Photo Friday: Dress-Up

Somewhere amongst our souvenirs is a posed family portrait of us dressed up in traditional Turkish clothing. E refused to participate (he doesn't like dressup), Eilan was scared of the headgear and cried through the whole thing, and D refused to sit the way the photographer wanted to pose her. You know what I love more? This shot. My husband snapped it as D was getting dressed - and her glee is the reason we decided to take the family portrait in the first place.

Dressing up in Istanbul
Dressing up in Istanbul
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  1. Victoria on May 14, 2010 at 2:14 a.m.

    We love dressing up in our family! I think it really helps small children to join in with activities. So when we visit palace or castles, the children often wear their knight outfits and if we're visiting a ship, pirate outfits. You get the idea!

  2. kerry dexter on May 14, 2010 at 3:29 a.m.

    that's a real moment to remember, and to tell stories about. great shot, thanks.

  3. Mara Gorman on May 14, 2010 at 5:19 a.m.

    I laughed when I read your description of the formal picture - totally sounds like my family. At least you got this adorable shot! Love the red.

  4. Sophie on May 14, 2010 at 5:43 a.m.

    Lovely girl :)

  5. Victoria on May 14, 2010 at 6:25 a.m.

    Argh. Just realised that I inputted the wrong link this mornin, one that doesn't even have a photo. Shall rectify straight away. Please could you remove the link entitled 'Can you do a deal?' thanks

  6. Lora on May 14, 2010 at 6:50 a.m.

    That is an ADORABLE shot!

  7. Rebecca on May 14, 2010 at 7:27 a.m.

    I love dress ups - too cute!

  8. Lucia on May 14, 2010 at 11:30 a.m.

    Very cute! Love that you guys took the time to get some formal family shots and I also love that your husband captured her in this moment of joy.

    My daughter was prancing around the house today in the fancy shoes and headdress we bought for her in Turkey...with her puffy Snow White dress...gotta love dress up!

  9. Bridget Smith on May 14, 2010 at 3:20 p.m.

    I love this picture!!! How lucky to capture such a moment of pure joy. It will be something to treasure.

  10. amida on May 14, 2010 at 4:42 p.m.

    I love traditional clothing. Wouldn't it be fun if we all had a nice collection in the dress up stash from places we've visited?