Category Archives: Out and About

Night Sky Watch: Mars helps Mommyo spot Uranus

Apparently, the moon is tired, because Mars will be our tour guide tonight. (Assuming cloud cover and light pollution in Chicago permit us to even find Mars, that is. Oh, to live in a place with stars.) But let’s be … 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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Wordless Wednesday: The Nine-Year-Old (briefly) gets a goldfish

The Nine-Year-Old and I had the chance to tag along on Daddyo’s business trip to D.C. last week, so of course we took it. Our hotel room came equipped with — of all things — a goldfish. The Nine-Year-Old absolutely loved … Continue reading

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Night Sky Watch: The moon helps Mommyo spot Saturn

The moon is really working over time to help me spot things in the night sky this month. Tonight and tomorrow, it’s pairing up with Saturn. The best view is, sadly, just before dawn. Still, Andrew Fazekas at National Geographic tells me … Continue reading

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Night Sky Watch: The moon helps Mommyo spot Jupiter and Spica

Not content with merely helping us spot Regulus earlier this month, the moon continues its guided tour of the night sky with a stop near Jupiter and Spica, the brightest star in the constellation Virgo. The best view will be in the … Continue reading

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Night Sky Watch: The moon helps Mommyo find Regulus

Although I am fascinated by the stars, I’m not terribly good at identifying them. Tonight, though, the moon’s going to help me out. Andrew Fazekas, who writes on the night sky for National Geographic, tells me that tonight, the moon will … Continue reading

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Night Sky Watch: Comet passing by Earth again at Stupid O’Clock* tomorrow morning, also penumbral lunar eclipse tonight

Comet 45P/HMP passes by Earth at dawn tomorrow If you find yourself up at dawn tomorrow, go ahead and look up into the dawn sky. Who knows? You might just catch a glimpse of Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova swinging past Earth on its way back … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Some days, you just need to pet a gerbil

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Wordless Wednesday: Happy New Year!

As you can see, The Nine-Year-Old is making quick work of her New Year’s Resolutions. “Take Darth Vader and Yoda to see Rogue One” is already complete. Related Links: More Wordless Wednesdays on Caterpickles Star Wars Crochet pattern book, because I know … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: The Aftermath

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