Family: Our baby’s first Halloween and Day of the Dead.

Even though I was raised as Catholic and against celebrating Halloween as I mentioned it in another post, now that I am married and living in a country where Halloween is a huge celebration I was happy with the idea of taking the baby to her first trick or treating and doing a family costume.

I didn’t want to focus on the “evil” that could appear on this day but rather I wanted to focus on giving my child a great Halloween that she might not remember but for me, it would be a memory that would live forever in my heart.  Furthermore, the fact that Jon didn’t want to do a spooky costume theme, it made me feel even better about it and even my mom was happy to hear that we all would be getting costumes for Halloween.

The theme that we chose was Alice in Wonderland and it turned out pretty good.  Jon was the Mad Hatter, Astrid was Alice and I was the Queen of Hearts.

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On the other hand, it was also Astrid’s first Day of the Dead, and even though she is still too small to know what does that means, it’s a tradition that I want to pass to her  so she can keep doing it once I am gone and that she also can pass it to her family if she ever decides to have one.

For now, she only got to try the bread of the dead (pan de muerto) that I got from a Mexican grocery store online, and she wasn’t really sure about it but what she really loved was the Mexican hot chocolate.

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After all, both holidays are something that we are going to keep celebrating and I am pretty sure that Astrid is gonna love them both because each of them represents a part of her roots and what she is.

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