Sunday, August 18, 2013
Wrapping up Summer
August 16th, 2013
Emerald Isle, NC
Tomorrow is back to work for me, and back to daycare for my baby. We have had an amazing ten weeks together. We went to a farm in the mountains and played in the waves at the beach. He swam dozens of times, ate snow cones and had picnics. He visited a fire station, the airport, water fountains, many playgrounds, and spent hours throwing rocks and pine cones in a lake. We kept busy, and rarely had a day when we just sat inside.
And on a different note, his vocabulary has exploded this summer. Here are some of his favorite words and phrases:
"Thank you you're welcome."
"Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeaze?!" He has ear shattering manners.
"Elmo? Elmo? Elmo? Elmo? . . .
"Um yum num num" (Just like Cookie Monster)
"I do it."
"I not know."
As for me, my focus switched many times this summer. I am worse than a toddler. I started out obsessed with working on my art skills. I got into linocuts, but then started drawing a lot in a sketchbook. That lasted about 3-4 weeks. Then I started to get into hiking and camping again. I also started the summer reading a few books, but then started reading blogs again instead and binge watching TV on Netflix.
These last couple weeks have been about cleaning, organizing and one last hurrah to the coast: