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.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Sunday evening

Hobbitlings at the table playing with playdough.  You can see the Mayor's latest creation, the pub bench (base is mostly done, but the Mayor is still working on the back).
Ela's princess playdough portrait
Cooker man Boookie in the kitchen at the skillet  Do you know why he is smiling?
Ah-hah - he is not right handed!

Saturday, January 3, 2015

2014 Closeout Celebration

The Christmas celebration kicked off with Cutie Kittie and Hipparella's Second Annual Stuffed Teddies Christmas Party.
Presents were wrapped and the new slot cars set up around the tree the night before Christmas.
Stockings hung on the chairs with care.
Christmas morning joy!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Eejee!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Seimi!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Ela!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Boookie!

Monday, December 22, 2014


seimi asking a distracted daddy who was trying to focus on work at the kitchen table, "daddy, do sheep lay eggs or do cows lay eggs?"
"sheep do lay eggs but cows don't," was the surprising answer.

seimi was heard muttering as he ran up to the table shortly thereafter, "pigs don't have eyebrows."

Tuesday, December 16, 2014


Leading off the decorations are the oldest ones of all, from the Mayor's first Christmas.  These little guys have seen better days, but in the land of blind puffball acorn skiers, the one-eyed puffball acorn skier is king!
Seimi hanging a car ornament very close to a green light since green is for Seimi.
Boookie inquiring about what kind of World War 2 plane one ornament is.  He decided it was most like an ME 262.
Ela making a very long, deliberate choice which ornament to hang up for her turn.
The Bunker got some camo netting and white lights, along with a little Christmas tree with Lego presents.  There's even a remote control to turn the lights on and off.
The Bower got pink lights and another little Christmas tree, also with a remote control.  The fun continued to grow when the hobbitlings discovered they can control each others' lights with the remote controls.

Friday, December 12, 2014


"i've noticed something - the better the food, the badder the breath."
beothan, age 9

Monday, December 8, 2014

Annual Traditions

We're all looking forward to Christmas, but probably none more than Seimi.  He was very insistent that we need to have a Christmas tree that was "at least as tall as when I was three."  He was very satisfied at the sheared Douglas Fir we selected from our traditional source, Chubby & Tubby's, particularly when decorated with our the traditional Christmas lights from the Hobbit Wife's growing-up years.
Admiring the lights after dinner, Seimi suddenly blurted out, "Wait!  I forget - how do you turn these lights off?  Do you blink at them?"