To celebrate Seimi's fourth birthday, the Mayor took him camping, which was what the medium-sized boy really wanted. The Mayor kept it low-key, and the guys went camping down by the river behind Clean Food Farm, Grammy and Grampz's farm.
Seimi enjoyed the 5-minute "hike" back to the camping spot, perched in the garden cart atop the sleeping bags.
Here's the tent and Seimi with his current favorite portrait pose, "Mouth Wide Open."
Seimi especially loved hanging out with Grammy and Grampz and getting the "Micros Machines" all to himself. He even got to play with the P-51 Mustang the entire time, which never happens when Boookie is there.
On the way back home, the Mayor and Seimi stopped and played at a park and looked at classic cars at a car show. A wonderful birthday party for a wonderful medium-size boy.
The Hobbit Wife instructed Seimi to get dressed up to go outside. He came up with a dirty sweatshirt and suit pants. We love our newly-minted four-year-old!
Ela has had some opportunities to try her hand at photography. We couldn't possibly post all the pictures of beautiful trees and flowers, but here are a few selections from her perspective.
An Ela perspective on Daddy.
An Ela perspective on Seimi.
Seimi lost his water bottle last night so the Mayor filled up an empty beer bottle for the medium-size boy, who was disappointed it was "Wass, Not Beer."
An Ela perspective on Boookie.
An Ela perspective on her "outdoor wardrobe"
The hobbitlings hovering over the "end of spring" Hawaiian feast last night.
Our little boat (A-Riddle-Aye-Day) was displaced from the storage spot in the driveway with all the tree-felling action, so the hobbitlings have seized the opportunity for some dry-land sailing experience.
And what post about the changing seasons would be complete without pictures of the ever-changing, ever-changed littlest hobbitling, Eoghan. These photos were taken seconds apart.
The sun sets on a wonderful spring with hope and joy promised for the coming summer.