They have lived next door to us for several years, and last summer they got acquainted a little and played a few times, but it has just been this year that Hunter has really made close friends with them.
Just about every day they have been coming over and knocking on the door, asking to play outside with Hunter, which they then proceed to do an hour, half hour, two hours sometimes.
Today Hunter and Avery played while Alanna was in school. They jumped on the trampoline, played in the sandbox, colored with chalk and carried on some imaginary adventure with a fishing net, stuffed animal, and other interesting props.
It's fun to see Hunter continuing to grow more and more social and develop stronger friendships with children with a variety of ages and backgrounds, even without the "help" of institutional socialization.
"A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother."
Hunter is 4 years, 2 months old