Friday, August 9, 2013

Atlantic Beach 2013


Well, we have gone on our first family trip with four kids...and we survived!!!!  We did have a little...ok, A LOT...of help from the World's Best Babysitter, Darian.  A couple of days before our trip, I was feeling so overwhelmed.  Up to this point, Tobias wasn't napping well.  When he was awake, all he did was cry.  I was dreading going on this trip.  Chris came up with the idea that maybe Darian could come with us...we thought it was a long shot since she has a job.  But she was able to work out her work schedule so she could come with us.  It was a HUGE blessing to have her there with us...an extra set of hands is always welcomed.  The kiddos had so much fun having her there with us.  She played with them on the beach, came up with fun games to play in the condo, helped with meals and getting dressed. 

On our way to the beach, I had a very sentimental moment.  I was remembering when I was Darian's age and how involved I was with the Amegin Family.  I started watching their oldest when she was 4 months old...now she is 16!!!  They were like a second family to me, and I feel like Darian is a part of our family.  I'm so thankful that our kiddos have someone who loves them so much and cares for them.  And I hope that she will be a part of our family for years to come.