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Sunday, 28 February 2010

Longtime readers may recall that we started an annual Purim picture tradition some years ago. The word “annual” is probably not the right word. Perhaps it should just be modified. “Sporadically-annual?”

We were doing just fine until last year. Last year was radically affected by meningitis and so a lot of things fell victim to the lingering effects. Felt a little guilty, but figured the kids could work it out in therapy.

This year, given the past eight weeks have been filled with illness, death, and mourning, I was determined to make Purim joyous. Even if we had to fake it!

We ate our way through this past week, thanks to my efforts in the kitchen. Kids loved their costumes and had fun delivering shalach manos to family and religious school teachers. And by the time last night rolled around, we definitely ready to celebrate.

The picture plan? Stop by Kiddie Kandids on the way home from the annual Purim Carnival. The kids would already be in their costumes and we had to pass right by the mall on our way home. Perfect. Fortunately I thought to call ahead.

Hm…that’s strange. The number I had jotted down is no longer in service. A quick call to “Information” left me confused as they had no listing for Kiddie Kandids.

Blame it on the bank. Really. Seems that Kiddie Kandids abruptly lost its funding and went belly-up last month.

Plans thwarted, Plan B was implemented. Out to the garden for this year’s picture:

Chag Purim Sameach from the Frummies!

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. Stephanni Bacher permalink
    Sunday, 28 February 2010 8:59 pm

    What a very sweet picture…much better than anything Kiddie Kandids could have done 🙂 Hope you enjoyed the day!

    • Frume Sarah permalink*
      Monday, 1 March 2010 2:01 am

      It was a fun-filled weekend. Just as he was falling asleep, Peach told me that when he wakes up, it will STILL be Purim.

      Silly boy 🙂

  2. Monday, 1 March 2010 12:36 pm

    great tradition and great pic! i’m happy that it was a chag sameach for you and yours!

    • Frume Sarah permalink*
      Wednesday, 3 March 2010 12:02 am

      thanks! It’s one of the smarter and more creative traditions I’ve instituted 🙂

  3. Monday, 1 March 2010 9:44 pm

    it came out great! i use kiddie kandids too – i didn’t know they’d gone under. what a bummer.

    i could NOT get my children to let me take good pictures of their costumes this year. argh. they didn’t make it home in their costumes, they all abandoned them:-)

    • Frume Sarah permalink*
      Wednesday, 3 March 2010 12:04 am

      I had to threaten them. But just a tiny threat.

      Now I have to find another place for our Pesach pix. Guess we’ll be going to Picture People. (Our family needs the instant gratification).

      • Wednesday, 3 March 2010 8:24 pm

        yes, but kiddie kandids was better, i thought. oh well, i guess it’s back to picture people for us too. bummer.

      • Frume Sarah permalink*
        Wednesday, 3 March 2010 11:51 pm

        They were better…that’s why you thought they were better.

        I like Target too, but we can’t wait the two weeks 🙂

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