i can't believe you're already nine years old today!
it seems like just yesterday we were all at the hospital waiting to meet you for the first time. when you were born, i figured i already had the "auntie" thing down - and pretty much considered myself a professional in the babysitting and diaper changing department - i just couldn't wait for a brand new baby to hold.
you are growing up to be such an intelligent, loving, generous little girl and i'm so greatful to be your auntie.
happy, happy, birthday baby!
i love you more than i can put into words.