On Sunday, we were in Mondragon to meet Nora’s cousin ChloÃ© for the first time. ChloÃ© is the same relationship depth to Nora as Cousin Rodrigo. ChloÃ© is Nora’s mother’s mother’s brother’s son’s daughter. Marga and ChloÃ©’s father, Andoni, are first cousins. We went to ChloÃ©’s parents’ wedding just over a year ago. ChloÃ©’s mother is French, so she will be growing up in a bilingual household like Nora.
Nora with Andoni. Naturally, Nora seems enormous to Andoni.
Both girls on their great-grandfather’s lap. Nora keeps ChloÃ© at arms length. Move your mouse over the photo to see ChloÃ©’s reaction.
Happy grandmothers Manoli and Marce exchange granddaughters…only temporarily.
Cousins Andoni and Marga with their daughters.
Oh no! The immigrants are reproducing!!
Can you tell where the television in the bar is? It’s hard to interact with Nora if there’s a television in the room.
There we go! Aunt BelÃ©n with her nieces.
“Is that thing still behind me?? Is it still doing that bow-and-arrow thing?”
Aunt Marga gets in on the action.
Cousins holding hands.
Nom nom nom! What did you think Nora would do with her cousin’s hand?
Tastes a little French.
It will be fun to watch these two grow up together.