Everyone has been asking me how the party was: It was SO FUN! Jessica Gottlieb was the model hostess, fielding interviews from the likes of CBS News and making sure all (adult) guests had mimosas. The Daily News photographer, John McCoy stopped by (I'm in the first photo, holding Lulu on the couch in the back). Who was there? The Republican Moms Playgroup, Katee, who I met, but put in her post that she did not meet me...Hmmm...My buddy Kim Tracy Prince did a fabulous post about the party, so go read hers. She got me off the hook. The Slackmistress was NOT wearing slacks. Fellow Los Angeles Moms Blog blogger, Nouvelle Blogger, joined in. Then over in the corner was Fightin' Mad Mary. Cary Bickley wrote her story as well. Ciaran Blumenfeld gave us a long distance shout out from Orange County. The WiFi was overloaded and the oatmeal flowed freely.
Chasing after Chip and Lulu and speaking with everyone did not make it really easy to watch the telecast. However, I did see Aretha's hat, and frankly, what more did I need?
I don't even really like oatmeal much, but I really LOVED the oatmeal at our party! I'm not just saying that, because, heck, I can say whatever I want and it doesn't matter. But it was creamy and yummy and comforting. Chef Vanessa Bathfield of Mother's Helping Hand catered a delicious breakfast spread. Fresh fruits, coffee and juices. Everyone left with samples of Quaker products courtesy of one of the moms whose husband works for Quaker! So, please, go buy some Quaker Oatmeal and then go to www.startwithsubstance.com and enter your bar code. Let's feed it forward and put bowls of oatmeal in front of those who really need it.
A hearty thank you to Quaker for throwing this party for us. Who knew oatmeal could be so much fun? (Click through to all the links in the first paragraph for photos from the event!)