Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Happy Fat Tuesday!

We celebrated pre-Fat Tuesday Sunday night at our house with this gorgeous, glittery king cake from Sucre in New Orleans. Check out their website--the macaroons are de-vine!! And, they ship.

Then we continued our celebration tonight with our annual Mardi Gras Parade/ pancake supper which was followed by a variety show. Both of my daughters performed in the show. My middle daughter tapped her way through a selection from Hairspray with a friend, and my oldest (gulp) performed a guitar SOLO--her first public performance. And, oh my, there were over 200 people there!!

I know that you are dying to see Sallie tap dance, but I am sad to report that the video will not export from my phone to my computer. Yes, you read that correctly. I am a parent who does not own a proper video camera. Please don't report me to DHS.

What I can show you is a rather crappy, sideways video of a stunning debut performance by my daughter Anne who is singing Ingrid Michelson's Take Me the Way I Am (this video totally doesn't do her justice--she sounded great!).

Happy Fat Tuesday everyone! Laissez les bon temps roulez!!

AND . . . Happy Chinese New Year! I've got dragons on my brain today . . . sketching dragons.



storyqueen said...

OMG Anne was soooo good!

I have performing daughters as well....but do I have any good videos of their performances....nope.

Drooling over the cake. We are finishing up a week of cajun cooking out here in honor of Fat Tuesday.

Yep. Definitely in need of lent.


Lisa and Laura said...

Wow! What a celebration. I didn't even know it was Fat Tuesday. I need to get out more.

Shannon O'Donnell said...

I really want some of that cake - it looks too yummy! Absolutely darling video. :-)

Irene Latham said...

Beautiful job, Anne! What a brave, talented girl. And she and my drummer boy need to meet... he LIVES for opportunities to get on a stage. Not sure where he comes from...

Jen said...

Wow what a fun day!!! We had king cake at work yesterday!!! It was so yummy!!

Christina Lee said...

OOh you guys are too much fun!!

Elana Johnson said...

How fun! I so want one of those king cakes. :)

Katie said...

YAY Anne!!!!!!! And you can't really see how gorgeous that King Cake is! It's purple and green and sparkly :)

Anne Spollen said...

King Cake -- wow, I never even heard of that.

And your daughter was great - you guys must be really proud.

Lisa and Laura said...

P.S. Have you guys considered filling in for Oprah after she's gone? I know that I totally take your endorsement as gospel. Just think you guys could do a Plot This Favorite Things.

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