Painting the Town Pink (Baby in Tow)

Lisa Robinson, a college friend of ours, is visiting us this weekend. Yesterday we took her, my mom, and Katherine on a big tour. (Not that Katherine really saw much of anything…she slept most of the day!) At lunchtime, we girls drove down to North Kingstown and had lunch with Matthew at Seven Moons, an Asian restaurant near his work. Then we drove back to Providence, and I took them on a driving tour of Providence – we saw all the cool artsy/beautiful/historical parts of the city. We went to Roger Williams Park right about sunset. Here’s Katherine admiring the view from the Temple to Music.

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When Matthew got off work, we started our little “Providence Progressive Dinner” with roasted vegetables and salad at the house, then we went to Spike’s Junkyard Dogs. All beef hot dogs on freshly baked rolls, with all kinds of tasty toppings…our favorites are the Reuben dog and the buffalo dog.

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For dessert, we went to Pastiche, a classy little place on Federal Hill, which area was formerly the main stomping grounds for the RI mafia. At Pastiche, the tables are so tiny and there are so many of them jammed closely together that there was nowhere to put the carseat. So…

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All the old Italian ladies eating dessert with their goombahs oohed and ahhed over the cute baby. Our table was the talk of the restaurant!

Then we stopped by The Coffee Exchange on Wickenden Street, arguably the best coffee shop in town, thence home for the Dice Game, and Katherine finally got HER dinner.

The ADORABLE hat is from Erynne.

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  • CrystalPaine

    I know you already know this, but I just had to say it again – Katherine is so precious. That last picture of her is just priceless. I miss the “newbornese” so much!

  • jennipenar

    I giggled all the way through this entry. And that hat IS adorable! (Though not as lovely as the head it adorns *wink*) On the last picture, my husband Brian said the caption ought to be “She looks good enough to eat!” I’m so glad to read that you two are getting out with her. So long as you can find a place to put the carseat, they are super-easy to bring along… and even when you didn’t have room, you found a way! I’m delighted for your little family!

  • daniellehanley

    What great pictures. I love the first one, and that last picture is too funny! Babies really can sleep anywhere.

    Those desserts look scrumptious!

  • Atira

    oh yeah- adorable hat! her little face is so sweet.

  • semajski

    Yea! Y’all brought her to Spikes! She is fortunate to have such great parents!

  • Zuzu822

    What a cutie!  You should consider “wearing” your baby in a sling, wrap, or mei tai.  So comfy for her, great for bonding, and no dragging a “baby bucket” around.

  • gwyneth

    ha…i WIN! i saw that photo yesterday on lisa’s camera. :-D

    i love that you put her on the table…that’s fabulous. i can’t wait to come meet her.

  • islandlife

    Can’t decide which looks better- the dessert or the baby. Just kidding:-) She is perfect.
    Yes we do know Sheldon, or we have met him once. He is Matt’s second cousin and when Shelia and Sheldon biked across the US they ended up here on our little island. Pretty cool. I actually found your blog through his.

  • karlitacat

    Aw, how sweet!  I laughed when I saw Katherine on the table.  Then I gushed over the delicious-looking desserts!  I’ve never been to Seven Moons, but have been curious about it.  Did you enjoy it?  Technically, it’s in my neck of the woods, and it’s right down the street from where I work.  You know, there’s a nice park just around the corner if you’re interested – sometimes I walk around the perimeter, and I’ve even enjoyed the swings. :)   The library is right nearby as well, and I go there all the time.

    BTW – Nikki was asking me about… this week, I think.  But I don’t know the details.  Let me know what’s going on!  :)

  • rachelboo

    That’s hysterical!  The best looking centerpiece I’ve ever seen!  =)

  • twentysixcats

    Katherine is so precious. :-) I love that you took her around. What a great idea! She’ll love those pictures when she’s older. :-)

  • Monyikka

    adorable adorable adorable!

    i really can’t WAIT ’til our little dear one is out and about and able to “see” the sights of phoenix.  :-)

    she’s beautiful.

  • stforever

    That has got to be one of the most precious things I have seen in a long time. Those desserts look divine, as does Katherine! I love her all dolled up in pink! :)

  • Jenark

    The pregnant halloween shirt is cute.  Neal joked with the guys at work about painting my belly and taking the baby out to trick or treat (not something we would really ever do).

    I think it is funny that you threw in where the hat came from because near the end of your post it was the hat I kept looking at.  Man the deserts look great… and Katherine only makes them look tastier. =)

  • hannahbarton

    I like the Temple to Music picture best. Very cute.

  • Liosliath

    That last picture is great!

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