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Heading to JPL
From Traveling Internationally to a local International Festival.
A Mexican dance being performed (c)travelincousins.com
We are blessed with lives that are constantly filled with the exposure to various cultures and worldly traditions - of which I love so very much.
I truly feel that it makes our lives so very much more rich and adds a vibrancy that just can't be found elsewhere. It is irreplaceable.
Take yesterday for instance, Cosette had a performance with the International Peace Choir (and for those of you who are fairly new to the blog - she has been performing with this wonderful organization since her 5th birthday).
Well a short vent to begin with...
Getting us over to the site was a bit of a struggle. I'm beginning to think that taking care of a 5 year performer old might have been somewhat easier than taking care of a 16 year old performer!
I helped my 5 year old get out the door on time. Whereas my 16 year old is told what time we have to leave and I leave the rest up to her in order for us to be on time.
Well oh so many of the times do these kids (yes I am now also throwing my son under the bus. LOLOL) take extra long in front of the mirror and get out the door later than I would like.
I am a stickler for being on time and when I thought we we're just about ready to leave and found that Cosette's costume was completely balled up and the most wrinkled mess ever... I HATE wrinkles! And then I kinda get frustrated.
Grant you that I do not blame her for not having her costume ironed.
However I do blame her for balling it up!
It is actually her dad (Dave C.) who has the chore of ironing the costumes - since he has no other participation in any of the 1,000's of volunteered hours that has been out into this non-profit organization.
Neither does he ever even come to watch any of the performances.
Maybe it's just that I'm dealing with an extra kid that I did not birth - a 45 year old! UGH
His excuse was that he knew she had a singing performance, but didn't realize that it was for choir! Okaaaaaaaay then. Not worth my time to even ask any more questions.
So in my frustration, I had to quickly iron and hope that we still walked out of the door on time.
We did and yes we were on time! Whew!
Arriving at a fun and truly perfect little festival for this choir to perform at. There were booths and performance representing countries from around the globe.
The schedule at the event was running a bit behind and after our kids were finished with their warm ups, they just hang out with the friends that they've grown up with.
Once they were called to perform, it was time for them to put on their game faces and become the professional performers that they always are and put on a fantastic well received show!
This was the groups last performance before a few weeks of hardcore rehearsals and then we are so proud of these kids as they will be representing our country as Team USA in the WCOPA - World Championship of Performing Arts. More on this as we get closer to the event.
But as for right now we are heading to Pasadena (yes I am actually in the car right now and btw today the kids were ready before Dave B. was!) first stop will be breakfast at Real Food Daily and then JPL (The Jet Propulsion Laboratory - NASA field center in Pasadena, California) which Dave is uber excited about!
After working for NASA, JPL is the reason why Dave had moved to SoCal so very many years ago. And then his life moved in a different direction...
Anyhow I wish you a great Saturday! -Travelin' Tanya