Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Flying high with a little birdie in Cincinnatti

I've been down to Ohio a few times; years ago I sang in Dayton for Fayga's cousin's Bas Mitzvah party, and then there's the annual Friendship Circle Counselor party in Cleveland. But Fayga Mangel's Bas Mitzvah up in Cincinnati was as unique and memorable as she is. Firstly my mother is Fayga so I feel a strong connection to this beautiful name. I totally appreciated the musical bird centerpieces.

Then there was the face that this was an ALL DESERT PARTY. Yup you heard me. Cake all the way, first course, second course and well, for desert. Lastly, was the delivery and content of the Bas Mitzvah speech! Witty, smart and confident, both mom and daughter were as comfortable in front of the mike as I was! We attempted a sit-down concert but ended up dancing non-stop for well over and hour. I took a couple shots from where I was standing to give you all an idea what kinda Simcha was goin' down in Ohio yesterday. Mazal Tov Fayga and thanks a bunch for having me at your party. It was terrific meeting your many adorable friends and cousins!

Here's a shot of Fayga and all her good friends. What a great bunch, Fayga's a lucky girl is so many ways.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

"There was a sweet girl who had a Bas Mitzvah..."

Meet Yael.

A smart and beautiful girl part of a triplet. These are her 2 brothers.And this is the lovely party her parents prepared for her special day.

Although I've been to Arizona before this was my first time in Tucson which made this wonderful trip all the more memorable for me. First of all, two words: Awesome Party!!! Fresh Pizza straight from a PIZZA OVEN, cake bar, salad bar, pasta bar(!) unlimited soft drinks and just the sweetest Mom and daughter combo ever.
We really had a great time together, watching a slideshow of Yael's life (so far, poo, poo, poo), performing an original dance number to "The Crown of Creation" and dancing the night away until our shoes were worn thin. Yael, Mazal Tov and thank you for sharing you Simcha with me!

p.s. Thanks for the book, we are obsessed (hence the title of the post.); cayotes, cactus, chiles, who knew?