Right before Micah's 1st birthday I was online and found out that the African Children's Choir would be performing about 3 hours from our house - Road Trip! Our gift to Micah for his birthday was this trip to see the ACC - who he LOVES! I was laughing at myself because the last time I road-tripped for a band was in college from Tucson to Pheonix - and it may have even been the Grateful Dead that we went to see. (Yes, even a former punk-rocker like myself went to see the Dead - it was Arizona after all, where everyone thought they were hippies.)
Anywhoo... we went last week and the best part about it (other than the children and their beautiful voices) was meeting up with other families that aren't too far from us. We were so happy to see Mamush again (as always!) and to meet Ashenafi (SO stinking cute - this kid is a little chunky bit of cuteness!) and to meet up with Casey & DeeDee, who are waiting for to travel to their little cutie (come on travel email - come this week!!).
I was amazed to see Mamush sit through the entire concert on his mom and dad's laps. Micah, Kevin and I had to move from our prime third row seats to the back of the theater - but that's okay - there was more room for dancing! ;) After the concert we let the bigger boys crawl around and go a little crazy (well, Micah did anyway) before putting them back in the car for the long trip home. It was a lot of fun.
And, speaking of meeting up with other families - tonight I met up with the Bakers and their oh-so-adorable-want-to-give-him-big-kisses Habtamu. (Their blog is private - so you may not be able to see how cute he is - I've been given permission to post a pic soon- well, when his mamma finds time to send it to me. :) Habi is 3 years old and just got home 9 days ago- I didn't want to overwhelm him so I didn't grab him and smooch him like I wanted to, but I think next time I will have to because he has the greatest smile! Rivaled only by Leul. :)
It's at times like these when I feel so fortunate for the blog; for "knowing" other families through the blogs, and in actual real life. The connections we are making are life-long and will mean so much to our children some day. I feel very blessed that we live in a time when this is possible.