This is Annie. She is Ellis' best friend at school. When I ask Ellis how his day was, he always talks about Annie. Annie's mom had an appointment and let me tend her in the morning, before Kindergarten. That way she could just get on the bus with Ellis. The day before she was supposed to come play (I only told Ellis 2 days in advance.) Ellis said, "Mom. Remember that Annie was supposed to come and play?"
The teachers and the Aides at school always tell me what good friends Annie and Ellis are. Annie is like his little mother and Ellis just eats it all up.
If you look closely, you will see that Ellis is trying to put his arm around Annie but he is too short. He told Annie, "You can put your arms around me for the picture, if you want." Turns out that she wanted to at the last moment. Ellis was thrilled.