Lexi’s Second Birthday

Yesterday was Lexi’s birthday and she turned 2. In one way, it feels like she has been with us forever, and yet, some days i feel like we just got her not long ago.

So in doggy years, she is considered an adult dog now, no more puppy. Generally, she is very good and such a sweetie. Just sometimes she digs her heels in and doesn’t do what you tell her to, usually when i call her to come and she has decided that it’s not worth the effort… they do say Schnauzers are hardheads (from the German expression ‘hartkopf’).

She still loves to play tug and chase but has mellowed with regards to chasing cats and birds (it does not mean she does not chase them, it just means if i am quick enough to tell her to leave them alone, she does), and she does more willingly leave other dogs alone when they don’t want to play with her.

For her birthday, we bought her a doggy pool (made of special plastic which can withstand the claws of a dog) and some lovely canned food and a new chew snack. i baked her a doggy birthday cake, #crazyforcrust, which she loves.

Here are some pictures for you to enjoy:

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16… He Can Drink Beer…

That’s right; here in Switzerland, one can legally drink beer, wine and cider as of 16 years of age. Yesterday, my boy turned 16! OMG!

Of course, there was no big celebration because we are still slowly coming out of partial lockdown due to the Covid-19 virus. So i made Tobias’ favourite cupcakes and we ordered his favourite food, sushi, and celebrated at home.

Here’s a look back at 15 years of birthdays:

Looking back, it’s so lovely to see how he has grown; and as his mother, i remember all the ups and downs but i am, first and foremost, and most importantly, very proud of him! i can’t believe how the years have just flown by.

Here’s the photos from Tobias’ 16th Birthday:

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He is all of 13 Years Old…

Yes, he is! My boy is now a teen! i am the mother of a teen! i’m in denial, which is why this post is a whole 1.5 weeks late…

He chose to celebrate it with 3 of his friends at the Laser Arena in Basel. He would have invited more, i think. But our car could only take that many 13-year-olds.

The guy who did the walk-through was really nice and friendly. When we got there, we were the only group playing laser tag. The rest of the groups were playing paintball. It was only for the last of our 3 games that the boys played with another group.

Here are some pictures:

 

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Top: The boys in their gear, fierce, right? ;), Middle: The playing field, Bottom: The score sheets.

 

 

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The happy teen with his load of presents… there is actually still a couple waiting for him in Singapore.

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Last but not least, our traditional birthday shot!

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