Monday, February 20, 2012

Family Day/ Our World

 Going downhill as a family

In Ontario, today is Family Day (third Monday in February) and, for most Ontarians, it's a day for play and no work. The day celebrates the importance of families and family life.

 Another family going downhill

I took these photos yesterday, which was not officially Family Day but these families didn't want to wait to celebrate. And I wouldn't be surprised to learn that some of these families are celebrating AGAIN today!

 Climbing back up

At the bottom and NOT tired yet

Click   HERE to see tons more photos about Our World.

48 comments:

Kathy said...

That's the best holiday I've ever heard of. And I'd rather celebrate my family today than some dead presidents! (Does that make me un-American? No, just grumpy!) Your first picture is wonderful - a great portral.

see you there! said...

I agree with Kathy, Family Day sounds like much more fun that President's Day. If you are working tho any day that you get off is great no matter what they call it.

Darla

Jill said...

I love the entire idea of Family Day. I wish we celebrated it here in the USA. They photos are great. I so enjoy seeing families having fun!

Sandra said...

all these photos made me smile, the first one just shouts "happy family" no words needed, that last one is so cute and that is one fancy sled.

Muffy's Marks said...

I think the US should take a cue from our northern neighbors. What a wonderful day of celebration. Go out an make some memories. Happy Family Day.

Kate said...

This sounds like a terrific way to honor families. Love the colorful sled in the bottom photo.

Judy said...

What a wonderful way to honor family.

Lowell said...

I must say this looks like fun and it brings back lots of good memories! Too bad all the Ontarions in Florida are missing it! :-)

Cute shots, EG!

Carver said...

What fun and I know the children were happy to have some snow for winter sports. We FINALLY got a little snow but not anywhere near enough for sledding.

Vita Stunder said...

Happy kids and snow - it looks like you'd a great time! :)

ladyfi said...

That looks like a lot of fun!

Jarart said...

Family day sounds like the best idea for a holiday. And I'm with Kathy, I'd rather celebrate family than presidents. (I don't think I'm grumpy though)

Roan said...

Fun! I would still like to try sledding, but I'm afraid I'll break something. lol Love the little boy in the last shot, his cheeks match his coat.

Rambling Round said...

Sounds and looks like a great holiday to me!

TexWisGirl said...

your caption on the first photo cracked me up! what a wonderful holiday to celebrate!!!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

I have never heard of a Family Day before, what fun.

aka Penelope said...

Lol … looks like those boys are carrying big blue donuts up those hills. Beautiful shots of family outings in the snow but I had to laugh and found a double meaning you likely didn’t intend when you said another family going downhill. :)

Paul in Powell River said...

Nice series! We don't do this holiday in BC, but then I'm retired - every day's a holiday!

Zosia said...

Yes, I remember when it was introduced a few years back it was very needed in February. Looks like this year it was a great day fun and weather wise.

Stephanie said...

Lucky you having a holiday here. I wish BC would have that as well.

Alexander said...

That's a great day to have! I wish we have it as well. I think its a very important day.

Alexander
Alex's World! - http://www.kakinan.com/alex

RedPat said...

All our snow is gone! It does look like fun!

Gaelyn said...

Family Day is a Wonderful idea. Looks like everyone is having fun.

Gary said...

Great to see!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River.

Sylvia K said...

A terrific way to honor families! I love it! And what fun! I can't look at your photos without smiling and remembering when my kids were growing up in Montana and we had such fun in the snow!! Terrific captures, EG! Have a wonderful week!

Sylvia

VP said...

Snow, when it rarely comes here, is a tragedy. We are totally unused to it and unprepared, but I always like to see it elsewhere...

LeenaH said...

Your lovely photos tell just a right thing :)
Making children happy you get happiness.

FotoAnna said...

I love the fun... great shots!
Greetings from Holland,
Anna :-))

eileeninmd said...

Fun photos! I done some snow tubing with my family and it is lots of fun. Here in the states this Monday Feb 20 is a holiday celebrating Presidents Day. The government offices are closed along with a bank holiday. A day off to spend with the holiday is a wonderful thing. Have a great week!

La Principessa Errante said...

Wow, does that bring back memories. What a fun way to spend the day, and what a divine idea - Family Day, just super.

Halcyon said...

I guess we had similar ideas on how to spend Family Day! Looks like these families are having lots of fun. Hope you and your family enjoyed the long weekend as much as we did!

Barb said...

Great to see these families enjoying the outdoors together! I like the colorful photo of the sledders climbing the hill.

Giga said...

Uwielbiam jak Rodzice bawią się z dziećmi, to cudowne. Pozdrawiam. *** I love it when parents play with children, it is wonderful. Yours.

George said...

I think it would be great if the U. S. had a Family Day holiday.

Joyful said...

Looks like so much fun. We get our FD holiday next year :-)

Small City Scenes said...

Family Day---What a great idea. Great pictures. Everyone is having fun. MB

Dianne said...

every city should have a Family Day!!

I love these shots
so much snow fun

Jack said...

That does look like fun. We have a small hill for sledding near our house in West Hartford, and it would look like this if it ever snows.

Randy said...

We need that day here in the U.S.

kaye said...

now that's a day worth celebrating!

Gillian Olson said...

Great snow scene and family photos.

Doru said...

Great snow scene and family photos, indeed!
Thank you!

CameraCruise said...

Beautiful photos, looks like lot of fun!
Must be great to have a Family Day!

NatureFootstep said...

how fun! So many ways to get downhill. When I was a kid we had carton to sit on.

Ebie said...

"Going downhill" just like free wheeling, this is a lot of fun! Love the colorful outfits!

NixBlog said...

Greta captures of fun in the snow!

Susan said...

Wow, looks fun!

Ann said...

I like a family day too. But I don't think the bosses would like that.

Friends who encourage me

Blog Archive

About Me

My Photo
East Gwillimbury is a rural town less than an hour north of Toronto, Canada's largest city. My family calls me CameraGirl because I take my camera with me wherever I go.