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Friday, March 25, 2005

Photo Friday (Vol. XX) [Purim edition]

Quick update:  I don't like to play favorites with mishloach manot... but I think this one from one of 'my soldiers' qualifies as the best one this year:


Just a quickie today because I have to take the kids out delivering 'mishloach manot' (gift baskets of food and sweets) to friends in the neighborhood.  This is a bit like Halloween, but in reverse... the kids dress up, but they deliver sweets instead of going around asking for them! 

Far be it from me to pass judgment on anyone else's culture... but I much prefer the values that this arrangement imparts.

In past years the kids have opted for costumes that have had Zahava sewing late into the night (I still remember the fantastic Hogwart's robes that she made for Ari and Gili's Harry Potter & Hermione costumes), but this year they opted for relatively easy characters:

Ariella decided to dress up as a teenager from the 1950s, I guess what you would call a 'sock hopper'... Poodle skirt, ponytail and all.  She and Zahava made the poodle applique.


Gilad wavered between wearing a beekeeper suit (yes, I got a small one so either of the kids could help me with the hives) and dressing up as a Doctor.  In the end he opted for  the MD (Doctor Bean... I know you are kvelling right now!).  This outfit consisted of a lab coat (actually a white bathrobe that Zahava sewed for him last year) over a dress shirt, tie and dress slacks.  A toy stethoscope topped off the ensemble.  Unfortunately he's not strong enough to carry around the golf clubs yet.  :-)


Yonah didn't get dressed up this year.  Under normal circumstances we probably would have whipped up a costume for him, but he has been sick this week with one of those non-specific, high fever-inducing viruses that little kids get from jamming their fingers up each other's noses at day care.  Trying to get him into a costume just seemed like cruel and unusual punishment.

As the day goes on I'll try to add a few pictures I snap around the community, so stop back.

Purim Sameach & Shabbat Shalom!

Posted by David Bogner on March 25, 2005 | Permalink


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Well, you have adorable kids, and they have some great outfits!

This is the first time I've come across 'mishloach manot,' and it sounds like a great tradition - one that we non-Jews could probably benefit from too. More emphasis in the 'brotherly love' department certainly wouldn't hurt.

Posted by: Steve Bogner | Mar 25, 2005 4:24:12 PM

If I am not mistaken, Gilad looks a bit like your father. Hope that you had a great Purim. Ours was a lot of fun.

Posted by: Jack | Mar 25, 2005 4:38:45 PM

Very cute! Gil looks just like me (except I always forget which end of the stethescope goes in my mouth). I don't play golf; I blog! Shabbat shalom.

Posted by: Doctor Bean | Mar 25, 2005 5:01:10 PM

I loved the kids pics... they both look great!

Jack, actually Gilad looks just like David did at this age except for the eye color... but yes, indeed, he is definitely a Bogner!

Ari has her Aba's dimples but more resembles her Ima's family.

Both of them are beautiful!
Great post today, bro!

Posted by: val | Mar 25, 2005 11:07:05 PM

Adorable kids and adorable costumes. Chag sameach!

Posted by: katie-yael | Mar 26, 2005 6:25:45 AM

So, David, what's it like to have such adorable children? Terrific pictures!

I agree with Steve. What an excellent tradition. Hope your Purim was a good one!

Posted by: Carol | Mar 26, 2005 9:05:08 AM

Steve... I always thank my lucky stars that the kids look like their mother.

Jack... There is a little of my dad there... but mostly he looks like Zahava.

Doctor Bean... I see from you started drinking early in the holiday... good for you! :-)

Val... Anything for you. :-)

Katie-Yael... Thanks, I hope your holiday was wonderful as well.

Carol... You're so sweet! Do you need to borrow money? :-)

Posted by: David | Mar 26, 2005 7:23:39 PM

Goodness gracious -- they stole army property for their favourite driver!! ;)

Posted by: mademoiselle a. | Mar 26, 2005 8:56:19 PM

mademoiselle a. ... 'Stole' is such a harsh word! I prefer 'occupied' or even 'liberated'. :-)

Posted by: David | Mar 26, 2005 8:59:38 PM

David, I don't know how to connect to trackback, but I sent people your way since your post delightfully explains the mishloah.

happy Purim!

Posted by: timna | Mar 27, 2005 1:30:53 AM

Loof and chocolate? David, are you pregnant?

Posted by: Tanya | Mar 27, 2005 3:51:03 AM

Timna... Thanks for the plug. I hope your Purim was as nice as ours.

Tanya... Obviously the whole 'no eating milk and meat together' thing would preclude chocolate loof sandwiches... but you have to admire the overall effect of the package! :-)

Posted by: David | Mar 27, 2005 11:43:26 AM

What a shame! (Eww!!!!) And yes, it's not only very colorful, but also looks like it was assembled by someone who knows you pretty well. :o)

Posted by: Tanya | Mar 27, 2005 3:03:59 PM

Kids look great! Hope you had a wonderful Purim!

Posted by: Essie | Mar 28, 2005 6:22:22 PM

Hey tell Zahava great costumes, maybe she can teach sewing classes to new immigrants?! :)
Just one question - if Hershey's is not sold in Israel (or is it?!!! :)
Then I am not concerned how the loof got there but how did the American Choc. get there?
Belated happy Purim!

Posted by: Mrs. Efrex | Mar 29, 2005 4:25:41 AM

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