Sunday, July 17, 2011

The Lazy Days of Summer

Okay, so summer hasn't been very lazy but so far it's been wonderful. The weather has been beautiful and we've had loads of perfect summer days at the beach, in the pool, playing with friends, lounging playing games in the yard. Life is good. Summer is wonderful.I feel so blessed to be able to be home with our children and be a part of every minute of their lives in these precious and fleeting years. Thank you to my husband from the bottom of my heart for that.

I am firmly of the belief that playtime is as important as school. Unstructured free play is where a child's mind explores and develops itself. It is my greatest pleasure in life to sit back and watch my kids and their friends play.
They have experienced nature and learn respect for it as they did when playing in the river rapids. They have played in the sand and stalked minnows and crabs and periwinkles.

and Joey found a heart shaped rock that now sits on my kitchen window sill that reminds me not only of our day at the beach but of a friend who has passed away this past winter. She saw hearts everywhere in Nature. When I find a heart I feel it was left by her for me.

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