Nora's First Christmas

December 18, 2009 By: erik Category: Family, Offspring, Partying, Photos, Spain, USA 230 views

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Christmas Tree 2009When my parents came to visit last week, they brought two suitcases, one for clothes and one for Christmas presents. So for the first time our little plastic Christmas tree looked like it should, rising up from a sea of wrapped toys and books and other goodies. In Spain (in my family at least), there is no tradition of putting presents under the tree to incite anticipatory speculation torture like we have in the United States. Here you just give the gift on Christmas or Epiphany and the wrapping paper only serves to conceal the item for about seven seconds before it is ripped open. They don’t know what they are missing.

Christmas Tree 2009
Now that’s what I call a Christmas tree!

Curious about the tree in the living room
Nora was fascinated by having a tree in the house.

Nora with Christmas Presents

Nora with Christmas Presents

Nora’s American grandparents brought her two Christmas ornaments to commemorate her first Christmas. The first has a little teddy bear with a bottle and pacifier, and the second is a little ceramic rattle.

Nora's First Christmas

Nora's First Christmas

Nora's First Christmas

Nora's First Christmas copy
I look forward to future Christmases when we pull this ornament out of the box and then go look up this photo to remember how she was this Christmas: Absolutely beautiful.

 
  • ines

    so cute…she really is growing fast…you are right to want to capture as many special occasions as possible…she’ll love them one day…well most of them anyways..lol
    take care, euskalduna in london

  • http://landofnospice.blogspot.com mondraussie

    gorgeous photos!

  • http://www.thegradys.net Alan Grady

    Nora looks JUST like you.

    • http://www.erik-rasmussen.com/ Erik R.

      Here they say, ¡Es una fotocopia!

      • http://www.thegradys.net Alan Grady

        I like spitten image better. I just chose that spelling of “spitting” for no good reason.