Thursday, February 23, 2012

3 generations together for Family Day

I just found out that today was Family Day in Israel (it once was Mother's Day).
As luck would have it, my daughter and my granddaughter are just now visiting from Australia.
So I say "Happy Mother's Day dear Naomi, mother of three of my grandchildren!"
Here she is sitting in the pouch of a kangaroo.

Niki de Saint Phalle created several dozen of these whimsical animals for the Noah's Ark Sculpture Garden at the zoo in Jerusalem. (Enlarge the photo to see a few.)

Libby learned the Israeli ritual of dipping bagele into a little twisted paper full of za'atar.

Laughing at the funny lemurs.

It's so nice to have family back here in Israel for Family Day.


Anonymous said...

so happy they're there to be with you Dina!

Reader Wil said...

Your daughter and grandchild are lovely! How wonderful to have them now visiting you. I wish you a happy time together.
A Family Day is a good idea.

Anonymous said...

How life can, how life should be.

Please have you all a wonderful time.

Hels said...

We love our children!
But we are totally besotted with our grandchildren :)

well done, Family Day Israeli style.

Kathy said...

A family visit, how lovely for you!

Kay said...

Wonderful, gorgeous photos, Dina! How terrific to be together again. I'll send a link to this post to Tif. She'll love it!

spacedlaw said...

Have a great time together!

Birdman said...

ENJOY your family time. Most special.

RuneE said...

I must admit that at first I thought she was sitting in a big mouth :-)
Much better to have the whole family in a pouch.

JM said...

Love de Saint Phalle's work!

Hilda said...

I'm so happy for you, Dina! I hope you've been having a great time with them.

I'd never heard of Niki de Saint Phalle before, but if that kangaroo is typical of her work, I'm going to love her.

Suzanne said...

What fun you must be having Dina! Are still there to make some snowpeople?