January 10, 2009

Diamonds Are Not A Girls Best Friend....Girls Are!

I love that my daughter has such good friends. Love it! And the fact that I love their mom just as much as my daughter loves them is a huge bonus. We've had Emily's kids over for a few days now and I can't describe the peace that 8 kids bring to my house. When it's just my four there is all kinds of arguing and rivalries and training involved. When we double in size....well...it's quieter. They are all so absorbed in each other that sometimes Chris and I look at each other across the couch and wonder if they have slipped out of the house when we weren't looking.

The two teen boys hang out in Elijah's room and do mysterious boy stuff in there. Deep voices seep under their closed door and sometimes I wonder what man is in there with them. Oh wait...that's their own voices now.

The youngest three play endless games of Aggravation, Play-Doh, Tag, and Webkinz.

And the three middle girls put on plays, play school, build forts, and giggle, giggle, giggle.

And then they all crash.


8 comments:

Terri and Bob said...

That must be a magic number! Hmmm, does that mean that more might be in your future? JK!~

Growin' with it! said...

i love reading about your friendship with emily. you are a true friend as well! and i totally know what you mean about having kids over and it being easier!

Latte said...

awwwww!

Maria said...

you are a sweet friend! You and Emily are so blessed. Enjoying your posts!

Halfmoon Girl said...

That's so great. I know what you mean about how sometimes more seems like less in this area! You're a great friend to Emily, and I am sure that you would say the same about her.

Emily said...

I'm humbled and blessed by all the great people praying for me and offering help to us. It was so nice to have you take on my 4...reality is home now. :) (already had to break up one fight on the WAY HOME!!!!)

Better catch it! said...

Some of my fondest memories are of spending the night at my aunt and uncles when the family would get together. Everyone would sack out anywhere and us kids would play games and giggle the night away.
My parents are with me now because they have lost their home in the flood. Yes, we will be able to salvage the insides. But unfortunately the structure is history. Yet we are at peace.
God is good and full of grace.
My parents are wonderful people and they can stay with me forever if they need to.

mylittleducks5 said...

That is cool! It is so nice when our kids have really good friends. I agree with benefits of being friends over to play/sleep. People think I don't want to have kids over, because we have so many. It is actually a help ;)
:>Michelle

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