Sunday, February 21, 2010

Holidays 2009

Our first holiday season in France was busy busy BUSY. Here are some highlights:

1) Bordeaux, like most European towns, has a month-long Christmas Market (Marche de Noel) in the center of town. We took Owen several times in the hopes of getting a picture with Santa. But, apparently, Papa Noel is not a morning person (or a Tuesday afternoon person or a Christmas Eve person) so no photo this year. However, Owen didn't seem to mind as there was a carousel that was even more exciting...
And Owen did get to rid in Santa's sleigh:
2) Hanukah
Despite the beautiful synagogue in town, we clearly do not live in the Jewish capital of France. It was extremely hard to find a menorah in Bordeaux. So, I made one:

3) Christmas
Owen woke up early on Christmas morning. I think he would have gone back to sleep but Sean was too excited so he brought Owen to our bed and gave him his stocking

Then we had french toast (the French call it pain perdu - literally lost bread) and opened presents

We went on a nature walk around the observatory campus while we waited for Nan and Pip to arrive.
We have lots of cute photos of Nan and Pip's visit and this post is already very long so I will end here. Stay tuned for Holiday Season Part 2: Invasion of the Grandparents. :)


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