Happy Hanukkah!

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Christmas TARDIS Cat

After a few weeks of Doctor Who binge watching (while painting) I broke down and had to paint it.

TARDIS Christmas Cat

It’s Christmas Eve!

How exciting, Christmas is almost here! I had to take a couple more seasonal photos of the kids before the big day tomorrow and on the off-chance that the snow was all going to melt away. Thankfully it hasn’t, so we’ll be enjoying a cold, white Christmas. =) Hope you are all enjoying the holiday season with your friends and family.

My pretties

Shining Christmas

Golden light

Golden light

Merry Chickenmas!

Ever have one of those thoughts that has you questioning your own sanity? I do, often. Driving around looking for a store that has decent bikes for the kids (last minute Christmas idea) and bam! “Hey Mom, think we could find a Christmas outfit for a dog or cat that would work on one of our chickens?” Expecting absolute silence, silent judging from my mother on my sanity, she actually laughed and said that would be great, let’s do it! Maybe it wasn’t too crazy of an idea? We found a little Mrs. Clause dress with velcro that seemed like it would be a good fit. Which chicken of the six? It would have to be a white one so the red feathers didn’t clash with the red dress. Lillian! Lillian is one of the two white chickens with a longer tail than Golde, the other white one. So, yeah, that happened.

Merry Chickenmas!

Earlier I went through the house looking for Anna’s little deer. Long story short, we’ve lived in PA for 3 years and have barely seen a deer in the woods. We’re always driving around looking, but it’s so rare to actually spot one. So…

Deer in the woods

Candy Canes!

It’s hard to believe Christmas is almost here! Just two more days to go through! It also snowed so we’ll be enjoying a white Christmas, which is awesome. So today we went grocery shopping and Anna made a b-line to the candy canes. I’d mentioned a while ago wanting to photograph her holding some, which meant she’d get to enjoy a candy cane. Naturally, with the thought of eating a candy cane on the brain, she didn’t forget! (I had forgotten…)

Candy canes

Candy canes

sweets in the snow

 

Looking at my previous post, it’s like night and day! Dark and black to bright and white! =P

Christmas Stuff

There’s this cute little nursery/farmer’s market in Harrisville, PA that we stop at every now and then. The other day we picked up a cute little Christmas tree for the porch, like the perfect little tree (pictured on top of the Volvo with the cats.) Well, they just so happened to have a sleigh! A neat 100 year old sleigh! So I thought maybe that would be a better place for the kids’ photos this year. Then, suddenly, Santa.

Sitting in the sleigh

Anna & Tiarnan

Santa visit

My Mother and I also realized that since Christmas is next Monday, we should probably wrap the presents. The only ones seemingly taking a keen interest in them are the cats. Violet was caught tonight trying to open one of the packages. So far though, no cat has been found in the tree.

Opening Presents

Merry Catsmas?

Ok, so I had to get this out of my head too. This was my original plan some time ago, before the Volvo. Seeing as I don’t have my beetle anymore and I don’t know anyone in town who’d be willing to let two cats in their car, I resorted to my nifty toy. Oh, and toy cats as well. =P These are obviously in my head as I need to paint more since they’re selling out.

VW Christmas Tree

Merry Catsmas

This one I shot on my desk with a different, decorated tree. It was late at night and I needed a break from making ornaments. Really not a fan of light that isn’t natural.

Festive VW tree

sitting on a fallen treeAnna sitting for a spell, beside the VW and tree.

 

Bringing Home The Christmas Tree

In a Volvo wagon of course! Thankfully our little Bettie Beige (who isn’t a wagon) doesn’t have to carry home a Christmas tree this way, we go the fake tree route. It’s just less messy and the cats are less-inclined to want to eat it.

Volvo Christmas

Plus, I wouldn’t trust Puddy cat or Merlin to safely get the tree home! Not with the way they argue in the car.

"You missed the turn!"

Thanksgiving

happy thanksgiving by Kilkennycat
happy thanksgiving, a photo by Kilkennycat on Flickr.

Sometimes when I’m thinking of ideas for a particular thing, such as Thanksgiving, this happens. I normally don’t paint these ideas, but this one wouldn’t stop drawing my attention.