Last day of school today. Ella's 2nd year of school is almost over, can't believe it.
Yesterday there were class parties and there was a prize for the most festively dressed student. Ella won, the best dressed in the whole school - she was so chuffed and it was all her own work.
A sad day for us though too. Ella's best friend since 3 year old kinder is leaving not only the school but the state, they're going about as far away from us in Australia as they can, they're moving to Darwin.
Although Ella finds it very easy to make friends, this particular girl has been her rock for the last 4 years. She is the friend who never fails who, who never has an off day, who makes her feel loved and understood. She is a special girl and I love her not just for herself but for how loved she makes Ella feel. Her mother has been a very dear friend to me too. She was the first person who welcomed me at 3 year old kinder, she remembers the special moments in my life and I know she looks out for my Ella as she does for her own, we support each other and our children. I will miss her greatly. Their leaving has all come in a rush and now there's nowhere near enough time to say goodbye properly. We will make photo albums for them to remember us; we are buying a pc camera so the girls can Skype; we are keeping them very close in our hearts. They will be oh so missed.