This is our 3rd year celebrating for this little doggie. He sure is spoiled!
When Sherman went to sleep, January 9, 2012
he had been alone. Around 2 a.m., he woke with a start and realized he had camped on sacred ground. He didn’t really know what they expected to put on such a big fire, so he quietly slunk down a little lower in his sleeping bag.
Sherman wondered January 6, 2012
how he ended up next to the noisy kid who has no taste for the opera. And he wished it were more like last time…
Everyone Has a Place to Lay Their Head January 4, 2012
Even if we don’t have a bed for you, Anja will clear some counter space and find you a makeshift pillow and blanket.
Sherman and the others prayed… December 22, 2011
for Malia’s healing all night. At some point, he heard Alydia snoring and was annoyed that she would doze off at such an hour.
p.s. If you want to see some adorable “Elf on the Shelf” pics, click over to my friend Sonja’s blog. Her clever little Nikky is always up to tricks!
Dimly, as though through a fog, December 3, 2011
Sherman’s Birthday Party November 4, 2011
I don’t think I ever posted Sherman’s party last year (sad!), so I think this year’s party deserves a post of its own. I kept it simple–some paper lanterns, jacks we had lying around, candy from Valentine’s Day and Easter, a pan of GF brownies, and a few odd gifts. But Anja was tickled, as was Sherman, of course.
June 2011 Highlights Reel November 1, 2011
Instead of completely ignoring our summer like last year, I decided to put up a few photos of each month for posterity.
Made sushi for the first time (though they were vegetarian, so whatever that makes them) in honor of my sis-in-law’s visit (excuse the moving boxes in the background!). Yummy! She was home for a short leave from teaching overseas, and it was great to have her here!
Moved! Though I don’t have any updated photos of the house to show, we continue to work on it every week. I’m hoping for some before-and-afters before Christmas! I took a couple shots of the kids sleeping their last night in the old house (sniff).
Sherman’s New Lease on Life June 14, 2011
Sorry to keep all three of you in suspense over the past week. Here’s the lowdown on Sherman:
I posted a pic of Sherman on Facebook a few weeks ago, and a friend of ours from college mentioned that he was pretty sure he had an identical dog sitting on his desk at work. This seemed like a long shot, since the original Sherman was purchased about 9 or 10 years ago. He mentioned that he’d gotten his quite a while ago from his girlfriend (now wife), and that amped up my hopes considerably. After a few more Facebook exchanges, we determined that the new doggie was a match, and his wife dropped him off at our house on her way through the Twin Cities to Chicago (thanks, Liz!!).
I prepped Anja that afternoon by telling her that a new doggie that looked like Sherman was on its way to our house. I asked her what she would call the new doggie. She thought for awhile, then said, “I will call him Rosie.”
“Rosie it is!” I proclaimed happily, and we went about our afternoon. To say Anja was excited to see “Rosie” was a vast understatement. She was bouncing off the walls with giddiness. Her first comment was, “I didn’t remember Sherman was so soft, Mama.” Haha!
“Rosie” didn’t last long, and we had a resurrected Sherman by bedtime. A couple weeks later, he is already showing some signs of aging, like a crustier coat and a squeezed neck, but there’s a new shine in his little eyes.
While the original Sherman still remains at large (*tear*), we are so grateful to our friend Greg who was willing to share his doggie with a little girl who will love him times a million. Hopefully he won’t end up like Lotso.