Wednesday, October 12, 2016

It's the Hobbit Show

It's time to play the music
It's time to light the lights
It's time to meet the Hobbits on the Hobbit Show tonight
It's time to put on make up
It's time to dress up right
It's time to raise the curtain on the Hobbit Show tonight

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

October Update

Sunday before last was moving day for "Gonzo," the black cottonwood tree that sprouted in a flowerpot on our porch. 
Gonzo at his new home by the river, with all his cottonwood buddies.
The Mayor and Grampz after replanting and watering Gonzo. For once, the saying "we're going to take him to a nice farm in the country - he'll love it there," is actually true.
Boookie and Ela beating the pants off the Mayor in Monopoly. There were many bank heists and the board got more and more crowded as Ela decorated over the course of the game.
Enchanted Forest!
Hobbitlings with Grammy on the way to close up the chicken coop for the night.
The hobbitlings entertaining their chicken audience (and themselves).
Friday was Hipparella's birthday so we had a stuffed animal party to celebrate our pink hippo.
Hipparella showing off her present and dessert (mud and grass, just the way she likes it)
The Mayor has been very hard at work in the basement, working on the Bunker and the new bathroom/laundry room.
The current state of the second bathroom/laundry room.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

in triplicate, please

"seimi was being seriously annoying, so ela and i banished him from our made-up kingdom.  but then we realized that wasn't very kind of us.  so we reinstated him.  [long pause]  it was A LOT of paperwork."
-boookie, age 11

Monday, September 26, 2016

Eth for the Wynn!

Overheard while the Hobbit Wife was helping Seimi with his math:
HW: What is a number that has two vowels in it?
S: Five!
HW: Good! How do you spell five?
S: F-I-V-E
HW: Good! What's another number that has two vowels in it?
S: Three!
HW: Good! How do you spell three?
S: I don't know
HW: Well, how do you spell the "th" sound?
S: Eth

[Hobbit Wife sits there with a big English major grin]


This weekend was the first time for the hobbitlings to get to sleep in the new Bunker. Drywall mud will be coming in the near future, along with paint. New flooring and trim will be further out.

Friday, September 23, 2016

That Squeejee!

Mr. Squeejee packed away in one of his toy boxes
Naughty Eej up in Ela's bunkbed. After he had been put down to sleep for the night, he quietly closed the door, sneaked stealthily out of his bed and climbed up the ladder, then began playing with Ela's stuffed animals.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Hobbit Feast - Autumnal Equinox Variety

The Hobbit Wife and her helpers prepared a hobbit feast tonight in celebration of the turning of the season tomorrow.
Owls for dessert.
Places set and Tsum-Tsums waiting in each hobbit's cup. 
Hobbitlings and Miss Abby (honorary hobbit)
Feasting on the second course - mushrooms, sausage, muffins, and pickles
Everyone had their very finest manners on, and even Eejee contributed to the cultured atmosphere by carefully licking his soup off the table as he spilled.
'Twas a most blessed summer and shall be a blessed autumn!