Always One In A Family Portrait

It never fails. You gather everyone. Ask them to be on their best behavior. Then you snap the picture. There is always one in a family portrait.

What is that face, Roscoe P.? - always one in a family portrait
What is that face, Roscoe P.?

A chance like this doesn’t present itself very often. Everyone together and behaving. No siblings poking at each other or instigating games. You whip out the phone, ask them to look at the camera, and take the photo before things fall apart. Only later do you discover the first rule—there is always one in a family portrait.

P.S. – And, yes, there might have been treats involved.

For those new to our world, that would be His Royal Highness Little Prince Typhoon Phooey in the front left and his bestest brother (with the silly grin and eyes closed) Roscoe P. The happy smile in the back row comes from Landon (Boom Boom) and the upper right corner is Frankie Suave.


  1. Carol Donahue on January 14, 2022 at 8:45 pm

    Gotta love that Rosco!!

  2. Cheryl Seybert on January 14, 2022 at 3:13 pm

    Love this picture of your boys!! Actually the fact you only had to bribe the Prince is huge!! At least you didn’t have to bribe all 4 of them. Great picture even if Roscoe P has closed his eyes. 🐾🐾💕

  3. tammyj on January 14, 2022 at 12:20 pm

    just LOVE your Family!!! XOXO

  4. Juno's mom on January 14, 2022 at 11:32 am

    Such lovable faces. (Couldn’t help thinking what the cue was to get the all eyes up at once.)

  5. HokiePack on January 14, 2022 at 8:43 am

    Ah precious ! Sweet Roscoe! I would have expected the Boom to be the disrupter 🐾

  6. mary michaud on January 14, 2022 at 7:54 am

    four beautiful faces, love this pic

  7. Debbie & Miss Ruby on January 14, 2022 at 7:51 am

    Roscoe only makes the picture better with his silly expression! I also agree it is one to cherish.

  8. Kimberly Parker on January 14, 2022 at 7:13 am

    A beautiful family! You need some red heads and some girls to fill up the pack. 😉

  9. Jean Burkhardt on January 14, 2022 at 6:38 am

    HU-Dad even IF the photo shows ONE of the herd with eyes closed-it IS a cherished memory as Tonya Rogers said!!!!!

  10. Tonya Rogers on January 14, 2022 at 6:22 am

    Beautiful picture! One to cherish for years to come❤️

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