Just clicking on

I have not been writing on my blog for a while- really I have not been doing much of anything at all- but we have been knocked way off our normal routine and life and we are trying to get back on.  Schedules are getting back to crazy- and life is just clicking along. 

The kids participated in the Tortuga festival for a dance performance.  It was really cute.  Although it was a little crazy because in the morning the electricity shut off- now this is not all that abnormal here- but this day it was not because of a storm or because- just randomly- today they were fixing or repairing a light in town- a light- THE light.  we only have 1 traffic light and they were fixing it- and that meant that the power was going down- okay fine- but they had apparently planned to be out all day- they could have sent around a message or warning- hey guys by the way- your fridges will not keep anything cold for a few hours. 

Anyway.  It was not a big deal- but the kids had their dance performance so we headed to the casa de la cultura but unfortunately--- there was still no electricity- which meant no music which meant no performance.  Now at least for this event there were tons of things going on. 

There were games all over the place with facts about Tortuga's and how and why to protect them.  there was great art to look at - I fell in LOVE with one piece- but - that is certainly not in the budget.  But still fun to look at.  There was a huge group from Global Vision International    http://www.gviusa.com/  - they are a group of young adults that do dive training and also do a lot of volunteer stuff and they had such great energy. It was a lot of fun. They did face painting- more games and more games- it was  great way to keep the kids occupied until the lights came on.

But we were starting to wonder if that was going to happen.  It was getting dark now and we knew that if all of the lights are off in Tulum it is going to be pretty dark.  It was sort of cool to see the all the little candles in all the restaurants.  But then at the last minute- the lights came on and the kids did their show.  It was really great.   





6 comments:

Chrissy y Keith said...

You have got to have 2 of the cutest kids in the WORLD! I of course have the other 2...

Gloria said...

I hope everything is back on schedule for you. It can be very hard when there is no power, we are just so used to having these things. I enjoyed your post and the children are just beautiful with their painted faces and attire. Thanks for sharing. Have a great rest of the week, take care.

Leslie Limon said...

Your kids are too cute! :) And I know just what you mean about getting back on schedule!

You have a traffic light? We don't have one of those in our small town! :P

Mike Nickell and Cynthia Johnson said...

Kids always seem to make the best of every situation...I wish I could remember to do that! It looks like everyone had a great time.

Refried Dreamer said...

your kids are gorgeous!!! how exciting... glad to hear the kids were able to perform for you guys!!! :)

Amanda said...

So fun I love all the activities you have them involved in. We plan to get Alana into a ballet class that we found here close to the house. Im looking forward to things like this.

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