play |pleɪ|verb1 [ no obj. ] engage in activity for enjoyment and recreation rather than a serious or practical purpose: the children were playing with costumes | his friends were playing with their toys.• [ with obj. ] engage in (a game or activity) for enjoyment: I want to play Snakes and Ladders.

I love being a mom. I love the joy and laughter that our kids bring to our lives. There is never a dull moment when you have a 3 year old and a one year old around! My favorite thing about having young kids is getting to play with them and watching their imaginations run wild. I love their creativity and curiosity!

A few years ago, Baby Field discovered the popular children’s pastime of playing dress-up. When he came to realize that costumes were available in his size, he never wanted to wear anything else.

He started dressing up in superhero costumes like Superman, Batman and The Hulk. I glanced up from my desk one day while I was working for home, and he was walking to the park with our nanny wearing a full-piece tuxedo with dress shoes. It was adorable!

Now, he has costumes ranging from famous super heroes to cowboys, policemen to firefighters. Baby Field wants to dress up every single day (he must get it from his mommy! *grin*).

Everything I do, with and for my children, is part of a legacy that I am creating for our family. I’m not motivated by money or success, but by the well-being of my husband and our two beautiful kids. I want them to be happy, healthy and enjoy growing up and learning things to love and learn in our world.

At the end of every day, choosing a life of contentment, enjoying time with my husband and kids, and delighting in the love and laughter that they pour into my heart brings balance and happiness to my life. The stress of work or a pressing deadline no longer seem so crucial when I’m playing dress-up with my kids.

I wanted to share some of my favorite photos of Baby Field dressing up so it could brighten your day like it does mine. I love the innocence that children possess. Allow them to enjoy each moment of every day–just being themselves. We can learn so much from our children!  

I’m convinced that the love of family is where joy is found–and I have found it.