Sherman didn’t know which was more humiliating, Cinderella approaching while he was wearing his over-sized pink rabbit hat or being forced to stand at attention with that smell wafting from under the bathroom door.
This is our 3rd year celebrating for this little doggie. He sure is spoiled!
Before the guests
arrived woke up from nap.
Some bleary-eyed guests.
Blowing out his candle:
Ate all his treats!
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.
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…
Even if we don’t have a bed for you, Anja will clear some counter space and find you a makeshift pillow and blanket. 🙂
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!
Sherman could see the jaws of life coming to rescue him from the fumes…all the fumes….
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. 🙂
Singing to Sherman, who was clearly embarrassed.
A disheveled guest.
Sherman scarfing down some candy.
Sherman with gifts–a sleeping bag and some bubble wrap from Mama, and a watering can from Markus.
Instead of completely ignoring our summer like last year, I decided to put up a few photos of each month for posterity. 🙂
Sherman Deux had a pool party with his friends. They learned Dead Man’s Float, apparently. And some of them just watched.
Preschool celebrated summer birthdays (probably a photo from May, actually).
Markus walked with his hands behind his back all the time for a couple of months. It was pretty funny.
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).
Anja somehow wove the monitor base into her bed, and told me in the morning they’d had a “campfire.”