Birds and dogs up first, and then the Kidz n Cats dolls, Mike and Katie (formerly known as Alexis).

The Mockingbird (or maybe more than one Mockingbird turning up at different times) was around today, and I didn’t notice it standing on one leg, which was good. Here’s the Mockingbird out by the back fence. Settings were f/7.1, 1/800, ISO 400.

Another shot of the Mockingbird by the back fence. Settings were f/7.1, 1/400, ISO 400.

A little later, and the Mockingbird was over by the side fence. Settings were f/7.1, 1/320, ISO 400.

I also saw a little Yellow-Rumped Warbler picking berries up in the trees. If the branch hadn’t been blocking part of the bill, this would have been better. Settings were f/8, 1/1000, ISO 400.

Lulu can look so serene and regal lying in the grass in the afternoon sun. Settings were f/6.3, 1/125, ISO 400.

And an unusual pose–both my girls lying together by the fence, waiting for Richard to come out and play with them. Settings were f/7.1, 1/160, ISO 400.

And now the Kidz n Cats dolls. Katie (originally Alexis) is a sweet little blonde, blue-eyed girl. She has the same face mold and body as Mike, so the hair color and style and the eye color are the only differences. I changed Katie into one of my Magic Attic outfits, a light blue long sleeved shirt, black pants, and a short black fur-trimmed vest. She’s also wearing blue sneakers from another Magic Attic set. Magic Attic clothes are very well made and nicely detailed. The shirts generally close in the back with tiny snaps instead of pulling over the head, so there is no problem mussing the doll’s hair when dressing. I have quite a few Magic Attic outfits and I’m delighted that I can use them with these dolls. Settings were f/7.1, 1/500, ISO 400.

Katie again, front view with her thumbs in her pockets. Settings were f/7.1, 1/1000, ISO 400.

A close-up of Katie. She’s holding a tiny jointed blue and white bear by Boyds. Settings were f/7.1, 1/1000, ISO 400.

And here are Mike and Katie together. Mike’s eyes are blue/green and there is some auburn in his brown hair, while Katie’s eyes are clear bright blue and her hair is pale blonde. Settings were f/7.1, 1/640, ISO 400.

I mentioned yesterday that I’d tried the Magic Attic soccer outfit on Mike, and today I took photos. Here’s Mike playing soccer. The ball should really be a little bigger for a child doll this size, but this is the ball that came with the outfit. Settings were f/7.1, 1/1250, ISO 400.

Mike with his soccer ball. Settings were f/7.1, 1/1250, ISO 400.

Katie modeling another Magic Attic outfit, a striped long-sleeved teeshirt and tan pants with bead-detailed cargo pockets, embroidery on the pants legs, and ties at the cuffs. The purple sneakers also came with this outfit and they’re a bit tight on Katie, but she can wear them. Katie is  holding the toy cat that came with her–most of the Kids n Cats dolls come with a cat, though Mike didn’t. Settings were f/8, 1/160, ISO 400.

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