Monday, September 22, 2014

the boookie proverbs

chapter 1 - on military strategy
"never, ever, ever, ever, ever trust any ring of power."

Friday, September 19, 2014

Seat Work

School has started at the Northwestfarthingshire Institute of Higher Learning at Michael Delving and the hobbitlings love their school routine.  The Hobbit Wife is doing well with the routine, too.  Here are some pictures of the hobbitlings enjoying the best part of school - recess!
Eejee showing off his back-arching skills
 Ela and Eej
 Mr. Eejee enjoying being the king.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Advanced Advancement

At just past four months, Mr. Eejee is over 16 pounds and is the most energetic baby Michael Delving has ever seen!  He loves his bouncy seat and is really good at getting that thing going.

Though they resisted efforts to be photographed, hidden in this cute baby mouth are two little teeth. 
The slightly-edited words of Lady Bracknell from The Importance of Being Earnest come to mind as regards Mr. Eejee's recent and rapid growth.
"I don't know whether there is anything peculiarly exciting about the air in this particular part of Hertfordshire, but the number of milestones that are achieved seem to me to be considerably above the proper average that statistics have laid down for our guidance."

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Imagination Maintenance

Can I come inside and read for a while?  It's kind of like my imaginative world energy levels are getting low and my thinking is getting overheated like a chain gun.  I need to recharge and cool my imagination energy with reading. -Boookie, age 9, after playing outside, getting "imaginative wiggles" out

Monday, September 15, 2014

Sons of Thunder

Seimi and Eejee have enjoyed getting acquainted
Mr. Eejee playing in his crib.

The old is new

The hobbitling boys have a new favorite album, AC-DC's Back in Black.  They only listen to some of the tracks, but it turns out they already knew a number of the tracks from movies.  The Mayor realized he had to purchase the album after hearing a 4-year-old's rendition of "Back in Black" being belted out from the bathroom toilet stage.

When he was a wee lad, the Mayor used to dance to the "worldly" rock music being blasted by the Wazzu college kids across the street, saying, "I can't help it, Mama - the music makes me dance!"

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Tanks for Breakfast

I don't want to eat oatmeal.  I wish I was driving a tank! - Seimi, age 4
Also available as an inspirational poster.