"People from a planet without flowers
would think we must be mad with joy the whole time
to have such things about us."
~Iris Murdoch, A Fairly Honourable Defeat

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The Bean is Learning to Swim


"If one advances confidently in the direction of one's dreams,

....and endeavors to live the life which one has imagined,

one will meet with a success unexpected in common hours." ~ Henry David Thoreau~
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8 comments:

castlewon said...

love this quote, plus especially the last picture

A Stitch In Thyme said...

I love Thoreau!!

Good for you little guy! Mine learned very very young and now they are fish. Just like their momma... only momma doesn't quite get into the whole bathing suit thing since she got a bit .; ahem... wider! :)

Reddirt Woman said...

Yea for the Bean... It's very important for kids to learn to swim and what an adventure it looks like he's having.

Thanks for sharing. That little guy has my heart, but then you know that already...

Helen

Reddirt Woman said...

Yea for the Bean... It's very important for kids to learn to swim and what an adventure it looks like he's having.

Thanks for sharing. That little guy has my heart, but then you know that already...

Helen

Madeline's Album said...

It looks like Bean was enjoying himself. I believe all children should learn to swim at an early age. I myself love to swim and was fortunate to be able to teach some of my grandchildren to swim. Have a great day Connie.

Chicken Boys said...

Lovely blog. I"d like to be a new follower, if that's okay.

-Randy

Roslyn said...

I had no peace of mind until each of my boys could swim & they swam competitively for many years. They became at home as much in the water as on land. I took oldest GS to swim lessons it is SO important. The Bean is a keeper, so cute, & Noni's Thoreau quote is perfection!
I have baby Matt today! And tomorrow.....

Debbie in CA : ) said...

I love this quote. High-minded endeavors found in common hours -- so accessible to ALL. What greater blessing could there be?

Those grands of your are ADORABLE!

Great photos, too.

p.s.
My word verifier: HYDRA

How funny is that?!?!?! ; D