I am so blessed and I am in such a happy place. I have 6 wonderful children who are making their own way thru life and each and everyday I smile, watch, laugh and observe them growing into nice kids. Eamon and Liam are becoming so independant. I send them upstairs with a load of laundry and they put it away and clean up their room with no questions. They clean up the basement with a bit of coaxing of course, but they get the job done. Mairin can be demanding with her questions and boredom when the boys won't play with her but all in all I can't complain.
I never thought I would be that proud parent but I am. I am so proud of what they are growing into. I find myself pausing throughout the day to capture a moment either on camera or just take a moment to remember it in my head. Last night David let Liam watch the All Star Game. He had on his glove and he was sitting with his dad and just couldn't get close enough to David to watch the game of baseball. I am puzzled but thrilled at how Eamon can sit and put things together for over an hour at a time. I treasure the mornings when the older kids come into the family room and look for the babies so they can talk and play with them. I stop and stare when I over hear Eamon teaching Mairin how to play go fish. I say "Thank You God" when we are all sitting at church and I glance over at my family that now takes up nearly a full pew. I watch as David leaves for work in the morning and say to myself "how lucky am I that I can stay home with my kids". My blessings are abundant and my complaints and frustrations are minimal.
Currently I have 3 babies napping and I have the boys,Mairin and a neighbor friend over. The 4 of them are playing so nice downstairs. I love having kids over to play. Everyone thinks I am crazy but hey look at me..I am able to post because we have a playdate going on. Life is good and today I am taking time to appreciate the little things that make me happy.