"Children do not need to be made to learn about the world, or shown how. They want to, and they know how." -John Holt

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Bunny Day

The Doherty's invited all the lost souls of Easter to brunch and an egg hunt at their home Sunday morning. Notice Gabriel is nowhere near the door as the kids lined up to go out, but magically, he was already in full sprint mode before the others stepped one foot outside. (Kudos to Steph for getting that shot -I love it!)

Unable to keep up with Gabriel, I only managed to get a picture of Simone as she leisurely found an egg here and there...

The kids had a blast with their loot...

Caden had a blast throwing plastic eggs in baskets...

And the mamas and papas had a blast drinking mimosas while feasting on the gourmet spread.

1 comment:

jocelyn said...

I'm glad simone is wearing that jacket cause I loved it and adeline never did.

"By nature people are learning animals. Birds fly; fish swim; humans think and learn. Therefore, we do not need to motivate children into learning by wheedling, bribing, or bullying. We do not need to keep picking away at their minds to make sure they are learning. What we need to do - and all we need to do - is to give children as much help and guidance as they need and ask for, listen respectfully when they feel like talking, and then get out of the way. We can trust them to do the rest."
John Holt
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George Bernard Shaw
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