Friday, June 24, 2016

Alternative Energy

Seimi enjoying a drive in his 1 babypower police car.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Happy Father's Day

A very happy father Mayor with his cart and heart full of his hobbitlings. 

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Happy Birthday Seimi

Today was Seimi's sixth birthday and we took the whole day to celebrate our special boy! We went to Chuck E Cheese (never before visited by the current generation of hobbitlings) as a family. Seimi's favorite games were the helicopter and Fruit Ninja. He was especially crazy about Fruit Ninja and the Mayor caught him slicing fruit with his fingers and his tongue on the big touchscreen. #ImmunityBoost
Eejee and Ela on a ride for Eejee.
Eejee loved sprinting around with all the racket and lasted most of the time before melting down.
Boookie enjoyed playing the racing game a number of times. We've only ever played this game at Red Robin and it was much more enjoyable for him to be able to play over and over again, perfecting his already considerable driving skills.
Ela playing on one of the machines.
Even the Mayor got in on the fun, successfully completing Pac-Man for the first time in his life, thereby winning a huge string of tickets.
We tallied up the tickets we collected and it was all 5s, a fitting tribute as a farewell to five for our Seimi.
555 tickets was enough to get cotton candy to go all around.
Next, we went to Alderwood Mall. Here is the exact spot where Seimi (at age 2) leaped out of the Mayor's arms and into the fountain. Everyone stayed dry this trip.
We went to the LEGO store where we played with LEGOs and Seimi got to pick out his birthday present. Seimi made this creation, announcing, "The one who is third wins the prize!"
The Mayor made this creation at the LEGO store.
Seimi with his birthday presents from the LEGO store.
We went out to delicious Chinese food for dinner and then went home to watch "Kung Fu Panda 3."
Happy Birthday to our Seimi!

Monday, June 13, 2016

Early Summer Adventures

Staying cozy...
Burying treasure...
 Searching for treasure...
Destroying walls...
 Relaxing...
Whining...
 Costumes...
 More costumes...
Jimmy the Hummingbird. There's a whole story there.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Daddy Ambush!

For your viewing pleasure...
The guilty parties, celebrating in this year's sidewalk swimmin' hole.

Neurocompassion

Ela has obviously been paying attention to household discussions regarding brain function. After watching "Alice in Wonderland" (where the Red Queen orders a frog beheaded and his tadpoles captured for her lunch), Ela asked the Mayor,

Do frogs have limbic systems?

Of course, her inquiry was into whether frogs had the ability to form emotional attachments, which would then feed into how upset she should be by the Red Queen's amphibian atrocities.

We love our compassionate girl!

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Happy Birthday Ela!

Today was our lovely Ela's ninth birthday. She enjoyed the day at the mall with a friend and was positively overflowing when she came home to the boys. She couldn't wait to show off all the deals she found on clothes, makeup and jewelry.
 Two dozen beautiful fragrant long-stem roses, courtesy of Aunt Teresa and Uncle Nick.
We love our princess!