^^ Oh NYC, how I’ve missed you.
Well friends, two amazing things happened on the very first day of our trip out east — Lotte met my grandmother and she visited NYC.
Lots of love for those two things right there.
For starters, I have to give props to our little four-month old for being quite the flying champ. Sure she had her moments, but for the most part she was pretty great. She was totally fascinated in the airport and held her own all the way until the very end when she got a little sleepy, but once we boarded (a half hour late, mind you) and I could breastfeed her, she settled right down.
^^ Look at that face! Like, ” what in the heck is going on around me?!”
^^ Since we had a small delay we stopped at Root Down to grab some food. Lotte was just a little bit popular there, as you might have guessed 😉
^^ Lest you think my child is always happy, here’s a bit of a meltdown pic for ya, as well.
After landing around 11 p.m. and getting back to Newburgh around 1 a.m., we had a super early wake-up call to try to leave the house by 8 a.m. the next day to head into the city.
Our departure time ended up being closer to 8:30, which I still say is pretty awesome, all things considered.
We were only in the city for a couple of hours total, but we sure did make the most of it. Chris renewed his passport. Steph and Lotte and I met up with my friend Carla and her 9-month-old Fiona for brunch at The Wheeltapper Pub inside the Fitzpatrick Grand Central Hotel. We even took the babes through a bit of a Grand Central tour and on to Bryant Park so that Steph could take some potential Christmas card photos for us.
Here’s our time in the city in photos.
^^ Fiona was fascinated with Lotte’s hair for some reason, which made for some pretty funny photos. Love these two ladies, and I’m so thrilled Carla and I get to raise our babies together, even if we do live half-way across the country from each other.
^^ Some Aunt Stephie cuddles. (Aunt Stephie also dresses Lotte every single time she’s with her, in case you were wondering … )
^^ The Grand Central detour.
^^ Hubbub all around them, and yet these two babes remained as calm as ever. True city babies, if you ask me 😉
^^ Bryant Park at the holidays — my absolute favorite place on earth. I cannot believe I got to actually share it with my own daughter this year.
^^ Behind the scenes of our baby photo shoot 😉 Don’t worry – Chris was holding on very tight!
^^ My child has perfected her side eye.
^^ Ah the stroller and steps — thanks hubs, for always taking care of the transport!
^^ Back to the car, completely unfazed. Like I said – a little city lady.
And that, my dear friends, was our fast and furious introduction of Lotte to the city we love so dearly. Of course there are 10,001 other things I want to do in the city with her, but I have no doubt we’ll be back plenty. In fact, we’re planning another potential trip in January with Chris’s parents while they’re in the states for Christmas, so I’ll start dreaming of that for now.
I’ll be back tomorrow with more of the rest of our trip. For now … bis bald, friends.