Tuesday, April 26, 2011

And that's a wrap - Passover 2011

Tap, tap, tap... Is this thing on? Anyone still out there? It's been a while, and while I've been away Passover 2011 has come and gone, and with it my parents' annual two week visit and the kids' 2+ week school vacation. Unlike other years we didn't go away at all this year (I can't bring myself to use the word staycation) so it was all togetherness, all the time. Lots of good fun, occasionally but luckily not very often a wee bit too much togetherness (mainly with the kids LOL), and not a lot of free computer time. We sent my parents on their way back to New Hampshire last night (and after 23 hours they're still not all the way home, what a mess...), dealt with are still dealing with the inevitable post-visit "I miiiiiissssssss them / why can't we live near them" meltdowns and tomorrow the kids head back to school and real life resumes in earnest, or as close to earnest as it gets around here.

We did have a great holiday though, full of good times and good memories, and lots and LOTS of photos. Like this one from Mini Israel's Passover "Haggadah Comes to Life" events.

What, you never knew that Moses (on the left) and Pharoah (on the right) pal'd around together in their spare time, sharing their funky gold shades with passing children?

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Titanium said...

Great shot, Robin! These guys look like they're having a rockin' good time (as does the little bespectacled Miss).

Welcome back to the bloggiverse... you've been missed!

Dina said...

LOL that is a very funny picture!

Yaelian said...

What a nice picture,such lovely smiles:)

Maribeth said...


Jill said...

What a FUN photo!! Happy Passover passing to you ... :)

Mimi said...

Robin, that is a brilliant photo.
There's so much detail and colour and texture in it. Love it!

Cloudia said...


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catsynth said...

Happy end of Passover, and cute picture!

Beth F said...

I want those cool glasses!!! Hope your parents are finally home safe and sound.

Daryl said...

LOVE the photo, Maya is rockin' those shades!

I am Harriet said...

Finally- some Haggadah fun!
Looks like you had a great time.

Enjoy your Wednesday!

Sukhmandir Kaur said...

Post staycation depression or re-entry into realife whatever you call it IS indeed difficult! But glad your back :) That photograph is awesome!

SouthLakesMom said...

So glad you're back and everyone enjoyed the togetherness.

I remember years agi my daughter watching the Prince of Egypt movie and being very upset when Moses and Ramses separated. She was crying and saying, "but they're brothers! They should work it out!"

"Yeah, well, sweetie, Hollywood is NOT the Bible. It probably didn't happen exactly that way anyway!" was my answer.

Now I can show her your photo and she can be reassured that at least in THIS family photo, they're hanging together pretty well. Must be the beautiful little girl who inspired them!

Stacy Uncorked said...

So glad you enjoyed the togetherness - and I LOVE that shot! :)

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Meryl Jaffe, PhD said...

Cool photo and I suppose that is little Miriam in the middle. Cool shades! LOL

Leora said...

Love those costumes! My kids finally went back to school today, so I am enjoying doing a little work, a little walking around town and a little chatting with local friends.

I can understand missing one's parents. And my father had a few travel tales, too, even if his flight was only to Columbus, OH.