eating at bag end, flying a space shuttle and pirate ship, and losing teeth

Hobbit Cafe
Hobbit Cafe

IMG_5734 IMG_5735 IMG_5736 IMG_5741 IMG_5742I love reading the book Gooney Bird Greene to the kids.  We always giggle at Gooney Bird very confidently saying things like she “went to China on a flying carpet.”  Then we have a fun time trying to guess how her tale will unfold since she always tells the truth.

Sometimes we get a chance to make our own sort of Gooney Bird Greene story.  Such was the case on the first windy weekend in March.  We decided to eat at Bag End (technically the Hobbit Hole Cafe) then top that off by flying a space shuttle and a pirate ship.

IMG_5772 IMG_5771 IMG_5769 IMG_5764 IMG_5761 IMG_5759 IMG_5756 IMG_5750 IMG_5749 IMG_5748OK, so our kites didn’t get too high off the ground.  The trees were blocking the good wind.  Our intention was to go to the top of the hill at Miller Outdoor Theater, but it was closed for repair. bummer  The park across the street was wonderful anyway.

IMG_5785IMG_5789And on losing teeth (which has nothing to do with the rest of the post but I’ll put it here anyway since it’s my blog and I can do what I want!)…we don’t do the tooth fairy around these parts.  The kids don’t shy away from asking me to leave goodies in place of their lost teeth though.  So I came up with a little educational teething activity.  I printed out a simple teeth chart on cardstock so that the kids can cross out each tooth they lose.  I folded the bottom bit up so I have a little place to place the loot.  It’s been a big hit!