it doesn't get any more rockin' than this!!!!!
Granny, of course, was game. We had singers and dancers..... see some of our acts below....Hallie and Ellie did a cool Miley Cyrus inspired number.I was so impressed with Ana's confidence and choreograpy!Luke the breakdancer. (Ok, we stretched the rules a little bit - should have been a So You Think You Can Dance party!)Shae rocked the electric guitar!Wo... no kidding, we even had a hula hoop duo... too funnny!For the grand finale, Granny, who does have problems with her ears, sang "How Great Thou Art."
Kim and I stood up there with her and mouthed the words, but by the end all I could do was grab her hand and let my tears fall.
Then everyone in the room sang it again and we would have all been crying if not for the humor of granny's loud and off-key voice singing "Then sings my Soooooooooooooulllll, my savior God to theeeeeeeeeeeeeeee." It was such a moment.
To top it off, when our emceee Uncle Lewis (not pictured) interviewed her afterwards, like he did all the other contestants, she popped off to our judges (pictured below), "do I get to go to Hollywood?"
It brought the house down. Our judges, from left, Jim (Randy), Jami (Paula) and Melissa (Simon). The audience was all smiles.
There were a few non-performers too. But aren't they cute?Granny blowing out the candles on her American Idol cake. Granny and her greats.Granny and her great great.Proud daughter and granddaughter of the birthday girl.Ida Pondarae is a shining star.
What a celebration of the birthdate of our true idol.
Cause it is NO LIE:
We all want to be like Granny.
**credit goes to Ronda, Kim R. and Judy for putting this party together! Girls, it was a ton of fun!