Meeting Cousin Rodrigo

September 21, 2009 By: erik Category: Family, Photos, Spain 296 views

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Rodrigo: Small head, Big handsOn Saturday, we drove two hours to the city of Burgos to meet Nora’s youngest cousin, Rodrigo, for his two week birthday and baptism. Rodrigo is related to Nora because – concentrate here! – he is Nora’s mother’s father’s sister’s daughter’s son. His grandmother and Nora’s grandfather are siblings. I had never been to Burgos, and I was interested in seeing its famous cathedral. With two cars and two conflicting GPS guides, we somehow managed to park near Rodrigo’s neighborhood.

Nora meets Valle de Gracia
Nora also got to meet her cousin Valle de Gracia for the first time. She’s 2.5 years old and is Rodrigo’s first cousin.

Cousins Rodrigo and Nora
Nora with Rodrigo.

Rodrigo: Small head, Big hands
Rodrigo’s got a tiny little head and huge hands. It’s cliché to say so, but I’d forgotten already how tiny babies are at birth!

Belén holds Rodrigo
Belén with Rodrigo, Nora with Uncle íngel.

Manolo and Valle
Valle de Gracia with her father, Manolo.

Uncle íngel with kids
Uncle íngel with Nora and his granddaughter, Valle.

Rodrigo's Baptism
The baptism begins. The ceremony was short and to the point, just like I like them.

Gothic Arches
Cool imperfect gothic arches in the little neighborhood church.

Rodrigo's Baptism
Rodrigo is with his Aunt Ana here. On her sides are Rodrigo’s parents, Mariangeles and Rodrigo.

Rodrigo's Baptism
The big bird bath of sin absolution.

Nora with her mother
Nora with her mother. She’s normally not this terrified to be with her mother, I swear.

Contemplating Religion (or pooping)
Nora contemplating religion…or perhaps pooping.

Rodrigo's Baptism
The attendees from our side of the family. I can’t wait to see how many faces iPhoto finds in this picture.

Between lunch and the baptism, we got to go visit the Burgos Cathedral, which I will blog about in a post all its own.

  • Ines

    Again, don’t know why but I thought of you when I saw this… You never know Marga might oblige… 😉

    • I’ve seen several of those and I thought about doing one last year, but in the end my apathy overtook my creativity. Can you imagine having to put on the same clothes every day for “photo time”? You couldn’t travel at all during the pregnancy.

      That video is one of the more clever ones I’ve seen with the props to give the appearance of time moving more normally.