of late night conversations, as that’s their favorite time to hang out. :)

The Extroverts and the Introverts

Little E and J are my extroverts. They need their energy banks recharged with social interaction a couple times a week or they drive me crazy with their moodiness and meltdowns.

Z and Kgirl are my introverts. They need their energy banks recharged every day with hours and hours of personal time. If we are out doing activities too often they drive me crazy with their moodiness and meltdowns.

But no matter how they drive me crazy, they are awesome, fun, and fabulous. And I wouldn’t trade them for anything!

 

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2 Responses to Meet the Kids – 2012

  1. Kareen says:

    Awesome update :) I love that picture of you with the Youngers!

  2. Shannon says:

    :) Thanks Kareen!

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