Category Archives: Can we do that sometime?

Wordless Wednesday: The buttons of summer

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“Is the vulture the state bird of Nevada?”

On a recent roadtrip through Nevada, The Ten-Year-Old spotted a lot of vultures. So many she wanted to know: “Is the vulture the state bird of Nevada?” Continue reading

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“Cotton Candy: Clothing fiber or food?”

Last week, Daddyo introduced The Ten-Year-Old to the faux nutritional miracle that is cotton candy. He got her to try it by casting it as a scientific experiment: “Cotton Candy: Clothing fiber or food?” They ate most of the bag trying … Continue reading

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“How do I use a Galileo thermometer?”

As you can see, our storm glass still isn’t back to normal. So Mommyo has declared that this is the week The Nine-Year-Old and I finally learn to use the Galileo thermometer Daddyo gave us all those years ago. Let’s start with … Continue reading

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Your storm glass update

As you remember, yesterday The Nine-Year-Old and I tried to reset our storm glass, with rather surprising results. A couple of hours after the official experiment had ended, I wandered into the office to find the once-clear storm glass looking like … Continue reading

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“How do we reset the storm glass?”

Last week, we tested our storm glass to see whether the crystals were forming (or dissolving) in response to changes in temperature. Short answer: Yes. But as you’ll remember, at the end of the experiment we were left with a pretty … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: Guess who climbed her first tree 4 years and 360 days ago?

Hint: When she woke up the next morning the first words out of her mouth were “Mommyo, have you made me a trophy for climbing my first tree yet?” Here she is, posing Caterpickles style with her tree-climbing trophy on that … Continue reading

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We interrupt this blog for a writing day

The Nine-Year-Old has a day off from school today, and she asked me if she could spend it having a writing day with me. It promises to be an exciting day for her, sitting across from me at a table … Continue reading

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Mommyo meets Mr. Cuddles 

Remember last year, when The Nine-Year-Old went to Grandma and Grandpa Summer Camp and sent back a photo of her snuggling a spry young alligator named Mr. Cuddles? Well this year, she insisted that Daddyo and I tag along.  So … Continue reading

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How to cat: Enjoying a proper spot of sun 

Always keep two paws in the sunbeam. Rotate paws as necessary. And ignore the paparazzi.   Ah, summer.

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