Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Barbecue for ever!

This weekend, we gave the 'ol black spot to our grill of many seasons, which snuffed it one too many times, leaving undercooked food to be finished in the oven.  Ela crafted a beautiful "FREE" sign, we put it on our front lawn, and it disappeared within the hour, as is the way with such things here in magical MLT.
We acquired a replacement grill and were debating about names.  A line the Mayor read last night from "Treasure Island" jumped simultaneously to several lips:
"Silver!" they cried  "Barbecue for ever!  Barbecue for cap'n!"
And so "Cap'n Silver" was duly appointed as our new grill.

Monday, November 10, 2014


The Mayor was captured by the Bing car while walking to work several months ago.
The Mayor has his backpack off because he's just putting his phone away after calling the Hobbit Wife to tell her that he was photographed by the Bing car.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Dinner Time

We have been doing a little bit of rearranging to accommodate another hobbitling at the kitchen table, now that Mr. Eejee is getting started on solids.
First time that all four hobbitlings are at the table together.
The proud six-month-old showing off 50% of his tooth collection.

Friday, October 31, 2014


Leading off the 2014 Halloween costume parade is Indiana Jones.
Next up is a soldier/tank commander/meerkat
Indy and his soldier buddy
The Hobbit Wife spent many hours making a lion-mane hat for Eejee's costume.
Eejee and the Mayor loaded up and ready to go out under cover of the Mayor's capacious umbrella.
Last but not least is Princess Jasmine.
Princess Jasmine thinking princess thoughts.
Sugar crazies celebrating their haul - 11 pounds of candy in a short night's work.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Pumpkin Season

Our wonderful next-door-neighbors grew a pumpkin for the hobbitlings that weighed in at just over 100 pounds.  [Grammatical clarification: the pumpkin weighed 100 pounds and was not intended only for heavy children.]  The Mayor set about to carve the pumpkin to match the hobbitling costumes this year.
Mr. Eejee
Mr. Seimi
Miss Ela
 Mr. Boookie
 The carved monster pumpkin on display

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Fall Evening Haiku

The Mayor reads until:

Ela wants to stop
Boookie wants to keep going
Seimi is passed out

We just finished "The Saturdays" and are nearing the end of "Treasure Island."  It has been a delightful way to welcome the long evenings of the Northwest fall and winter.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Dire Warnings

Ela was working on a Lego project and left this sign as a warning to any and all who might think about messing up her creation.