Wednesday, October 14, 2009

31 for 21

Sadly and obviously I have not been able to blog everyday, I really had great intentions of doing such, but alas pneumonia kept my brain from working and therefore no posting! I finally went back to work today, after being gone 2 1/2 weeks, so I suppose that means I am well enough to blog too??
Last Wednesday Ella's school went on a field trip to Green Bluffs (a bunch of farms) to pick pumpkins and apples. Unfortunately her school was unable to provide the ability for a carseat for her to ride in the bus, I'm not sure how that all works but they said that they couldn't put a carseat in a bus seat. Whatever, I'll pick my battles. BUT, there was no way I was letting Ella ride without a carseat, I mean the kid is the size of a one year old and has low muscle tone, a crash (even a small one) could be really bad for her, not to mention I am kind of doubting that without being strapped down she would actually stay seated. Anyhow, Chris happened to be off that day anyway so I made him drive her up there and meet her class : ) I of course sent the camera with them and demanded pictures!!!
In these pictures you will notice a little girl with blonde pigtails (Ella) out on a field trip with her classmates. You will notice that this little girl has a friend (a "typical" child.) You will notice that she is being treated the same as, and acting the same as the other kids. These pictures made me cry!!!! These pictures are just what I always hoped for for Ella. It's so hard to explain (and yes I know she is only 3 and things may change) but I always wondered if Ella would have friends that are "typical." If she would be accepted by her classmates. And so far, one month into big girl school, it is a success!!! This little girl with the hat on in one of the pics with her arm behind Ella, on almost a daily basis when we walk into the classroom she runs towards us yelling "Ella, Ella!!" And everytime I see it I want to cry. The teacher said that these two have just really taken to eachother, and play together a lot! I LOVE IT!!!




















9 comments:

Aunt Tami said...

Love all the pics...especially the one in the cornfield and the one with Daddy!! Could her smile get any bigger??!! She looks like she is having such a great time in school and is, of course, making tons of friends....i didnt have any doubt!! She is a social butterfly!!! She is a people magnet!! Glad you are feeling better!! Love you guys~Aunt Tami and family

ABandCsMom said...

Great pictures! She is such a cutie pie.

Cammie Heflin said...

Sooo cute!

Ruby's Mom said...

That's wonderful that she has made a good friend.All of the pictures are so sweet!
Glad you are feeling better.I've been under the weather with the flu and missed posting also :(

Tina said...

How touching the pictures are...I think it is every mother's dream and biggest wish that our children will find friends and be accepted into their little environment. So happy that Ellas has found a friend and is therfore probably enjoying school. That must give you a sense of peace. Ella is so adorable!!!

Denise said...

These are too cute for words!! You know she is my inspiration so I love seeing every "normal" thing she does. She looks so stinking cute drinking from her juice carton!!

Jennie said...

Kacey, I just don't think she could get any yummier!!!
(And I'm glad you're feeling better)

Kristin said...

how do you cope with her size compared to her peers? I'm having a lot of difficulty lately since Abigail has teetered in the 17lb range for over 2 months now and she's 14 months old still rear facing in the car seat. Her 7 month old cousin is over 20lbs already and it's just so hard. We're heading to Seattle children's next week to see if she might have dwarfisim or if she's just not going to grow much.

How do her peers treat her? I fear Abigail will be treated as 'the baby' in her classrooms.

datri said...

Love the pics! So great to see she is loved and accepted by her class. Wonderful to see.

About the bus -- now that is just a sorry excuse. They DO make car seats/harnesses for buses, duh. Kayla has one and she's five, but only 35 pounds. It's not a standard car seat, but it does have a 5 point restraint system. I'd make sure your school's transportation department has one so she doesn't miss out on any future field trips.