Monday, September 22, 2014

Happy Hobbit Day!

 
Tolkien week began in 1978 and is observed every year in September, falling on the week containing September 22 (Hobbit Day). It celebrates the author, J.R.R. Tolkien (along with his son, Christopher Tolkien) and his wonderful literary compositions dealing with Middle Earth; The Silmarillion, The Hobbit, The Lord the Rings (Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King), Unfinished Tales, and The History of Middle Earth.

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Today is Hobbit Day - which is Frodo and Bilbo's birthday! My little sister, Aly and I celebrate Hobbit Day annually; this is our third year. It's our annual tradition of celebrating by eating six meals, baring our feet, and enjoying living like hobbits for a day! Though honestly, it was 44 degrees this morning... you do see one hobbit with tights on...

We even had an honorary hobbit today, the little girl I nanny!

I doodle while I watch...

Aly watching Fellowship of the Ring

I decided I want a book tattoo of Tolkien's personal mark.

It's a bit above her reading level
Smiling because she's normally not allow play with my books
Fellowship of the Ring story-time!

Me and my honorary hobbit

Hobbit feet!
Though it was a bit harder to celebrate while I was nannying and my sister had school work (she's home-schooled), but it was so much fun to watch the first LotR with her now that she's 10-years-old. We watched the Krista version of the first two movies last year, meaning I fast-forwarded anything scary. But this year we watched the extended edition of Fellowship of the Ring. Aly asked questions and sat enthralled, remembering a little bit. She remembers the names and really enjoys it! I'm making a Tolkien-lover out of her. :)

Happy Hobbit Day! I will be celebrating Tolkien Week - all week, sharing different things I love about Tolkien. That's what I'm Tolkien about this week! Hope you had a great day of eating and relaxing!

8 comments:

  1. Happy Hobbit Day!!! Such cute pics!

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  2. I didn't know this was a thing! Looks like you had a fun day! :D I have to say I really love Frodo and Bilbo's "long-expected party." Shire wonderfulness at its best.

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    1. It is, Susan! Someone mentioned it to me and I researched it. My little sis and I started celebrating it together as a way to introduce her to a book series I love. :) I love Frodo and Bilbo's party too! This is a way to still celebrate!

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  3. I suspect Hobbits are Vulcan offshoots of our pointy eared friends in Star Trek. Happy Hobbit Day!

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  4. I have a ten-year-old, but am not sure if she is up for LOTR yet. Looks like you guys had a great day.

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  5. oh it's that time already
    this is going to be a fun week

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