Don't worry nothing bad happened today. It was just a scary day. After all today was not only "Dia de los Muertos", Election day, but our semi-annual pictured day. Yes each of these events on their own could scare the dickens out of anyone but put together it led to a very scary day.
Dia de los Muertos: Has been kind of a cute tradition since Chris and I got married. Neither of us are Catholic. Neither of us are Mexican (I'm Puerto Rican and Chris is as Anglo/Saxon as they come). But I have lived here on the border most of my life and Chris lived in Mexico City for a little bit so both of us have a love for the culture.
So this year we made an effort to teach the kids about the holiday. We have been visiting all the local bakeries for Pan de Muerto, have attended festivals on Saturday, and tonight we watched the processional from the main church in Mesilla to the grave yard. Harmon was loving it. He calls the day "Dia de los Pretzals"!
We want to teach our children other cultures and traditions. I was immersed (especially in college) with everything from Indian to Pakistani to El Salvadorian etc. I love it, I think if we can teach the children that the world is a big place hopefully they will be more loving and tolerant!
Election Day: Yes I voted, no I didn't like most of the candidates (our congressional race I considered it "Satan" vs "The Devil"), no I'm not enthusiastic for sudden change... but we really are lucky to live in this country and hopefully we will go in the right direction!
The funny thing has been Chris. When we dated he claimed he was not just another "Republican" and was Independent like I was. I doubted that claim. Tonight he keeps shouting "We are winning! We are winning!" every time a Republican won something. An Independent????? I think not!
Picture Day: It took over two hours between the time we arrived at the studio and by the time I paid and left. I HATE doing pictures but I love the memories so I keep doing this. This proved especially hard. After all it was like trying to herd cats w/not one, not two, but three toddlers!!! Cally was the star. He got the best pics and Rachel kept running away... yeah she failed today.
Above is a preview... I'll upload the rest tomorrow to share with everyone. I was sad b/c we always get the one "perfect" shot but we couldn't get it this time. Oh well, we will try again in April :)
Night Terrors and Sleep Walking came back: In finishing our scary day I thought I would update everyone on Harmon. He was doing much better with his sleep but last night was HORRIBLE. He kept waking up over and over and over again (I counted 6 times between 11 and 7). Finally Chris went to get him and couldn't find him. He was huddling in a corner crying and screaming "Lollipop" over and over again. If he looks sad in the pictures this is why. No one got any sleep, but I don't care about me, I just feel so bad my little boy is struggling still.