NIECES and NEPHEWS I have two nieces and six nephews from my full siblings and two nieces from my half sister. My family is really close to my sister-in-laws family too and her sister's kids think of me as their Aunt too because I used to babysit them a lot and she has three girls and two boys, one of those girls is my Goddaughter.
The immediate kids range in age from 9 to 16 and when they were young they all lived within about an hours drive of me so I spent a lot of time with them. In a lot of ways they trained me to become a parent.
Unfortunately they all live far away now so I only get to see them maybe once a year, but now that they are getting older I can keep in touch with them through email and Facebook.