Like everyone we are busy getting ready for the fast approaching Christmas season.  Even with simplifying  our celebrations there seems to be an endless list of things to get done and honestly I'm just looking forward to having a few weeks off with the kids.  We all need the break so it can't come quick enough.

Last weekend we attended the adult and children's Christmas parties for Faruq's company.  Both events where beautifully done and we were so impressed.  Sadly, I forgot my camera on Saturday evening and Sunday Laila threw a bit of a fit on us so I was only at the kids party for a short while so I didn't get many pictures then either.  Honestly, with all I have seen with Cenovus I was not surprised by the type of party they put on and it was a great way to start the holiday season.

Both cats are still residing with us and probably will stay.  There is definitely benefits to having older cats but there is also a few negative things.  We first suspected that one cat had been fed human food but now it appears that both have.   They will whine at us when we are making supper and we can't leave anything on the counter at night.  As well, with them both being outdoor cats they still howl at night possibly wanting to go outside.  But on the positive side they are both really good with the kids and let me tell you Sophie has I'm sure tested their patience's but neither have reacted badly to her.  I'm really trying to get some good pictures of them but I'm having a hard time with that.  Black cats are crazy hard to photograph and the other little guy just looks angry in all his pictures.

This is Gilroy  and he is 5 years old.
(The kids didn't change his name although Laila & Sophie call him Gilbert like the cat in Caillou)

This little guy is Dexter and he is 2.5 years old.

Funny we went to the shelter looking for female kittens and definitely not black.  Instead we got two older boys with one being totally black.  Yup we knew exactly what we were looking for. 

This weekend we will be spend doing our Christmas letter and cards, baking yummy finds from Pinterest as well as a few family favorites.  But more importantly we will celebrate a special little girl's 4th birthday on Sunday.  

Calgary is being hit by a smallish snow storm today which just adds to the crazy weather we experienced on Sunday with the crazy wind storm.  But honestly, we really should not complain as the weather has been actually pretty good up until now.

Happy hump day !!

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FamilyFoodFitnessandFun said...

I'm not really a cat person, but those kitties are pretty cute :)

Jenn M said...

It is a busy time of year..

My cats are not people food cats, although the oldest does enjoy eating my tortilla chips if I forget to move them..