Choir Field Trip!

The long awaited choir field trip to Fiesta Texas finally arrived.  Sienna had been to Fiesta Texas once before and remembered having a great time with the family, so she was ecstatic when she learned that was where they would be going after their final choir competition.

Sienna knew you had to have the proper behavior and proper grades in order to go, so she made sure she would make the cut.

She had the grades, the proper conduct marks, the heavily altered choir dress and she was ready for the field trip!!

We checked in at the school super early at 5:00 a.m. to catch the buses.

Sienna walked into the choir room and was greeted with “Hey, Sinny!” & “Sinny!” It was nice to see her greeted with such enthusiasm.

The seats on the bus were assigned, so everyone took their seats.  Sienna was a couple rows in front of my husband and me.  She looked super cute with her feet dangling off the seat.  She played on her tablet and engaged in conversation with those around her.

Once we arrived at the location for the choir competition, the kids quickly raced to the changing rooms to change into their concert attire.

Sienna was a bit shy in the changing room and chose to change in the corner.

One of the other girls sweetly offered to braid Sienna’s hair.  She did a wonderful job, too!  Sienna looked so pretty in her dress with her hair braided back.

They did a wonderful job during the concert.  They actually got such a good ranking that they won the overall award and took home a super big trophy!

After the competition, it was time for Fiesta Texas!!

The kids were instructed to get into groups of no less than 3 and check in a pre-determined times.

I was worried (and I think Sienna was worried, too) that Sienna would get “stuck hanging with her parents” the whole time rather than spending time with friends.

That wasn’t the case!  An amazing couple of girls gladly paired up with Sinny!  Bonus! The mom who was with them was fun to hang with, so it was great for us, too.

We grabbed some food first and then it was time to hit the rides!

This is where I thought it would get really tricky.  Sienna’s usually not tall enough to ride the regular rides and certainly doesn’t weigh enough to securely fit into most of the chairs.  I was afraid the other girls would get frustrated.

They didn’t!  I was so impressed with them!  They politely took turns doing rides suited for Sienna and games she could do and Sienna and I waited for them when they did rides she couldn’t’ do.

It was fantastic!

Those girls treated Sienna just like any other classmate.  Not once did they make her feel bad for not being able to do the big rides.  The major thing that impressed me was that they didn’t treat her like a baby and they weren’t patronizing!!

What amazing children!

I wish all children shared the same “blinders” as those girls!!


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