I had read on several blogs last year that people had a special toy or item that they would include in their family photos to represent a missing family member.  I thought that was a neat idea so I have been looking for a Felix the Cat to have for our photos.  I finally found one I liked and it arrived today.  Here is a picture of Chloe holding him.

Chloe and Felix

He may appear in future photos so be on the look-out!

I have a few ideas for what I’d like to use as Gabriel’s stand-in but have yet to decide.  I’ll let you know when I choose something.

I’m curious… have any of you done something like this or know someone who has?


  1. This is such a great idea…I’ll have to think of something for Madelyn.

  2. We havent done this, although we bought little Willow Tree figures for each of the kids, and we have their box in some pictures. I want to get a pic of Bobby and Maya with their box.

  3. Love that you finally found a “Felix”, and I can’t wait to see what you come up with for Gabe. They are both especially close in my thoughts right now. I think it’s because of the holidays, but they are never far even on “normal” days either. I love them very much – and all of you too.

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