The Adventure Starts Here: Patriotic Crafts That Didn't Happen

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Patriotic Crafts That Didn't Happen

As most of you know, we do a lot of crafts over here.  And I know many people are always surprised that Noah loves doing them as much as he does.  And for all I know, maybe some people think I make him do them.  Here's some proof that I don't.  Today I had planned to share some patriotic inspired crafts with you.  Yesterday I asked Noah if he wanted to do them and he told me "NO".  He didn't want to do my craft, he wanted to do his craft.  He told me I could do my own craft and that I wasn't allowed to take photos of him doing his craft.  Well okay, Mr. Bossypants!  So instead of making fireworks and an american flag, he made this...


In other news, we've had some excitement over here the past few days...

On Sunday, I was outside with Chris and Noah trying to get some photos of Noah in his patriotic shirts for our Star Spangled Kids linkup.  At first we were in the front yard, but when the lighting changed I suggested we go to the backyard.  I led the way with Noah and Chris following behind.  As I walked through the side of the house I stopped dead in my tracks when I saw a black bear walking through our backyard!!!  I turned around, told Chris what I saw, and told him to grab Noah and get inside.  We immediately went in through the garage, closed the door, and went to the back window to see the bear.  The bear really was just walking through because in those short minutes he was already long gone.  It really shook us up, but when we called the police station to report it, we were told "that's common, not a big deal".  While we still don't agree that it's not a big deal, we are now focusing on taking precautions not to attract any more bears.  We are being more careful with our garbage and I will never be leaving Noah outside to play on his own (not that I let him do that before anyway).  While we do live in the "country" and are used to wild turkeys and deer, I'm not really used to watching out for bear in my own backyard!  I've heard about sightings before but never witnessed one myself!

Then on Monday, Noah and I headed down to the beach with some friends.  We had an amazing day and were 5 minutes into our ride home when I got rear ended.  We were sitting at a red light and I remember seeing the truck stopped behind me.  I looked down and then all of a sudden felt a huge crash and got pushed forward.  Noah was totally fine but my shoe fell off, the change fell out of the console, and my wallet fell out of my purse.  I immediately thought a car must have hit the truck into me and got out of the car saying "who did that?!?".  The young guy told me it was him, was so apologetic and immediately said "I hope you don't have kids in the car".  Thankfully Noah was okay but I was really worried about the amount of damage since I still had an hour drive home.  He told me he'd call the police while I called my mom and my friend who was 5 minutes behind me.  I then texted Chris and we began to wait.  My friend stayed with us the entire time... she's the best.  The guy who ran into me was very nice and I actually started to feel sorry for him.  The funny thing is he's a roadside assistance driver.  From what I gathered he was distracted by his tablet (another person needing roadside assistance) and either took his foot off the brake or hit the gas instead.  The good news is that the car is totally drivable and we made it home safely.  I spent most of yesterday on the phone.  Everything is handled, but my body shop is so busy they can't fix my car for another month!  So I'll be driving around with a smashed bumper and trunk for the next few weeks.  I'm having some minor back pain (which I experienced the last time I was rear ended, 8 years ago), so I'll be visiting my chiropractor today to get checked out.  While this was a minor accident and everything will be resolved, it's definitely a nuisance.  Needless to say, I did not plan on dealing with this all week.  

So please, give me some good news about your week... I need it!  

13 comments:

  1. Silly Noah. His craft is fun. Love the stickers. So sorry you got rear ended. That stinks. :( I hope your week gets better.

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  2. Love Noah's craft!!! And so happy you guys are okay. Any accident, no matter how minor, is still scary with kids!

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  3. Oh no! I'm glad you're ok! Hope the chiro helps your back! I'm on a beach vacation this week. How's that for good news?

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  4. Oh sweet Noah! Love him. His craft is awesome. Maybe you can try again with a patriotic craft today or tomorrow! So scary about the bear. I'm glad you noticed it in time and didn't have your backs to it or something! One morning I was going to check on a stray cat (that found her way to our house) and her 4 kittens when I saw a bobcat in our backyard creeping its way up to the kittens! I banged on the door and yelled and scared it away! Thankfully! We see those and coyotes occasionally. But a bear? Yikes! And I am so sorry you were rear ended. I know accidents happen, but they are such a pain. I hope your back is feeling better.

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  5. I'm SO SORRY about your accident - how terrible. You have the best attitude about it. Also, you totally get ALL the mom points for letting Noah do his own "patriotic" crafting :) Way to go with the flow!

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  6. Oh gosh, what a pain! I'm glad to hear that everyone is OK. I hope you have a much better week next week!!

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  7. Sorry for not such a great week, the positive is that it can only get better! :)

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  8. Yikes!!! So glad you're ok!
    In other news, I kind of love that you posted the first paragraph about Noah refusing the do the craft. I was starting to think that it was just my kid that hated them, but it's nice to see that even crafters have their moments :)

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  9. Next week will always be better - maybe Noah will be craft crazy and hopefully there won't be any new accidents.

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  10. Y'all had a pretty eventful week friend. Bear sightings and rear endings?! Hopefully things get much more uneventful fast.

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  11. I got rear ended with Myles and although it wasn't bad it was still so scary because Myles was in the car. I totally know that feeling and it doesn't go away for a while! Glad your both okay and hope your 4th weekend is better!

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  12. I can just "hear" Noah saying, do your own craft, haha. You had more excitement in one weekend than Ive had all month. Thank goodness youre all ok!

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