Wednesday, July 31, 2013

New Friends

We have some wonderful new friends, or at least relatively new in the big scheme of things.  We met them at a park one day several months ago and Lauren & I hit it off so now our kiddos are friends too!  I love all of them, they are so sweet!
This is Audrey. 

Here's Lauren.  She's really great, I feel blessed to have met her.

Ava kept "controlling the water with her Water Fairy Powers", it was awesome!

This is Asher.

After we were done playing in the water we decided to go get an iced coffee at the little coffee shop down the street.  On our way over there Ava spotted a ladybug, she picked it up and cherished it the whole way, she even brought it inside and let it crawl around on the table, she and Asher played with the poor bug for quite some time, both kids seemed quite bonded to it.  When we were packing up to head out she decided to let it go, setting it on a leaf.  

Next thing I see Asher flicks it onto the ground and stomps on it, I have to say I did not see that coming AT ALL.  He is the sweetest boy and he seemed to really like the ladybug and he knew Ava loved it, I was shocked!! I didn't even know what to say and I sure didn't know how to talk Ava down out of her complete devastated freak out mode she was tail spinning in to.

All I could muster through her sobs was "Don't worry, we will find another ladybug"  This was troublesome for two reasons, first off she didn't seem to find that comforting in the slightest and second where the heck were we going to find another ladybug?

And then just like that, not 10 seconds later, Lauren spotted one!  It was a miracle! 
And just like that Ava stopped crying and she and Asher were right back to best friends again.

Got to love it!!  : )


Lauren Franco said...

Thank you for sharing!! It was a fun playdate with so many realizations that Asher and Ava are very different. My favorite moment was when she was made that Asher didn't want to be a water fairy!! Classic!! I am glad they get along so well though.
We love spending time with you girls as well!! Kind of crazy we met that day. :)