Kyle spends a lot of weekends up at camp without us, so Sora and I had a whole weekend planned when Kyle's plans at camp changed and shortened our mother/daughter weekend into a morning date instead.
We started off at the bakery with a muffin.
Downtown is often dead, so I always love when there is an event which draws people. Today, in addition to what we were downtown for, there was also a big beer drinking event with chalk signs all over the sidewalks. We even saw a political gathering at the town square.
We headed to a puppet and singing show. Sora took a while to warm up to the act.
She finally got interested and wiggled on the floor like an alligator with the other children.
And eventually, she even winded up on stage (yes, in her pajamas). She had fun and had a huge smile on her face the whole time!
We also went to the Dia de los Muertos exhibits. Different organizations and families make alters for various reasons. Here is the alter made by the library to honor authors and illustrators who died this past year. This is the third year Sora and I have seen the alters and Sora decided next year we should make one at home for my grandma.
The library also had a small alter in the downtown branch. I love that the whole community rallies around this holiday. I love it much more than Halloween. Last weekend, we all went to the Dia de los Muertos in a small town nearby. We ate tamales, made some crafts (Sora is making her Guatemalan kite from a kit that she bought there right now!), saw people we knew, and felt like a part of a community.