Surreal. Moving. Hilarious. Joyful. Delicious. These are some of the words I would use to describe yesterday’s Kids’ “State Dinner.” From seeing the nervous and excited kids and parents being announced like heads of state, to the glee they experienced with the master balloonist, to the overwhelming and often tearful experience of meeting the First Lady, our 54 winners of the 2013 Kids’ “State Dinner” experienced every emotion during this life-changing day. Thank god I wore waterproof mascara as I shed quite a few tears of joy. I will write an article in the next few days, with some amazing shots and videos providing a behind-the-scenes glimpse, but meantime, here is a video the White House shot of our speeches. Meantime, an enormous thank you to Delta for flying in all the winners, Westin Alexandria for housing us, to Miracle-Gro for teaching us how to create Imagination Gardens that Project Sunshine then sent off to a local children’s charity, and to McCormick, who shot their own cooking videos with a few of the contest winners.