And then Quentin was Two


A child in his earliest years, when he is only two or a little more, is capable of tremendous achievements.

-Maria Montessori

I have always loved the fact that a birthday in Montessori is called a Celebration of Life. In our house, it couldn’t be a more fitting title.
We did not look back sadly on our struggles, we watched instead, with wonder as the miracle baby who has become a child proudly held his “Earth” and walked around the “Sun”.

And then, (as anyone who follows us on Instagram knows) we went in search of his much beloved and long sought after flamingos.




He received some beautiful gifts including some magnetic letters from his big brother (which he immediately ran with, placed on the fridge and exclaimed “That’s my Q!”) and a handmade barn from my Father.



At the end of the day however, Montessori said it best

The child is both a hope and a promise for mankind.


5 Replies to “And then Quentin was Two”

  1. Somehow I’d missed this post until just now, and it’s a lovely one.

    That barn! That party hat! Those fabulous flamingos! It must have been a very happy birthday indeed.

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