Last week I got a pedicure and the name of my polish is “Where’s my chauffeur?” Well, I got my answer when a studly man picked me up right outside of my office building on Friday evening! My wonderful husband had picked up a car and whisked me off to Boston to meet our new nephew!
It was one of the first truly beautiful New York summer days, so we had the windows down, blaring country music. That is a rare treat, friends! I MISS singing in the car. You just can’t do that on the subway.
Four hours later, we were in Boston and we met the little guy!
It was such sweet time to spend with the new parents. Jess and Dan clearly love their new roles. Screaming child from 10 pm – 2 am? No big deal. Getting peed on multiple times by said child? Met with loving words (after some initial shock, to be fair).
Jess and Dan DID want to get out of the house, though. One week in and they had a bit of cabin fever. So off we went for lunch, where Jess and I had our traditional Bloody Mary’s. That is one happy momma to be out of the house!
And sorry for the bad iPhone pics. I brought a camera with NO MEMORY CARD. Bad blogger, bad Aunt, bad bad bad. I pouted for a second and then decided to move on. Better to have iPhone pics than none at all!
I remember looking at pictures of myself as a baby and remarking at how young my aunts, uncles and parents looked. Or laughing that so-and-so had a beard and it looked so funny! And everyone’s hair was so dark (read: no gray). It struck me that I am now the aunt in this scenario. Owen and his cousins will look back on the pictures from this time in their young lives and think we, the older generation, look so different from the aunts and uncles they will come to know as they grow up. Does that make any sense?
We went to our usual place, The Landing, because you get this view while you eat your stuffies.
On beautiful days like this, I want to throw everything to the wind and move to Newport. It’s so easy to forget the sub-zero winters while you are eating fresh clam chowda outside with the sun on your face.
After lunch we took a quick drive through town before getting back on the road. The beaches were packed and you could tell that summer was in full swing. Great weekend! Congratulations again to Jess and Dan! You guys are great and we can’t wait to watch you raise your little gift.