On Saturday, Ryan and I attended our very first Bat Mitsvah ceremony and celebration.
Here we are at the party.
And here is the party. I mean, THE party.
And here is the blurry guest of honor in her amazing gown, our lovely neighbor Shoshanna.
We had so much fun. We ate. We danced. Let me say that again, we DANCED. (The only time I ever dance is alone in my kitchen.) And we hung out with our wonderful neighbors. There were silly hats, silly socks, glow sticks, and sparkly rings and necklaces—all the ingredients of a truly fantastic party.
Here are three of my neighbor friends, Anne, Kim, and Nancy (the mother of Shoshanna). Those of you who know and love me should love them too, because their warmth and friendship made moving here a bujillion times easier than it could have been. Nearly instantaneously I had these women as my friends. And besides that, they’re so good looking!
We enjoyed ourselves so much that I’ve decided to start befriending all the young Jewish kids I can find in order to be invited to all of their subsequent Bar and Bat Mitsvahs. These people know how to throw a party!
Besides, Nancy tells me that although we’re not Jewish, we’re a little Jew-ish.