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!!!