borrowed time

I was shocked last night when I got the phone call from the school system that the kids would be on a three hour delay today.

still giggling after dq rang the Liberty Bell replica
So much so that I actually checked the school system's website to verify that someone hadn't hacked into the automatic phone tree as a joke.

did you know sea turtles like to munch on peanut butter & jellyfish sandwiches?
Sure enough, there was the notice that school would be operating on a three hour delay due to the threat of inclement weather.

we didn't find nemo, but dory was there!
And a quick check of our forecast confirmed that there was indeed a chance of freezing rain in the wee hours of the morning.

my girl loves owls
I was giddy as a school girl myself, I've always loved snow days.  Of course Murphy's law struck and all we got were rain showers.

pelicans really are big birds!
No snow, but there we were with three extra hours on our hands.

t-rex alert
And while I initially planned to let everyone sleep in and have a slow morning, they must have heard Ian getting ready for work and everyone was up and dressed by 8.

Hmm. What to do with an extra three hours?

dreaming of the omelette that would come from an egg this size
In order to seize the moment, we loaded up and left the house at the normal school time, we just didn't go to school.

comparing herself to the femur of the longneck...
 Guess you could say it was our "start the day field trip."

he asks to go see the dinosaurs at least once a week
 Nothing more than hitting our very favorite parts of the science museum.

just hanging around in a dino-print...
A museum we visit several times a month.

giant sloth anyone?
 It's not like it is anything new or that we haven't seen before.

man vs. giant arthropod
 But there was something special about being there during "borrowed time."

It was as if we all realized the little gift we'd been given in three extra hours together this morning.

and since we were downtown and had coupons for freebies...
By the time we stopped by the house to grab backpacks and lunchboxes and head to the school, there were choruses of, "This was the BEST school day EVER!"

So bring on our next delay...


Heather said...

Wow! You guys did a lot in three extra hours! Way to go! I think my fav part would have been the krispy creme. I can't remember when the last time I ate one of them. YUM!

Julie said...

I am SO impressed with those 3 extra hours!!! And I am so jealous of that museum. My big kid would LOVE that.

(love the new blog look too!)

likeschocolate said...

I know! The other dat they canceled school here in Georgia and there was nothing! What a waste, and I didn't even get to sleep in because they didn't call it till 5:00 a.m. Boo hoo!

Grandma Shultz said...

What a delightful way to use the extra time. Dinosaurs and doughnuts. Wonderful!

Amy Murphy said...

Wow! You are such a good mom! And I've never heard of a THREE hour delay! We only have 1 or 2 hr. delays up here. Looks like you're awfully good at redeeming the time!

anything but LoKEY said...

How fun! That museum looks outstanding!! :)

Kathy said...

What fun!! The kids sure do enjoy that museum.

Wife of the Prez said...

Fun times! You almost look like a homeschool MOM LOL! The donuts ... YUM!!! Where do you get the free coupons??? Here's to another late start! WE love the science center here, but we can't go right now b/c of baby girl. Too many icky places for little hands to touch. I actually called and talked to a lady there about "how are you all combating the flu issue?" "What issue" she says. "Oh you know are you wiping surfaces down more often?" "No, we rarely do that." OK, DOKEY. Yeah, we won't be renewing our membership when it expires; we'll take a break and go back when baby girl is well! We miss it tons though!