Today I looked at the calendar and realized it's almost the end of summer. My son Zachary starts 2nd grade next Tuesday and I just can't believe how quickly the summer has gone! We did a lot of the things I planned for us -- multiple LEGO (R) creations (this, this, this, and this, among others), a percussion camp, a clay camp, and trips to both sets of grandparents and one of his brothers. We didn't manage to do the beach or the many Smithsonian trips due to heat, though. Neither of us likes heat and this year Maryland had record highs and we both decided to wait until fall.
(One we would love to do but will not, as it's $500. photo via Amazon.com)
We ended the summer with a bang -- or rather, a break. Yesterday Zack sat down too fast and tried to catch himself and ended up landing on the top of his hand. He immediately shrieked, "I broke my arm!" and began crying in a way that every mother knows means trouble. It was a cry I've never, ever heard before, so without hesitation I rushed to the ER. They didn't see a fracture on the X-ray, but with little kids' bones being as they are, he felt there probably was a baby fracture in there, so splinted him for a week.
Poor kidlet. Like mommy, like son.
So let's have our Etsy Finds, for the end of summer. Click the titles to buy!
I hope you've enjoyed the Etsy Finds!
Lori Anderson creates jewelry for Lori Anderson Designs and also writes for the blog An Artist's Year Off. She is so glad the heat of summer is nearly past.