These goofballs are adorable.
And now for the actual Día de los Muertos. We brought another good friend Kate to join in the fun since she already had a fantastic costume left over from Halloween.
Honoring Frida Kahlo, a Mexican painter.
Annika and Frosting battle head to head as she decorates her sugar skull.
Talia's skull was a bit more restrained, but that's not saying much.
Here's Brooklyn checking out all of the nichos, or decorative boxes honoring the deceased.
Talia created hers for Uncle Jay.
We enjoyed some great performances, plus free burritos courtesy of Ricos.
Last but not least, face painting round two.
It's taken a while to feel integrated into Emerson Elementary. Great events like this one are invaluable in creating a sense of school community. Thanks to all who work so hard to make it happen!