my oldest son, nikhil, turns 8 years old today. E-I-G-H-T!!! how did this day happen? wasn't it just yesterday he was my first born and small enough to fit in my arms? and now he is a big man with big ideas, big opinions and big dreams. my heart bursts when i look at him these days. a helpful son. a responsible older brother. a thoughtful friend. an eager student. he is always on the go, go, go and ready to travel, explore and learn. i just want to freeze time and keep him as this happy eight year old boy.
we celebrated with family and friends yesterday. and although the rain came down with moments of thunder, it did not stop the party. niko had an everlasting smile from ear to ear and reported that he felt so, so, so happy. and the harry potter cake from dream day cakes was truly the icing on the cake. beautifully designed and absolutely delicious, gainesville is lucky to have such talent.
here is my pensive, loving and brilliant birthday boy....
thanks for reading, mikifoto by mallika malhotra