Tuesday, April 8, 2008

African Children's Choir

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!!).

The Mamas

and the Papas.
(yes, I'm a dork.)

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.


  1. The concert looks like so much fun - - we were bummed not to be able to go with all of those ethiopian babies nearby!!!

  2. I saw the African Childrens Choir on Ellen yesterday performing with Daughtery. They were amazing. I immediately googled them to see where their concerts are...there is NOTHING near us. :( boo. I am glad you got to go though!! What fun to be there with other adoptive families too!

  3. What a wonderful experience.
    And, I like the mamas and the papas captions! :)
    Cute pictures.

  4. I'm dying to see the ACC! I'm so hoping they come near us soon!

  5. I missed them on the Ellen show yesterday. Perhaps one of these days my wish for a DVR will be fulfilled and I can fully move into the 21st century.

    Sounds like you had a great time!

  6. Fun night...I love the photos of all us "mamas and papas"! Thanks for getting us together!

  7. That was so fun, and I hope you recovered quickly from all that driving. Thanks for pulling it all together. Looking forward to getting together again....hopefully by then we'll have our guy!!

  8. The choir looks So cool....I will have to check out the link! Lovely pics!


  9. Oh how COOL! I'm off to see if they are coming here!

    Everyone looks like they had a great time!!

  10. Your little guy just blows me away every time I see his face! Looks like you're having so much fun. It gets us so excited. We can't wait!!

  11. Oh we love you guys too!!!! What would I do without you to vent to? Who would make me feel less crazy? You are such a great friend....Micah and Habi will be lifelong friends as well!


    Mrs. B

  12. Nothing like a good road trip to a show! What a cool experience! Love the pictures with the Mammas and the Pappas! :)

  13. Thanks for your comment and yes, it totally made sense. You'll have to let me know what your parenting class is like if you end up taking one! Now, I'm going to read your love story - so excited!
    take care, Jen