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?

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

And I Quote

Could you get me the tweezers, please?  I think they're in my Wycliffe Bible.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Seimi - 1st birthday pictures

Here are never-posted pictures from the vaults of Seimi's first birthday and first cupcake. 

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Happy Birthday Ela!

The Mayor left work a little bit early and took the hobbitlings somewhere to celebrate Ela's birthday.  That place turned out to be Golden Gardens and it was a lovely afternoon of fun in the sun at the beach.
Here are some pictures of our beautiful princess at the beach.
Searching for beauty in the sand.
Searching for beauty in the water.
 Exclaiming, "Look at how beautiful this is!"
We played at a stream that comes down across the beach, including "Poo Sticks" (a game that Winnie the Pooh invented).
We also played around the stream for a long while, redirecting the channel for the stream and then watching the stream meander across the beach.
Ela picked a bunch of daisies and put them in a beautiful shell.
 Flowers on the half-shell and other photos by Ela

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

They're Playing Our Song!

We're not saying this is all that we've done the past eleven years, but this sign from the library sums things up in a rather humorous fashion... 
P.S. This is NOT an announcement!