We had such a great weekend!
Hannah turned 13 on Saturday so..
instead of gifts and a party..she and I took the train into NYC for the night and saw Wicked.
It was awesome!! I don't think I'll ever watch the Wizard of Oz the same again.
And we both decided that this should be an annual event..this mother/daughter weekend!
We stayed here.
And can I just say....So Me.
The wallpaper (Old New Yorker cartoons)
The tile on the bathroom floor!
The hospitality (for 2 days Hannah was showered with gifts from the staff, a cake and singing and someone saying "Happy Birthday" every time we came and went....maybe I'll go for my birthday.)
The resident cat..Matilda. (if you know me..you know I am NOT a cat person. Probably due to the severe allergy I have towards them...and that they remind me of snobby girls sometimes. :)
Loved it here.
Here we are at the famous Blue Bar at the Algonquin.
Who can turn down complimentary drinks?
Not me apparently.
The first of THREE of these over 2 days.
Singing to Hannah :)
Off to shop in SoHo!
At the theatre
Wicked is sooo Good!
I want to see it again!
db Bistro for dinner...post theatre.
Which means 11:30
WAAAY past my bedtime.
But so fun. :)
Oh look another cake.
Steve called this one in.
After sleeping in and breakfast in bed on Sunday we started our trek here.
This was the only place Hannah wanted to go to.
After walking 47 blocks
in the rain
and a small argument
(because I wouldn't buy the sad puppy in the window)
we made it here.
Apparently we walked 13 blocks too far.
Dylan's portait in jelly beans.
(Dylan is Dylan Lauren...as in Ralph Lauren's daughter...a hipper, prettier Willy Wonka.)
And if you plan on visiting her candy bar...
start saving your pennies.
It ain't cheap.
Although, what is in New York?
Although for a dollar you can pick any of those sweets to dip in the chocolate fondue fountain.
Hannah chose the pretzel.
How much fun would that be at a party?
We didn't make it into the Met.
I was so bummed.
Because we walked FORTY SEVEN blocks to find the candy bar...
and the line was out the door at the Met..
we would have missed our train home.
Happy Birthday Hannah.
I know we'll always remember this trip!
I love being your mom.