Feliz Dia de los Muertos (2012)

Halloween pictures are coming, I promise! But, for now, wanted to share with you a picture I took of Greta yesterday while shopping for Pan de Muertos (Bread of the Dead) for our annual Day of the Dead fiesta. Greta has been unusually interested in the concept of death lately — the sudden death of one of our elderly neighbor’s husbands last week didn’t help — so, we weren’t sure if we were going to celebrate Dia de los Muertos this year, but, seeing as death is just another fact of life, we decided to celebrate as usual.

So, I cooked up some awesome Mexican food, built a little altar with assorted mementos from our dead relatives (cats too!) and celebrated their lives with candles, food, music and, of course, that delicious sugar-coated Pan de Muertos.

Yesterday was Greta’s fourth Dia de los Muertos and though I think she is finally starting to understand what the holiday is all about, something tells me that the awesome pink bread is her favorite part of the day. Hey, it’s a start. Happy Dia de los Muertos, amigos…

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