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

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Beaching it yet again...

What can I say? We love our beach and we love our friends. I just want to bottle these days right up.
This is our spot and this is my umbrella now LEAPified (on left). That way, new members can find us easier...Here, Bomey settles in with lunch, sandwiched by two babies. (Har, har.)And here, Caden plays her shadow.And now, my pride and joy... 3 kids, sitting together & smiling. Just delicious. (Just be happy I didn't post all 20.)Afterwards, a stop at the Ice House, courtesy of my sugar Mama, Steph. This face and dimple kill me...And a not-so-great sneak peek of the new LEAP croc charms! Next up, LEAP tattoo's!

3 comments:

Sarah, Chris, Elijah & Sadie said...

Beautiful!

Sarah, Chris, Elijah & Sadie said...

Beautiful!

Susan Burke said...

Ooo Tattoos! Good idea, I'll get right on it!

"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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