|by JA, Mami, & JT|
Dia de los Muertos, however, is something completely different. It's not scary at all, despite the skull and skeleton decorations. It's all about remembering your ancestors and loved ones who have died. So, today we colored calaveras in bright colors like the sugar skull candies. We will probably make pan de muertos (if we get our school lessons done first), and we'll talk throughout the day about our loved ones whom the kids never had the opportunity to meet or were so young they don't remember. People like Grandpa Fred, Nana Irene, Papa Art, and Grandpa Ray on Mami's side; and Mamita Lina, Grandpa Pablo, and Grandpa Julio on Papi's side. We'll talk about how their ancestors come from Guatemala and Italy, but also from Spain and Sweden; and how very blessed they are to have been born here in the US.
|by JA & Mami. We saw a calavera with blue teeth and thought it looked cool. :)|