Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Family Day



It started off as Mother's Day, mainly the commercial aspect of it but also to honour the mothers. It was a funny custom for Israel to adopt as Mother's Day in the UK is definitely a Christian based celebration formerly known as Mothering Sunday. I was never entirely sure if it was referring to the young girls in service going back to visit their mothers (with gifts from the big house) or if the Mother referred to Mother Mary. Anyway, strangely enough, it took off in Israel. Or maybe not so strange as mothers tend to be worshipped here.



However, not all families have mothers and what about fathers? What about children living with other relatives for whatever reason? We're a sensitive lot when it comes to family and so Mother's Day evolved into Family Day. And it's sometime next week.



Word came from the nursery that DD was to bring in a photograph of her family. Well it's just the two of us so not difficult to round everyone up. You'd think. But if both of us are in the picture, who going to take it? So we sat together with my arm outstretched in front of us clicking away blindly in the hope of some decent results. This is what we got.


30 comments:

  1. Gorgeous photos!!! When is Family Day?

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    1. Not sure exactly but we have a party in the nursery in the 24th Feb.

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  2. They work beautifully well as a series :) xx

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    1. Thanks, actually I think they work better together than individually.

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  3. hello! So good to see YOU! What a lovely collection, agree with looking for Blue Sky! Stumbled here via Here Come the Girls today!

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    1. Thanks AR. It was a process - it took me a year to post any photos of myself.

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  4. Oh how lovely to See a picture of you both and what gorgeous pictures. Your daughter has your lovely curly,hair.

    Thanks for being my first blogaholic

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    1. Thank you too. First and possibly biggest?

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    2. That's for you, and your neglected housework, to say!

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    3. How did you know about my neglected housework? And my neglected career, personla grooming, etc... BA - Bloggers Anonymous anyone?

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  5. Absolutely my favourite is number 12...but they are all gorgeous! Happy family day!

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  6. Thanks Keren. I sent in the one with DD looking so happy with her cheek squashed against mine, and the one before with her hand on my cheek. I like her better inthe former but I look better int he latter. I have no idea what is being done with them - probably involves laminating and a fridge magnet.

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  7. What a beautiful little girl (and Mummy!). I'm not a fan of designated days - am studiously ignoring today!- but I love your memento of this one.

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  8. I'm also not a fan of designated days for loving the people you're supposed to love all the year round. And these sorts of days exclude the people who are without partners or families or whatever day it is. Thanks for the compliment - the camera hates me.

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  9. I love your photos! Love em all up! I must admit we used to struggle with Grandparents' Day at the kids' primary school, as my parents were in Australia. Valentine's Day was always a bit rough when I was single, and Father's Day a nightmare when I divorced. Family Day sounds like a brilliant alternative. Have fun Rachel! Vx

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    1. Thanks Vix, Family day does help a lot of people - in a country that is continuously at war and almost everyone's daddy does reserve duty in the army, not to mention terrorist attacks, you have to be more aware of different family set-ups. Unfortunately we have a high number of children affected by these things.

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  10. such lovely photos, she truly is a beautiful child. Family to me these days is my OH & my children - always have loved Mothers day but not looking forward to furnishing photos of me for school days!

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    1. Thank you MLMummy, I also deleted all the photos where I looked too terrible, DD looked great in all of them.

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  11. What beautiful photos - you look so lovely together!

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    1. Thank you Older Mummy - it ended up being a fun thing to do together. Click a few times and then both of us looking and deciding what to keep and what not to keep.

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  12. Lovely pictures! She is gorgeous!

    I've replied to a comment you made on HimUpNorths blog. http://itwillallbefine.blogspot.com/2012/02/blogorhythms-really-himupnorth.html and just wanted to say thankyou for making it as you have solved a problem for me! (I know, it was an easy fix, but I don't think like that lol!)

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  13. Thank you Sarah. And going to look at your reply on HimUpNorth now. Glad it was helpful.

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  14. Brilliant photographs of a lovely family! Happy Family Day! Emma :)

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    1. Thanks Emma, Family Day party at the nursery next week.

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  15. Happy Family Day! so excited to finally see you *waves*
    great happy photos!

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  16. Love your blog - I am a single Mum by choice as well, only I went down the adoption route!
    YOur little one looks gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks Buster, adoption was my next step :)

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