Mom’s birthday weekend is over and I gotta say…it was a good one!
The weekend began Friday night. Mom, Dad, Marcus’ bro, nieces and nephews all came out to watch our softball games. Tyler ended up playing with our team that night, so it really was a family affair.
On Saturday, mom and I headed to Georgetown for our day/night in the city.
After checking into our hotel we went exploring. Right down the street from our hotel was the famous Baked and Wired cupcake shop. Of course we had to stop and see if the cupcakes lived up to the hype.
The inside of Baked and Wired was relaxed and funky. They had Kanye West blaring, original art work, and space to sit down and relax with your cupcakes and coffee. I loved the vibe right away. Mom and I were amused with the names of the cupcakes and loved the ones we picked out.
I would totally recommend Baked and Wired and would love to go back and try out more flavors.
After Baked and Wired, we did some more walking and a little shopping.
After a while we got hungry for supper and decided to stop at a Spanish tapas restaurant called Bodega.
At Bodega, we had warm bread and olive oil, a piece of potato, egg, onion pie, spinach and chicken skewers (for mom). We totally loved the relaxed Spanish vibe and awesome food.
After Bodega, we wondered down to the water and decided to take a monument river cruise from Georgetown to Alexandria, VA .
We never get tired of DC, so this was super fun activity.
After our two hour cruise, we made it back to the hotel and decided to call it a night.
On Sunday, we woke up early with excitement for Wicked. Since we had time to kill, we watched chick flicks and enjoyed our hotel beds for a few more hours.
Finally, it was time to go to the Kennedy Center for the show!
Before the show, we decided to stop for brunch on the Kennedy Center rooftop terrace. With amazing views of DC, we dined on eggs benedict, pancakes, veggies and champagne of course! It truly felt like a birthday celebration. I know mom was really happy! 🙂
After brunch, it was time to head to our seats. I had butterflies as we sat down and saw the set.
After a few minutes of waiting, the lights dimmed and Wicked began! From the very first note to the last, I sat on the edge of my seat, grinning like a fool. I sang along with the songs. I laughed at Glinda’s blonde moments. I fell in love with Elphaba and Fiyero.
Mom and I loved the show. It was beautiful, funny, and amazing. The dancing, singing, costumes, makeup…everything was perfect. We both agreed that we would see the show again. I was sad to see it end.
Even though the show ended, mom’s birthday celebration didn’t. At home, Marcus and his family were gathered for Sunday dinner. Mom got lots of well wishes and even tried Ethiopian food for the first time.
When she finally made it back to her house, dad and Tyler were waiting with cake, candles and balloons.
I think it’s safe to say that mom had a great birthday. And we had a great time spending it with her.
I love birthdays…and weekends…and family! 🙂