Matilda and Art Green’s exciting New York Christmas adventure with baby Milo

Baby Milo got to meet his auntie for the first time, among other exciting firsts.

If you’re back at work today feeling like your holiday is already a distant memory, spare a thought for Art and Matilda Green.

They’re probably feeling like that too – and jetlagged on top of it.

The reality TV couple, who married in February 2019 and announced they were expecting at their wedding, have just returned from a 10-day holiday in New York with baby Milo.

The adorable trio traveled to the Big Apple to spend Christmas with Art’s older sister, Emily, who has lived in New York since 2015.

At four months old, it was baby Milo’s first time meeting his auntie. In a holiday of firsts, it was also his first Christmas and his first family holiday overseas.

His parents, who met and fell in love on New Zealand’s first series of The Bachelor in 2015, shared regular updates on their New York adventures throughout their trip, starting with an adorable image of baby Milo sleeping peacefully on his dad during their flight over.

The peace didn’t last though – here are the hilarious highlights from the family’s first Christmas:

“The kid loves Christmas,” Art proclaimed from the Rockerfeller Centre.

Clearly, Art and Matilda were enraptured by their fairytale-like surroundings… not so much, Milo.

And the crying didn’t stop there…

“And a very merry Christmas it was,” Art posted from Brooklyn later that day.

Looking about ready for bed in matching pyjamas, Matilda, Art, Milo and family and friends sobbed their way through the remainder of the day.

“You are a bunch of lovely nutters😘,” observed one Instagram follower.

The tears did eventually dry though… And Milo seemed a lot more into his first winter hike in Upstate New York. Kitted out in a full all-weather body suit and hat, he looked toasty, warm and curious.

In fact, the walks seemed to be a hit. Here he is again, on an early morning jaunt with his dad in Catskill.

“Early morning walk with a crunchy frost under foot and a kid in my jacket,” Art captioned this post.

One thing can be said, though. Milo looks to be a great traveler. In both his ‘traveling to’ and ‘traveling back’ images, above and below, he seems perfectly content: Happy to sleep on Dad’s chest on the way over and snug as a bug cuddled up with Mum on his way home.

Art has previously said he doesn’t get to see as much of his sister as he’d like because of the distance between them.

In November 2018 he and Emily traveled to Tijuana, Mexico, where the pair and a team of volunteers helped to build a home for an underprivileged family of 7.

“I’ve been wanting to do something like this for a while,” Art revealed to Now To Love at the time. “I have done some aid work in the past and have found it rewarding and life changing in a way that it really puts things in perspective.”

One of the best parts of the experience was getting to spend time with Emily, he said.

“My sister has been living in New York for the last three years so I don’t get to see her as frequently as I’d like. I think the trip brought us closer together.”

Before the family left for New York, Matilda shared an adorable image of a heart-shaped bald patch that had developed on the back of Milo’s head from back-sleeping.

“Just when I thought he couldn’t be any more perfect, he goes and gets a bald patch in the shape of a heart on the back of his head,” she wrote.

New Zealanders have enjoyed regular updates on family life from the couple since baby Milo was born in a home birth in early September, 2019.

Speaking to Woman’s Day eight weeks after Milo’s arrival the couple said they’ve finally found their parenting rhythm.

The first weeks of parenting were “pretty tough for Art and me, and I’d find myself quite teary in those early days,” Matilda shared.

However, the couple are loving being parents.

“Every day is different and just when you think you’ve got it nailed, we’ll have a day where he throws a bit of a curve ball and that day brings us back to earth with a bump,” Art shared.

“Yet we’re just so in awe of this guy that every tough day is totally worth it. Milo’s the biggest sweetheart and Matty and I feel so lucky he’s all ours.”

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