Saturday, June 5, 2010

Welcome to Summer Stock Sunday 2010!

After 9 lonnnng months on hiatus it's finally time - summer is here again and with it the long-awaited return of Summer Stock Sunday!
Each week, beginning RIGHT NOW, 9pm Saturday night Israel time, 2pm EST, we'll all be sharing our quintessential summertime photos. So what says summer to you? Is it the pool? The beach? A backyard barbecue? A comfy old pair of flip-flops? Whatever summertime looks like in your corner of the world this is the place to come share it - put up your post and then come add your link to Mr. Linky. Visiting other participants is encouraged, after all, sharing is what blogging is all about.
Don't worry about whether your photos are museum-quality or not - Summer Stock isn't about perfection or the pursuit of Serious Art. It's about summer - about kicking back and having fun, in whatever form that takes for you.
To show you that I'm serious I'll get the ball rolling with these - none of them are great photos in the technical sense of the word but they all show the true joy of summertime as well as an Israeli right of passage - the end of the year kindergarten class trip. Maya's class went yesterday to Shvil Hatapuzim, a (not so) nearby water/activity park geared at younger kids and had a blast.
There was a pool to splash in, a water slide to come down, two HUGE water towers set up for the largest water fight you can imagine, cars to drive, boats to paddle, and so much more.
Here's Maya and a friend soaking a classmate's father - who very much deserved it after he doused everyone within a three-mile radius, no mercy for grownups or camera equipment (yikes, you'd better believe I jumped back pretty quickly).

There was a mini rollercoaster track to ride over and over and over again

And electric cars to race your best friend

And of course there was ice cream to eat and games to play and a whole lot of fooling around. .
Ahh, summer. There's really nothing better, is there? So, how is your summer shaping up?



Daffodil Campbell said...

I got an award today, and so did you sister ! Happy Summer ! xoxoxo

quilly said...

Hey, Robin -- I think I am going to join you this Summer. since my Sunday is tomorrow I will put my post up tonight!

The kids look like they are having a blast. Definitely fun summertime fare.

Dianne said...

fun fun fun!!
I love her expression on the little roller coaster
what a cutie

Julia Phillips Smith said...

Yay! Time for Summer Stock Sunday!

Love the center photo of Maya on the rollercoaster track.

maryt/theteach said...

I'm so glad SSS is back, Robin! Your pix are so colorful and it sure looks like a lot of fun! :)

Phyllis Sommer said...

love the water park. here i am for summer stock!!!!!! so happy to be back:-)

Maude Lynn said...

Yay! Summer Stock is back!

Minnesota Mamaleh said...

hooray for you robin! even your non-portfolio pics are heart-warming! but really, what's *not* to love about summer?!

Anonymous said...

I hadn't realized you had started this meme again. Will have tosart taking summer oics.

toby said...

Those look like so much fun! Believe it or not, we've never been to Shvil Hatapuzim... maybe this year :)

Mama Pajama said...

I love Maya's expression on the coaster, too! Glad I snapped some pics this weekend when the kids were playing in the yard - yaay Summer Stock!

Leif Hagen said...

Hello Robin - I found your "Sunday Stock" logo on a City Daily Photo blog from New York. Could I use it, too? I love the header photo around your KITCHEN island! All the way out in Tel Aviv!
Kind regards from EAGAN daily photo in suburban Minnesota

Robin said...

You're welcome to use it to show your participation in Summer Stock Sunday Leif. That's what it's for :). Just post your summer-themed photo (with or without the badge) and link to me here, then sign the linkie so that the other participants can find you too. The more the merrier.

Tania said...

This is great! I love summer and it`s here:-)
Your pictures are wonderful and I wish you a nice week:-)

Jientje said...

Too late, I did not realize it was on yet. I'll be playing when I get back from France!
Loved this set of photos, the kids look like they had so much fun!

maryt/theteach said...

Just want to say, Robin, you commented about the tables and chairs...suggesting that we can bring food and drink around the pool. No such luck! No food, only water in plastic bottles around the pool deck. No alcoholic beverages anywhere on the property! :)

Daryl said...

She sure looks like a very happy little girl ... poo poo poo

Mojo said...

Well... considering you were the on that posted my link because I was at the beach, I'd say my summer is shaping up really well! And by the way, thanks again so much for lookin' out for me on SSS and SWF this week. I really appreciate it!

Looks like Maya isn't wasting any time jumping into summer with both feet. That's a look that'll bring out the summer lover in anybody.

Great shots Robin!