About a week ago my sister came out to see us. (we’ve had a lot of family visit in the past while and its been so awesome!) One of her goals is to visit 24 states before the age of 24, what a fun idea especially because she gets to travel a lot. So she came to see us and I promised to take her to Rhode Island.
In Rhode Island there are Mansion houses that were built in the 1800’s built specifically for New York millionaires to have a summer home. They are owned now by the preservation society and so we bought tickets to see inside the home.
I was pretty enthused and thought that if we brought the kids along they would do just fine. Because I have really high hopes for my children. I really don't know if that is good or bad thing...
Anyway, I though it would be fun to have my do the sharing of how the day went down.
“We walked up to that gorgeous, extravagant house with Daxton and Tayte in tow, thinking we were prepared because we had carrying packs for the both of them. As we entered the first room there were two older women there who had just started their tour as well. They looked us up and down, as if they couldn't believe that we'd have the audacity to bring two little kids to such a high end place. After the second room, Daxton had, had enough of that carrying pack and needed out. Our attempts to entertain him then commenced. We started to feed him crackers, but in our harmless feeding, a cracker fell to the ground and was stepped on. It was as I hurriedly attempted to pick up all the tiny pieces, that we both remembered the number one rule we'd been told when we first came in: No food or water while in the house. Strike one against us. Luckily we found a little sock puppet for Daxton to play with. That thing entertained him for a solid 30 minutes. Both Daxton and Tayte actually did really well, until we got near the end. Tayte was left out of his carrying pack and he made a beeline for the stairs. When we tried to pick him up he began to scream. After an hour of being quiet, he would not be silenced. As his screaming commenced, we found it prudent to forgo the rest of our tour and make our exit. Everyone stared at us as we walked out with Tayte screaming. ”
What she did seem to leave out was that once Daxton was out of his carriage we had to pick up the pace and probably got a lot of silly looks as we rushed about the home in the most calm manner we could. However, it really was a beautiful and interesting experience.
Note to self: The Newport Mansion tour is ppprooobbbaly not meant for babies. But the way I see it was that we were just starting appreciation for the arts at a young age.
^^Happy boys, now that they were able to roam about freely.^^
The entire tour just felt like we were walking through scenes in the movie, Pride and Prejudice.
One of my favorite movies.
When we weren't chasing babies and had time to really reflect, it made me giddy thinking about how much it reminded me of the movie.
^^My little monkey^^
Place: Rhode Island
Activities: Newport Mansions