Sugar Skulls and Homesickness

My son received the most wonderful package in the mail yesterday! Three homemade sugar skulls made by his Auntie Noemi in Salt Lake City, along with lots of tubes of brightly colored frosting and foil strips.

(Mosca thought this package smelled delicious). The Boogedy could barely wait for his dad to get home from running an errand to work on “frostume” his sugar skulls! We set out some paper on the kitchen floor.

He frosted the top, added feathers and foil, then some glue for good measure, then more foil and feathers, then more “frostume”.

Then, he turned the whole thing over and started squeezing frosting into the bowl of the skull! Zach and I were a little more reserved.

I almost cried with homesickness, as I remembered doing this activity each year with Zach’s brothers and sisters and their kids (many of whom are teenagers now). I imagined how much fun the Boogedy would be having with his cousins, running up and down the stairs and scaring the crap out of me that he’d fall off the parts with no railings. And there would be Mexican hot chocolate, too!

Thank you so much, Noemi…I miss my family! I can’t imagine a better October present.

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2 Responses to “Sugar Skulls and Homesickness”


  1. 1 Mama October 26, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    Wow, what fun. And they do this together every Halloween? love Mama

    We really miss the boogety and Zach too. Love Papa

  2. 2 jackie October 27, 2010 at 8:18 am

    awww, i’m so sorry for the homesickness. That part is not so great, but what a great package in the mail. Love the boogedy’s grin in that second picture!


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