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.