Of course, nothing ever goes as planned. Q did his job, but there was a musical glitch. Dr. Cousins was a bit confused, but very gracefully went on with his remarks and smoothed it over with, "I think I have a fan!" The next speaker was introduced and she began speaking when finally the music started - the kids all jumped up and did their thing and there were applause all around. It was so much fun - and I was just watching from the wings holding back Zoey, who desperately wanted to run out and dance too. The video is not the best - I was juggling Zoey on my lap and making sure Violet kept her seat at the same time - but you get the gist.
There were lots of HoCo celebs there - including Ken Ulman, Calvin Ball and Courtney Watson. The Ulman girls made an unexpected appearance to hug their dad (and was so cute that I couldn't help wondering if it was maybe scripted, but that's the cynic in me). We didn't stay for the remainder of the evening - but it was a fun experience that I think my daughter will remember for a while.