Wednesday, February 25, 2015


"mom, i think you forgot the butter - these greenbeans aren't nearly slippery enough."
boookie, age 9

Saturday, February 21, 2015

A timely brother

When chatting with Boookie this morning, the Hobbit Wife asked if things were better now that Seimi has his own clock.  "Does Seimi still ask, BOOOKIE!! IS IT SEVEN YET???" (The lads have to stay in their own bubble until seven every morning.)

"No," replied Boookie, "but my new problem is that he reads the numbers at odd times during the middle of the night and asks me what they mean!"

Monday, February 16, 2015

The many faces of Eejee

OK, so we know it's only one face, but we can't help ourselves.

Church clothes

Yesterday Boookie came upstairs and announced, Semi is crying about his shirt.
Why is he crying about his shirt? the Mayor asked.
I told him his shirt had to be collared and he started crying, saying "It is collared! It's collared red!"

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Cozy v.3

2010 Cozy Footie Jammies
2012 Cozy Footie Jammies
2015 Cozy Footie Jammies


This morning marked the joyous baptism of Eoghan Jesse.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

I'll be at my pub

The Mayor has been working on a pub-style bench for the very small dining room at Michael Delving.  As point of reference, the dining room is 48.5 inches wide and approximately 8 feet long.  The Mayor finished the rough construction outside on a clear January night, then the Hobbit Wife helped the Mayor bring this behemoth inside (the bench is easily 300 pounds).
A tarp went down and the gracious Hobbit Wife consented to indoor sanding...
...and indoor staining.
This morning marked the inaugural coffee around the new pub, which has yet to be named.
As a bonus to the post, here's young Master Eejee with his monkey.  He isn't crawling yet, but he shouts triumphantly when he manages to get up on his knees, so he will get to crawling in no time.