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Wordless Wednesday: View of MSI from Wooded Isle, Spring 2017

View of the Museum of Science in Chicago from the Wooded Isle in Jackson Park. Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Spring!

A cherry tree in bloom on the Wooded Isle in Jackson Park (Chicago, Illinois). Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Wreath Bomb

I just love walking through Chicago this time of year. Related Links:  Wordless Wednesdays on Caterpickles

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Bugs! Bugs! Bugs!

On a recent trip to the Field Museum, The Seven-Year-Old and I wandered into a tiny room downstairs that looks deceptively like a pleasant little reading nook. There’s a desk, a wall of butterflies, a collection of bugs trapped in … Continue reading

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Wandering around Chicago with The Seven-Year-Old: The Osaka Garden on Chicago’s Wooded Island

Next time you’re at Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry, take a few minutes to follow the walking trail behind the museum across the Clarence Darrow and/or North bridges. There you’ll find Frederick Law Olmsted’s Wooded Island and the Osaka Garden, one of … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: The best part of The Six-Year-Old’s week

Adjusting to a new school has been tough on The Six-Year-Old, so on Friday, we celebrated the end of her first week with a visit to the Museum of Science & Industry. Related Links: Wordless Wednesday on Caterpickles Wordless Wednesday: … Continue reading

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The sweetness of six-year-olds

Yesterday, as we were driving home from a highly satisfactory dinner at Horse Thief Hollow*, we passed a softball field in the middle of a not-yet-known-to-me neighborhood.  Mommyo, sentimentally: “Ahh, that reminds me of the softball field I used to … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: T. Rex Eats Chicago

Ever since The Six-Year-Old adopted Grace Elvis from the Field Museum earlier this year, she has taken her responsibilities as a dinosaur parent very seriously. Things started off a bit rough, what with Grace Elvis’ Super Criminal phase and all, but … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: The Six-Year-Old Goes to Chicago

Recently I discovered Wordless Wednesdays through the blog, 5 Minutes for Mom. Basically, on Wednesdays all around the Internet, bloggers post their favorite photos, ideally without any words to accompany them, but often with 1-2 sentences of context. I’m not … Continue reading

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“I thought T. Rexes only had three toes. What’s that back thing for?”

Last year, The Five-Year-Old had a chance to cross a major item off her bucket list. She met Sue. For those of you who do not have your own in-house five-year-old dinosaur specialist, Sue is the largest, most complete, and … Continue reading

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