SInce the thanksgiving animal photoshoot pics turned out so cute I tried for another photoshoot with all the animals! This time aiming to get Smoochie and I in the shot too!
Smoochie said my expectations for such a shot were “ridiculous”, but he played along; ha! Even though technically we didn’t get everyone in one shot, I’m holding my ground that there is no such thing as “realistic” when it comes to expectations. Especially at Christmastime!! Haha
Stay right here!
Chicken in the wind
I can never have enough bunny photos!
Close but where’s Dexie?!?! (and the Spy had just about had enough photos at this point!)
Dexie has the elfish eyes down in the above shot; ha!
And that’s a wrap!
I used some of the photos for a Christmas card and it turned out great. I had never done one of those family photo Christmas cards before (usually we make our own or put a picture in some regular cards) and I was impressed with the ease of the process. I used Walgreens and they were ready for pick up in less than 12 hours! Not sure why I’ve never done this before (probably because I’m always trying to be a rebel and not do “what everyone else is doing” ha!) but this exception was definitely worth it!
In other holiday happenings…
We recently visited the St. Louis Carousel at Faust Park (for a birthday party).
The St. Louis Carousel is an original 1920s carousel from the Dentzel Co. of Philadelphia. The carousel was installed at the St. Louis Highlands Amusement Park in 1929. After a fire in 1963 destroyed the park, the carousel was moved to Sylvan Springs Park and operated there until 1979. The St. Louis County Historic Buildings commission and the Faust Park Foundation raised funds to restore the Carousel, bringing it to Faust Park.
The St. Louis Carousel, with its 60 hand carved horses and four deer, is located within a climate-controlled building inside beautiful Faust Park in West St. Louis County. A not for profit corporation, the Faust Cultural Heritage Foundation, was formed to raise funds and other forms of support for the Carousel’s continual maintenance and restoration. (source)
Because it is indoors, the lighting is not the best. I was hoping for more amazing festive shots of the 90+ year old structure but indoor lighting is tricky.
Real antlers on the carousel bucks!
She came prepared haha
A (very rare) coordinated outfit layed out by Zilla
New beret; freshly crocheted!
We soaked up plenty of the mild weather at the beginning of December (its finally cold now).
We have been making lots of snowflakes
The baby helping me to study for an exam!
Hmmm I already see a lot of toys; Santa will need to get creative!
Getting cozy in here!