Tuesday, July 24, 2007

This one's for you, Loganberry Muffin!


I recently did a post titled "Ask me anything" where I invited ya'll to ask me stuff you'd like to know about me. Well, my 7 year old niece, Logan, has asked a very good question that I'd like to answer here. She asked "What is your favorite thing to do with Lily?" Well, Logan, I have thought long and hard and here is my answer...


It is not one particular thing that I enjoy doing with my girl. It is all of the little moments we share on a weekly basis that warm my heart, make me smile or laugh, make me beam with pride, and cause me to thank God for sending me my little angel from heaven.

- I like when she first wakes up in the morning, climbs out of bed to find me and greets me with "Good morning, momma, Buenos Dias!"

- I can't wipe the smile off my face when I watch her reading her favorite books -- word for word...even if I'm the only one who can understand all of what she is saying.

- I enjoy doing our puzzle of the world and talking about how we flew on a plane to China to get her and bring her home so we could be a family...and she chimes in with "and we flew over the American Ocean!"

- I'm touched by how she needs a "hug and a kiss" from everyone before she can leave someplace.

- I am proud to see how "nice and fwendwee" she is with all of our neighbors and even perfect strangers that cross our path.

- I have such a good time when she insists we have a "picnic" lunch on the front porch with our big blankie.

- This might be weird, but I love that she needs me to hold her hands when she goes poo poo on the potty...she needs my support for such a big task!

- I love our talks and when she gets really giggly for no particular reason.

- I love how funny she is and how often she makes us all laugh hysterically.

- I love dancing with her.

- I will never tire of hearing her call me her momma or telling me that she loves me sooo much.


And one of my VERY favorite things is watching her with you and your brothers. She loves her cousins more than anything. Your relationship has blossomed into something so very beautiful and she is so blessed to have you in her life and I know you will all be friends forever...

I hope you enjoyed my answer. I'm so happy you visited my blog. Love you, sweetie! XOXOXO

32 comments:

Verna said...

That's a great compilation of your daughter's personality. WHat a great kid!!

Diana said...

Your are a special Momma raising a very special little girl. I only wish that S + A would cut the apron strings just a little. (sigh)

Holly said...

Those are great answers. She is such a sweet little girl :- )

Juliette said...

That's a beautiful love letter to your daughter!
Isn't it funny how we love very little things that are so precious to us because they did it.
Our girls are really a blessing...

Doris & Dan said...

Those are things that def. make a Mom smile.

Keep smilin!

Lynn said...

Hey! Love this post, and the ballerina one!

You are such a thankful and deserving mom!

Lily is thriving and growing you are lucky to have each other!

ADELE said...

What a great post. I totally feel just like you do about my daughter. It's not one particular thing that I enjoy but all of the little things. We are blessed moms, my friend! :)

Janet said...

That was wonderful! You should keep that and give it to her later, I'm sure she would love it.

Olivia said...

awww! that was a very sweet post!
I hope that I am as good of a Mommy to my little one as you are to Miss Lily!

Salome's Mom said...

What a sweet post.

Lauren said...

She is soooo sweet!

Beckyb said...

You summed up Lily - how special!!! She is one great girl and you are one GREAT MOM!!!

Tracey & Mike said...

Sounds like the two of you share a very special relationship. You are blessed with one beautiful child!

mommy24treasures said...

very sweet...

GWEN OATSVALL said...

SHE IS SO LOVABLE, WILD, CRAZY, FUN,AND ENERGETIC ... JUST LIKE HER MOTHER ... SWEET WORDS ... ON A SIDE NOTE WE WENT TO VISIT FRIENDS WHOSE DAUGHTER'S NAME IS LILY AND EMILY THOUGHT WE WERE GOING TO SEE YOU ... WE GOT THERE AND SHE SAID THIS ISN'T LILY .... MISS YA FRIEND ...

LaLa said...

AWWW...what a sweet post. I couldn't agree more..it really is the day to day little moments that we Mamas all love the most : )

ADELE said...

Hi Nikki,
Mallory is 3 years old and will be 4 in December. How old is Lily?

theghelertertwins.blogspot.com said...

You have done such a great job of raising your perfect little angel. She is sweet and so kind. Good job momma! Now take a bow.

Dannye said...

what an amazing list, but hey check out the subject matter...can't go wrong there!!

PromiseKeepersDaughter said...

Wow those a wonderful favorite things to cherish with your Lily.
Ahhhh! I can't wait to feel those feelings.
Hugabugz
Debz

Mr.Brian said...

What a wonderful answer.I thinks she is a very luck girl to have you as her mommy.

redmaryjanes said...

I just love that. It is the little moments that make being a mother magical.

Mommy Spice said...

It's all of those little moments that make life so wonderful with your little one. Isn't motherhood all you hoped for but even more?!!

Kathy and Joel said...

Hearing your daughter call you Momma must be an amazing sound. I cannot wait for that day.
I love this post, Nikki and think that it is one that Lily will enjoy reading someday.

Tracy said...

You're building such a beautiful relationship with Lily. You're a great mom!

Kimber said...

Those are the most special things in life...right there! Have a great day!

Kim

Ms. Dragonfly said...

How sweet is she? Those are the little moments that you just didn't anticipate huh?
I love how my boy loves to kiss me. and he calls me a Princess.

Beth and Shayna said...

Ah, so sweet!

new girl said...

Oh, Nikki, every post you write just shines with your love and with Lily's sparkling, loving personality. And oh how she cracks me up -- "Buenas Dias"! -- has she been watching Dora?

P.S. Thanks for checking in on me! I have written a little catch up post on my blog. Everything is A.O.K.!

Jody said...

Thank you Aunt Nikki that was a great answer.I love you all very much.

Jonni & John said...

Awww, this is so sweet. You know Lilly is so awesome! Of course having an awesome Mommy makes it easy for her to be so awesome too. I love the part about flying over the American Ocean. How could anyone not just LOVE this girl??? :)

Hugs,
Jonni

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