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Celebrating Gianna's Birthday at Wicked
Well, good day to you and Happy Monday!
Today is such a special day for us in my family -- we celebrate TWO Birthdays on this day...
Gianna turns 12 AND my Dad turns 81!
H A P P Y B I R T H D A Y
G I A N N A
H A P P Y B I R T H D A Y
D A D
As a mom, it always feels like your children grow up so fast! Each birthday, I say to myself, "where did the time go?"
My little girl is getting so grown up! She's almost as tall as me and she fits into my clothes and shoes! How crazy is that!
Yesterday was super fun! Me and my girls just love seeing Broadway shows and yesterday was another one for the book of memories!
WICKED IS AMAZING!
How I managed to NOT see it all these years, since it hit Broadway in 2003, is a mystery. But, we finally got there and what a day it was!
Our afternoon started off at what has come to be mine and the girls' favorite restaurant in the theatre district in NYC - Azalea Ristorante.
We went for the first time last May when we went to see Gigi on Broadway.
Our dining experience, for food, atmosphere and service, was so enjoyable and memorable, that this is our go-to place when in the area!
I must tell you, I have recommended this restaurant to many people throughout the year, both through my blog review and personally. The consensus is always the same - Wonderful!
And a year later, I'm happy to report, we were just as satiated with our meal as before. With a few decor changes to the wall art, everything was still the same way we remembered it.
After munching on much bread (peasant bread and Olive bread - my fave!) with their delicious sundries tomato dipping sauce, the three of us shared an appetizer of Eggplant Parmigiana. The sauce was light and cheesy and the eggplant was tender and mouth-watering!
We followed up our starter with two delicious entrees - Gnocchi with mozzarella for me and Gianna and Spinach Ravioli for Kelsey.
Last year, Kelsey, who never eats anything green, actually asked me to try the spinach ravioli that I had ordered and LOVED it so much, I had to trade my dish for her linguine!
This time she ordered her own and finished every last bite!
Dessert was fabulous! A sweet, delectable apple & caramel tart for Gianna, Tiramisu for me and a trio of gelati for Kelsey. Vanilla, Chocolate and Hazelnut to die for!!
Conveniently located right next door to the Gershwin Theatre, there was no need for rushing. Although it was unseasonably chilly yesterday, we made it there with plenty of time to spare.
And may I say, the seats were amazing!!! Center Orchestra, Row L!!! Who's better than us for my little girl's birthday!
Prior to lunch (and the show), we snuck into the theatre and snagged a few t-shirts. Kelsey decided to wear her's immediately!
Tonight, the celebration continues at my parents' house for dinner and cake to commemorate both my Dad and Gianna.
I still can't believe it was a year ago that we celebrated my Dad's 80th! Wow, how time flies!!
It was a super day!
Did I mention that we had a small celebration at the barn on Saturday? Yes - cupcakes and cookies for everyone and a special Happy Birthday wish from all the folks at Dream Come True Farm!
Time to fill out some birthday cards!!!
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