Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Happy 11th Birthday Nichol!!!

Its hard to believe that just 11 short years ago David and I became parents for the first time. Its crazy how time flies! Nichol is such a blessing, I can't imagine life without her. She's a huge help around the house, a doting big sister, she has a servants heart, a passion for those in need, the biggest clean freak around, and she makes some mean mac and cheese! ;)

Nichol girlie - we love you so much! We're so proud of you, we're honored to be your parents, and we are excited to see what God has planned for your life. It is our prayer that you grow in your understanding of our loving Saviour, that you seek Him with your whole heart, and that you strive to be more and more like Christ each and every day.

And now.....we go back to the day you were born sweet girl. You were so so tiny. Born at 5lbs. 10oz. - 4.5 weeks early - it was love at first sight. You were the BEST baby ever!

Your first Christmas. No laughing people. Yep, we were babies.


Nine mo. old.


And then your little life was turned upside down when your baby brother was born. A big sister at 14 mo.


You were so in love with your new baby brother - such a little mama!




Getting a trim at four.


Your first kitty, you named her Jasmine, only to find out she was a he!


And posing with the 5 mo. baby belly! You were SO excited to be a big sister again. You sang songs to my tummy and loved feeling the baby move.


And having a sister was a dream come true in your world!




Your first trip to Disneyland in 2004!




And as party of three.



Good Friends!



Our crazy little family wouldn't be the same without you.


We love you Nichol! Happy Birthday!

11 comments:

Oliphint- said...

HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY! You are everything your MaMa said! What a sweet girl you are! Have a fantastic day!

Sandi said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter. She is so beautiful. :)

losiloni said...

Happy Birthday, Nichol!

Oliphint- said...

I just looked at the pictures again...and oh my goodness...that newborn picture looks just like her!! I can totally see Nichol! Too cute!

Love you Nichol!

DangitAnge said...

Happy Birthday Nichol! I hope you have a wonderful day! :D

When are you going to come visit me?? I think you should tell your folks you want a plane ticket for your birthday! :D

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday dear Nichol(sarah) Fat-Head(Damon)& Cole (Chloe and Evan) Happy Birthday to you!!!!!

Kathy said...

HAPPY BITHRDAY!!! I can't believe that you're 11. I'm so proud to be your aunt.
Love you!
Auntie Kathy

Annie said...

Happy Birthday Nichol!! Loved all the photos of you!

Erica, I have been meaning to write to you...Ephrim said to say "Hello" and of course, he talked about Baby. We loved Ephrim as much as you did...We had so much fun with him and we're so moved by the work he does for the children...

God's Girl said...

I love this walk down memory lane... it is fun to look into the window of her childhood.

I hope her Birthday was special today!

My Blessed Life said...

Happy Birthday Nicol. Only 2 more years until you are a teenager. I hope you have a great day. God bless you.

Lori said...

How beautiful... happy b-day sweet Nichol!!