Friday, April 4, 2008

Birthday girl!

My niece, Logan, is 8 years old today. It's hard for me to believe! I was there the MOMENT she arrived in this world, and have had the honor of being there to celebrate so many more special moments with her. She captured my heart from minute one with her beautiful brown eyes...




Logan, you are such an incredible girl. I am proud to call myself your aunt. I have always enjoyed spending time with you, ever since you were a baby. There was a time when I didn't know if I would have children of my own, so I always considered you to be the next best thing. (I made your mom and dad share you with me!) Thank you for being such a loving, funny, sweet, smart, yet silly, girl. We are so happy to have you in our lives. We look forward to many more fun times together...birthdays, New Year's Eve parties, sleepovers, picnics, carnivals, vacations, hip-hop recitals (haha)...I could go on and on! We hope you have a wonderful birthday, sweetie! We love you sooooo much!!!!




































































































































































Looking back at all of these pictures just made me smile. I can't imagine a life without Logan in it. Not only for myself, but for Lily too. Every year on this special day I will remember that in 2005 we were in China and Logan waited until we returned home to have her birthday party. She said she didn't want to celebrate another birthday without Lily. Is that not the sweetest thing ever? And, three years later, Logan and Lily love each other like sisters...our family is so very blessed!



(Lily is feeling just fine, by the way...she has a slight cold, but her tummy is good. Thank God! So, we are ready to party with Logan tonite!)












28 comments:

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy(Kim & John) said...

Happy Birthday Logan......
LOVE the pictures...
Nieces and nephews are sooo special..
You can tell that Logan and Lily have a special bond..
Have a Great time at the party...
Can't wait to see pictures..
HUGS...Talk to you soon girly..
XOXOXOXOXO

amy said...

Yeah for Logan.how beautiful

Ashley said...

What a special bond! I think Logan has the BEST birthday (it's mine too ... hehehe!)

PIPO said...

Happy Birthday to Logan! Celebrate it up :0)

ADELE said...

How precious are these pics! I hope she has a wonderful birthday. How awesome for Lily to have Logan in her life. I am sure they have a blast together. Have a great weekend.

LaLa said...

Oh, what a sweet post. She is a beautiful girl!

Annslee loves her older cousins too...what a blessing.

kerri said...

Happy birthday to a sweet little spirit, I love the photo with the vice on her nose, LOL.
The hugging cousins are the best photos, you can see their bond. :O)

Two Kayaks said...

Happy Birthday to one very special girl! Enjoy!

Beverly said...

Happy Birthday Logan!@!

Beverly

~Amy~ said...

What a sweet little girl. She is just beautiful! Happy Birthday Logan!! :)

Mob said...

Happy Birthday Logan.
I love the pic of the nose clip. Funny!

Jonni, John & Sofia said...

Happy Birthday Logan. I loved the pictures, especially the one where Logan had a vise-grip on her nose (my kind of girl). You can see how much Lily and her love each other. It's so great to have a close family.

Hugs,
Jonni

Heather said...

Happy Birthday Logan!! What a special niece and cousin. Thanks for sharing all those special memories with us. Lily and Logan are blessed with each other:)

My sweet, sweet nephew just got his acceptance to college 8 hours away - I have not put away the kleenex yet!

Have a great weekend! (Glad Lily is feeling good!)
Heather

GWEN OATSVALL said...

that is one special niece ... you are all blessed to have her ... you can see her heart through her smile ...

eggrolls and chopsticks said...

Happy Birthday Logan.

Linette said...

How wonderful they share such a special bond. Happy Birthday to Logan. I'm sure Lily will have a great time at her b-day party!!

Elizabeth said...

Hey Nikki, it's Elizabeth from Woodlawn. I found your blog via Myspace, and it brought a giant smile to my face.

Lily has grown SO fast! You can tell she is a beautiful little girl, inside and out. I know she learned from the best =)

I miss your hugs tremendously, and I'm glad to hear that you are doing so well.

FHL said...

Happy Birthday Logan!

Wonderful photos!! I love the one in home depot :-)

Steffie B. said...

hey girl....looks like you have been having a blast lately! ;) Good for you.....why don't you want to text anymore?!?!?!? I don't get it? ;)

holly m. said...

Man!! I can't get thru reading my bloggys without crying!! You all make my day!!

Happy Birthday, sweet girl!

Janet said...

Happy birthday, Logan! Aunts and nieces really do have a special bond!

Michelle said...

Happy Birthday to Logan!!!

What fun, fun pictures!!

Have a great week-end!

The Princess's Mommy said...

Happy Birthday, Logan! Hope you have a great party!

Anne Marie said...

Happy belated birthday, Logan! I hope you had a wonderful day, and I am glad you and Lily are such great cousins. You are lucky to have each other!

Beth and Shayna said...

They do grow up way too fast. Next thing you know, she will be 21 and in college, oh wait, that is my nephew!

Denise C said...

Happy B-day to sweet Logan!!! I LOVE all these pictures!!! How cute with the RED vice grip on her little nose! hee-hee!
Love you my friend!!!

Jewels of My Heart said...

How fun! Happy Birthday Logan...
That last picture just slays me... heheee

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