Monday, June 29, 2015

Beginning of Summer!

Here's Seimi and Eejee eating their "bruf-kist 'tissert" together at the table.  The tongs were the Mayor's innovation to assist in parceling out morsels to Mr. Eej.
It's not officially summer until the kids have filled our "swimming pool."  For comparison, check out summer 2011 "pool" pictures here.
And what summer could be complete without singing through a box fan?
The Mayor and Hobbit Wife did a parenting-five when the box fan playlist went from Black Sabbath to Martin Luther, then ended with AC-DC.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Happy Mayor's Day

The Mayor's one request for Father's Day was a picture of him holding all his hobbitlings.  They (mostly) cheerfully complied.
The Mayor would love to take this photo for as many years as he can, for he is a man most wealthy in hobbitlings.
The photo successfully taken, the residents of Michael Delving retired to Diamond Knot to feast.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Happy Birthday Seimi!

...That was on Saturday the eve of the Party... Then Sunday, June the 15th, actually dawned.  The sun got up, the clouds vanished, flags were unfurled and the fun began.
The decorated party pavilion
Meerkat delight at running outside to see all the decorations that were put up.
Thor Corn Flakes for breakfast, with a side of bacon
Seimi confided in a whisper, Lee's favorite Avenger is Hulk.  For those who haven't met him, Lee is Doggy Lee, Seimi's best buddy blanket.
 After church, the last of the food was prepared.
Behold the grandeur of Avenger hors d'ouvres:
  • Captain America Shield veggies (jicama and bell peppers)
  • Bifrost fruit skewers (multi-dimensional rainbow bridge - this fruit can take you places)
  • Hawkeye Arrow veggies (long veggies)

 The main course was Mediterranean themed (from the end of the Avengers movie)
 Paleo hummus
 Chicken shawarma - if faced with the challenge, it's worth fighting a battle to save a major metropolis if you get to sit down for shawarma afterward!
 Paleo brownies for dessert
 The food was ready, the decorations were done, and there was just waiting...
...and a quick nap in a tiny patch of shade by the feral birthday boy.
Guests arrive, and the fun commences!
There are not many pictures of the boys because they were running around like madmen.  Everyone had to try all the costume combinations!
Eejee in his Hulk jammies
Ela, of course, held still to pose for a picture 

Time for presents!
 Making a wish!
The aftermath of a wonderful birthday for an amazing boy.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Avengers Assemble Tomorrow!

We've been warming up for the big party tomorrow to celebrate Seimi's fifth birthday.  A few weeks ago, we all watched The Avengers together for the first time, and the Hobbit Wife assembled  Hulk ice cream treats.
The Mayor assembled his Wolverine paraphernalia.  He hasn't made a real set of claws yet, so sticks will have to suffice.
Boookie assembling a vast arsenal of weapons.
Ela assembling part of her Black Widow superhero costume.  It's still a work in progress, but it's already looking fantastic.
Eejee assembling a disaster of toys.  His secret?  He's always on the verge of bursting into a Hulk-like rage.  When we watch The Avengers, he loves when Hulk roars and delightedly roars back.
The almost-five-year-old Seimi, with his fully-assembled Thor superhero suit, calling down lightning with his Nerf Mjolnir.
Avengers Assemble on the morrow!

Thursday, May 28, 2015


seimi (in robotic monotone): here. you. go. mommy.
hobbit wife: thank you so much!  are you pretending to be a robot now?
(a few seconds of absolute silence, then)
seimi (with hurt feelings): i. AM. a. robot.
seimi: here. is. my. arc. reactor...
(pulls up shirt, points to belly button)
... it's. kind. of. sweaty.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Super Skirt!

Ela has begun assembling her superhero suit.  After all, a girl never knows when she might need to save the world.  The tank top and pants are the "underneath" part of the outfit.  
 The black and pink pleather skirt is this weekend's addition to the ensemble
 First time trying Alabama Chanin technique, discovered on Pinterest
 The proud tailor

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

By The Power of Odin!

The Mayor sewed a cape yesterday for Seimi to go along with Boookie's and Ela's cloaks.  Seimi picked out the fabric with absolute conviction, 
This fabric.  Definitely this fabric.  Because it's Dangerous!
When the Mayor added a picture of Thor below for comparison, Seimi did "Apple, Peach, Pear, Plum" and announced that he wanted to be the picture above, not the one below.  We agree - who would choose to be Thor when you could be Seimi?