Yes, you read that correctly. BLESSED!
Because I developed infection, the immunosuppressive therapy (chemo) had to halt which allowed me to take the boys on a field trip to the Fernbank Museum of Natural History in Atlanta.
We were greeted in the Great Hall
by Tyrannosaurus Rex.
Ben and Brian immediately found a good hiding spot!
Um, just keeping it real.
We do have two teenagers in the house now. ;-)
To be fair, though,
Brian is not the only one who can be silly.
Real cool, Brontosaurus Ben.
Reeeal Cool. ;-)
After fighting off the dinos,
the boys, Nohnie, and Papaw,
who graciously agreed to be our chauffer
since I am not able to drive long distances right now,
enjoyed an IMAX movie with images from the Hubble
while I enjoyed some chat time with a friend.
Then we ate a FAB lunch at the cafeteria.
During our lunch break, something VERY interesting happened.
Before you scroll down any farther,
You may find the next image a bit disturbing
as it may cause you to question
everything you have ever believed to be true.
Proceed with caution!!
It's scarier than the T-Rex, I know.
It defies all logic; however,
there you have it.
Three boys, not all of them related to each other,
sitting in public,
enjoying each others' company,
not practicing spelling words.
I hope it didn't cause any coronary episodes out there.
Okay, thank you for indulging my sarcastic side.
Now let's get back to the museum. :-)
After lunch, we made our way to the hands-on exhibit
and got all science-y.
Well, the boys and Papaw did.
I kept my distance, wore a germ mask
and bathed in hand sanitizer.
They enjoyed "playing around" with equipment
which taught them about optics,
sound waves, the weather, and more.
Brian enjoyed being the weatherman.
He's pointing to Atlanta while standing in front of the green screen.
We found some more dinosaurs,
and even Papaw decided to get a little goofy.
You're welcome, Papaw.
You. are. welcome.
We also went through a wonderful exhibit on the wildlife of Georgia.
Of course, I was too busy identifying the birds on display
to take any pictures.
Then we made our way to the special exhibit on Marco Polo
where we followed his journey from Venice,
through the Middle East, and on to China.
Side Note: Do those of you who knew Michael when he was a teen agree that Ben looks
just like him at that age!? I see the young man I met 25 years ago in this particular pose.
The editors in the family found a few, ahem, mistakes
along the way.
Can you find the mistake, too?
Okay, so now I'm totally worried that there are glaring errors in this post
and I'm a total hypocrite.
All in fun, fellow editors, all. in. fun.
Then we found a way to work in Dr. Who
because, well, that stereotype about homeschoolers
just may be true.
Then everyone learned a valuable lesson about only making silly faces for the camera.
Mom will NOT be deterred from her blogging plans.
The face you offer the camera IS the one that will be published
for the whole world to see.
(Well, at least the 27 people who still read this blog.)
Be warned, teenagers.
Be warned. ;-)
We did manage to get one nice shot with Nohnie before leaving.
We also caught up with Ben's new BFF, Marco, who had made his way back home to Venice.