Wednesday, June 10, 2009

It's Schleich This...

Anja has loads of these little Schleich animals. She loves them all, but some are more special to her than others. One of her very favorites is a black dog that looks like Karenin--we call him "Karenin Dog." (There is also "Albert Dog" who looks like Aurelio's dog, Albert; "General" who is a St. Bernard, named after a fraternity dog; "Kwondo" the German Shepherd named after the police dog; "Baby Dog" and "Other Baby Dog.") Last Sunday morning while we were eating breakfast and getting ready for church, Anja was looking through the Schleich catalogue and came to the dog page. She spotted Karenin dog and said, "Woooof!" ("Voooo!") She showed us the picture, woofed again, then took off for the living room to find him. She couldn't find him. She kept on woof-woofing and looking for the dog. We gave her all the other dogs and she screamed and kept woofing for Karenin dog. It was no use. We looked EVERYWHERE for him that morning and were almost late to mass because of our search. This is the second Karenin Dog we've lost! Poor Anja. But the point of my story is: isn't she so cute?

You may remember last fall when I fashioned myself an apron from an unused curtain. Pretty cute, very easy to make. I later stumbled upon the second matching curtain and decided to make Anja a matching apron. That was before she cooked with me, but when she started helping me bake and cook I realized I'd better get on that apron-making idea. I still never touched it, and then yesterday when I put on my apron, she went to the wall hooks and started tugging on the other aprons there... she wanted to wear one too!!! I put one of mine on her and she was very pleased... but won't she be delighted when I make her one of her own that matches Mommy's!!!!!!!

So that's what I'm up to today. The past two days have been a struggle for naps and bedtimes, but today we're on the right track. Anja went right down at noon. Let's hope for an easy bedtime as well!

I have blossoms all through my garden. I wish I would have gotten more plants. I'll be happy to have vegetables from my own garden, but next year I'm going to plant enough so that we'll hopefully never have to buy veggies. That would be the best. We don't eat such a variety of veggies that would make that impossible... and as I already mentioned a few posts ago, I've got a good amount of empty garden. (Just like Elton!)

It's only Wednesday, but I'm SO looking forward to the weekend...

Better go work on the apron! If I'm extremely lucky I can have it done by the time she wakes up!

2 comments:

Sarah said...

After following a conversation on FB that was making my blood boil, it was so nice to find this post and "hear" your cheerful little stories! Anja is so stinking cute. Does she want to go swimming tomorrow? I am sure she does!

Annie said...

What?!? You must direct me to it! I loooooove blood-boiling conversation. The send my blood pressure up so deliciously high...

I will try to snag the car from Martino! Today we didn't wake up until almost 8:00. Whoops. So assuming we wake up at a normal time tomorrow, getting the car should be no problem!