As you may know from my Instagram, I’m back home in Rhode Island for the week. We actually dealt with a lot of frustration in getting here! Long story short, we were supposed to fly out last Monday night. The flight was delayed, then got cancelled, we got home at 1am, our bags never came back to charlotte with us and we ended up flying out Wednesday morning. It was a disaster. But, we made it!
And the morning flight was so much smoother with Cam and everything. I will always choose a morning flight over a night flight from now on. Ok, rant over.
Being home is just so so nice. It’s amazing to have extra help with Cam so I can sleep a little more. I love showing her where I’ve grown up. We’ve taken walks around the neighborhood, introduced her to Lucy (my parents dog), dipped her feet in and took her swimming in our pool, walked out to the dock and showed her the bay and introduced her to friends and family.
I just feel at peace when I come home.
We have eaten lots of Rhode Island-y food, like clam cakes, chowder, lobster rolls, fish and chips and dough boys (basically, fried dough + powdered sugar). We got all of this from Iggy’s, for the locals.
We’ve watched the sunset and had slow mornings on the porch looking at the water with lots of coffee.
We just relaxed the first few days here. It took us (and Cam) a few days to recover from our travel woes. On Friday, we drove to Boston in the afternoon to see some friends. One of Ed’s best friends is Cam’s godfather, and we wanted to introduce her to him finally! They live just outside the city so we didn’t have to worry about city parking or anything – that would have been stressful. Are any of you from Boston? If so, I’m jealous. We stopped at Tatte bakery and brought a bunch of desserts/pastries, including these chocolate peanut butter cookie things. SO GOOD.
On Saturday night, we went to a wedding in Newport for one of my good childhood friends. It was a beautiful ceremony and so nice to get out for the night while my parents babysat Cam. We did a dry run earlier in the week of them doing her bedtime routine, and I think that really helped put me at ease a little more.
And the wedding had an ice cream truck, so for dessert, we had wedding cake and ice cream bowls. Perfect if you ask me.
On Sunday, we had some good friends come over with their two year old. It was a good forecast into what’s to come as Camryn grows up. She was so well behaved. My dad made us pizza on the grill.
We also took Cam swimming for the first time and she enjoyed it. I can’t wait to start swim lessons with her at 6 months! I can’t find our exact color, but we have this brand for her float (affiliate link).
We’re here for a few more days so I’m hoping to just soak in more of this time and weather – it’s nice to be away from the Charlotte humidity.
What do you love about being home?
Did you take swim lessons as a kid?