Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Audrey's Friends

Back in July, Audrey moved up to the preschool room at school. It was really no big deal as she handles transitions really well (most of the time, better than her parents). She does stop and say hi to her old and my very favorite teacher of all time in the mornings sometimes, but other than that, she is good to go.

And her friends? Good grief. The are two classes of every age group at her school, so when she moved up, she was split from some and had some new kids join her. Lucky for us, Cate, her very best friend, stayed with her as did another close friend, Joyce. Those three are pretty inseparable. And now, according to her teachers, a boy has joined them in their daily playing and learning.

I rarely pick up as I do the drop off and Ray is home in the afternoons to get Ashley off the bus and to go to Audrey. I did pick up yesterday, and when I got there, they were listening to their teacher read them a book. Audrey jumped up and gave me a hug and went to retrieve her backpack. And a whole following of little girls and boys (lead by Cate) jumped up as well to give Audrey a goodbye hug.

And then this morning while I was dropping off, one of her teachers was talking to another parent of a little girl who hasn't been with Audrey before. Tonight is "Parents Night Out" where we get to drop the kids off from 6-8pm for FREE for dinner and a movie while Ray and I get to enjoy a dinner out with just the two of us (and yes, older siblings get to go as well, so Ashley gets to go, YIPEE!). The parent talking to the teacher was asking which kids would be there tonight, and specifically asked if Audrey would be there. I piped up and said yes, this is Audrey and she will be there. She told me that her daughter talks about Audrey all the time.

So I have no worries about Audrey - she will always be fine. And for a special treat, this past Sunday Audrey and her best friend Cate enjoyed getting a pedicure and manicure at Sweet and Sassy - a "salon" specifically for kids (and yes, it is overpriced and the nail ladies were not the nicest, but the girls did not seem to mind).

Here is Audrey and Cate....
Audrey soaking her feet...
Getting ready to get a manicure....
And yes, three days later, the paint has stayed on all of her toes and nine of her fingers. Not sure what happened to the one finger though...

5 comments:

Laura said...

how sweet! It sure is nice when you see them blossuming into their own little people!

SJ said...

Awww Amy! So sweet! Audrey's developing some awesome friendships she'll hopefully treasure for a very long time!

Jennifer said...

Parents night out is a REALLY nice thing for a school to do. I don't think I could imagine my school doing that.

That Chick Over There said...

Oh good grief that is SO CUTE!!!

Pamela said...

made me giggle ...