My children make me smile. They are amazing little people trying to figure their place out in this world. I remember being that age and not quite knowing what to expect from the world around me. I did know one thing, my family would always be there for me. I was right. A day does not go by that I do not thank my Heavenly Father for sending me to the family I have. They are my best friends. I also don't let a day go by that I don't thank Heavenly Father for the children I have. They are such a blessing to my life and I am thankful that I am blessed to have them.
I love when I walk in on them playing together. I get nervous when things get quiet around here. It isn't quiet very often when everyone is home. If you are looking for a quiet place, I would not suggest coming to my house! It is fun to walk in and see them playing dress-up (yes, my 7 year-old has convinced my 4 year-old son to play dress-up with her on occasion). I think she is waiting for the day when she can start dressing up my baby. She loves to pick out her outfits!
I have caught them playing board games or video games together also. Recently the children had a friend over to all connect with their DS's and my daughter's DS has been gone ever since. It is sad to me that they can't do that anymore. My 8 year-old son lost his, although I think that should still be in our house somewhere. My 4 year-old still knows where his is, thankfully!
It is fun to see the "tents" being built in the hallway. It consists of a couple dining room chairs and a few blankets. My daughter even fell asleep in the tent one night. My husband moved her in to her bed. She woke up and was awake for a while after that. They build "hotels" on my couch. It consists of the couch and a lot of couch cushions surrounding them.
A lot of times they enjoy chasing each other around the house. I feel sorry for the people that live below us. I often have to remind the children that they are running on someone else's ceiling.
My children love to play together. I am thankful for that. I miss the days of playing with my brothers and sisters. There were many a game of chase, freeze tag, kickball, football, volleyball, badminton. You name it, we probably played it. I hope my children have the same memories!