My mom's parents are staying over tonight, so we all lit candles together. This is my menorah.
Singing Ma'oz Tsur after candle lighting with Sky. She's either listening intently or attempting to sniff out my last meal from my breath, it's hard to tell.
Chanukah is the only holiday Sky dresses up for. My dad & older brother object, but as silly as it looks Sky doesn't mind the collar and since it generally earns her extra attention for any people in the vicinity, I think she enjoys it. She's definitely not unhappy with it and barely tries to eat it. We don't push our luck, it comes off pretty quickly.
Sky enjoying her Chanukah present.
My mom's stepladder is falling apart so I got her a new one. It's not a real Chanukah present, but presenting it as such means she'll have to use it instead of returning to the broken down one she has now. Manipulative? I think it's for the greater good in this case.