Sunday, November 6th 2016
My soul sister Oksana is among other things a spanish teacher originally from Cuba. Every year she conducts a wonderful celebration of Dia de los Muertos with her students, including the decoration of sugar skulls which they make from scratch.
This year she invited my brood over to decorate some with hers, which is great because together these four kids make MAGIC. Or more specifically, P.O.O.P. (Their last name begins with P, ours with O… you get the idea.)
♥ ♥ The P.O.O.P Kids ♥ ♥
The kids loved it and so did we. We also viewed this AMAZING 4 minute short capturing the spirit of the holiday (and so should you, after you grab a hanky):
Oksana also recommends this piece by the BBC [18 mins]:
Oksana even let us keep the beautiful bags of merengue-powdered sugar-food coloring paste frosting she’d made, and when we left my son informed me that he “loved” it and the evening was “truly wonderful.” (Swoon.)
Gavin and ClaraJane could barely contain themselves when it came time to show Daddy; had to fight/negotiate how they were going to do it (“you carry the tray first like this, then I’ll carry it next like that…”).
Thank you Oksana and also Lou for having us over. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥