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January 25, 2012 by gwendolyn | 0 comments

This past weekend I celebrated my 36th birthday and it was a jam packed weekend of super fun! I needed a day of rest to start to feel like I was back to normal, nothing like a baby to zap the energy out of you.

If you weren’t aware, I LOVE birthdays! It’s the one time you get to do what you want to do and I believe everyone should feel special for it. Normally, I plan a snowboarding trip for an extended weekend and have a wonderfully white birthday weekend of fun in the snow. Being pregnant that wasn’t the smartest idea, since I was at 29 weeks, so I stayed home and still make a weekend of it. (of course!)

We started off the weekend with a group of about 17 doin’ it up at The Melting Pot. If you’ve never experienced the chocolate fondue there, you have to try it out. It’s divine! I had a wonderful time drinking my sage tea and overdoing it on melted chocolate glory! Not to mention all the wonderful friends that helped me celebrate. I adore them all and loved that they made time in their busy schedules to trudge all the way downtown for some sugary dunking fun.

Birthday Girl & Her Hubby!

*Almost* the Whole Group

Cookies n' Cream

Yin & Yang

Bananas Foster

On Saturday, I had lunch with my neighbor at Tiger! Tiger! – it was also a great treat! No cooking for me this weekend.

Veggie Sliders

Next, I went to see Michael Jackson’s Immortal by Cirque du Soliel. It was SO much fun to enjoy a girls night. Normally, I would never fork over that much money, but since it was a special weekend I went for it and was so glad that I did. The show was incredibly fun and it made me realize how much of MJ’s music I forgot about. I was dancing in my seat the whole time!

Post Show Image

Sunday, was my actual birthday and I had a full day ahead of me. To start off, I attended a baby shower, for a friend, who is due two weeks before me. It was lovely and she had a great time. It was so nice to see her enjoy herself and have a successful baby shower. Not to mention I am in the middle of working out our registry, which I find to be very frustrating. (and will probably write a blog post about, very soon)

Next, was my extra special activity to see a band I have always wanted to see — Wilco! It was the icing on a very yummy cake. We started off by having some dinner at home with a friend, who brought the most beautiful flowers and a onesie of perfection (Ray LaMontagne) as a surprise gift.

Flowers for My Birthday!

Onesie of Perfection

Then we headed downtown to Copley Symphony Hall to witness over two hours of the most amazing music I could have imagined. I knew that Wilco was a good live band, but had no idea just how good they were until then. Even being 29 weeks pregnant and incredibly tired I didn’t notice that two hours had gone by. We were all shocked when we looked at the time, as we were walking out. Of course, I should have probably known the second I realized I needed to hit the ladies room on the way out.

All of us at the show!

Copley Symphony Hall

Greatest Show Poster EVER!

WILCO!

WILCO!

WILCO!

WILCO!

WILCO!

As you can see, it was an amazing weekend! I still LOVE birthdays, even at 36. Which goes to show you that this is the way I think everyone should do it for their birthday. Do whatever it is that you love with those that you love. Happy Birthday to me!