Yes, that's Jamie at the centre back. Not sure what's going on there but he needs to work on his photo-bombing.
It is a beautiful thing to behold the pure friendship and deep attachment small people form with their friends. These girls have been the best of pals for several years now. When not sharing their mutual enthusiasm for all things 'girly', they can often be found walking hand and hand bickering over who loves the other one more.
Almost exactly one year older and almost a full head taller, Maia is very protective of her wee pal. Her nursery teacher told me this morning that Maia voluntary abstained from a game of musical bumps yesterday in an act of solidarity after Elsie was eliminated. If that's not love I don't know what love is.
It was her birthday over the weekend so I needed to rustle up a gift. Some interesting facts about the birthday girl: She speaks in a South African accent despite living in Edinburgh with two Scottish parents. And she has worn trousers exactly once in the past two years. If it isn't a skirt or a dress, she's not interested. To be honest, I'm not sure if this skirt will pass muster either as it is distinctly shorter than Amish length.
In less than two months, Maia will be starting school and the dynamics of their friendship will invariably change.
Hands up if you think they'll still be BFFs.