Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Our Di Di

Let's just skip the fact that my last blog post was in June...yes you read that right....JUNE!

I did a little revamp on the page and I will try to be more diligent about posting:) HA!

Tonight we are having one of our favorite Ladies over and here is the story of that Famous Lady: Di Di!!

When we found out we were having our first baby we were certainly overwhelmed by the dollar signs $$$ on almost every day care center we researched. We were living in University City at the time and we did not have a whole lot of options that suited our budget and I was not keen to the idea of a large daycare facility. A close friend of ours recommended that we talk to his brother who was using his wife's Aunt Di Di to come in their home for daycare. The only catch was the location. They were located in St. Charles which was pretty far west of the city and the opposite direction for both of our commutes. We met a couple of times and things just felt right so we jumped on the opportunity to have Di Di care for Kayla even if the drive was a little ridiculous. Later to find out this Famous Lady drives even farther than we did to be with her babies. She is such a Saint:) We could not have asked for a better fit with our laid back family!

As it turned out the family she was working with moved on to another home and Di Di offered to come into our home after we moved to St. Charles. This was amazing....I mean you could not ask for a kinder, generous and caring Lady to be present in your home and care for your children. Did I mention she is a Saint? When Paige came along I felt like the luckiest Mom in the world to have Di Di there in our home during the day. She spoiled those babies like non-other! And boy did they love her in return.

This past year Paige was turning 3 and we made the decision to put her in pre-school to start preparing for Kindergarten. Kayla had started school and it was time to move on and end our in-home daycare. This was a very difficult decision for all of us. There were tears shed and major transitioning for everyone. Even my poor indoor plants were going to miss Di Di.....she had become a member of our Family. My biggest fear was not keeping in touch and the girls slowly forgetting about this wonderful person who helped shape them into the polite, well mannered kids they are today.

Well, I am happy to report that we still have a very active relationship with Di Di. We try to get together a couple times a month so the girls can spend time with her. I can't say it's not a little for me too....I loved having her there to vent my worries, share my happiness and just have a good listener around to talk to. If you know we well....I talk A LOT!!!! About EVERYTHING:) So here is to our Famous Lady Di Di and many years to come sharing our lives with her. We love you Di Di! I am so happy you are a part of our crazy life♥


niffyfer said...

Aw, Nikki! This is so sweet!
I miss the girls, too! :(
I'm really glad you guys keep getting together - I know my mom was really worried about losing her babies. She always is/was able to have some crazy connection with the babies she helped bring up. My mom is a truly amazing person and I am very lucky to have her!

Laura said...

I love the new blog revamp! That's awesome you are keeping in touch with Di Di and how lucky you were to have such a wonderful person to trust your kids too! Keep up the blogging :)