Today Daisy came to visit us with Lou and we had a lovely time.
Today we put the children to sleep early and watched 4 episodes of Veronica Mars while eating cherries, grapes and chocolate.
Today we went to Witney so Peter could see an optician and order new glasses. We went to the library to borrow many books for Owen, and he hopped around with happiness when he found them upon returning home from nursery. I washed Harriet's hair today, and sadly it's no longer stand-uppy when dry! They grow up so quickly.
Today I had little sleep in the night due to baby's night waking and Peter's snoring. Fortunately I managed to snooze in the morning when Peter took care of the children.
Today Harriet has been waking up every 2 hours in the night again. But she is so very cute in the day! We also finally received the children's passports. Yay!
Today I had such an efficient hospital checkup appointment in Oxford (minimal waiting!) that we had plenty of time for a picnic at Blenheim Palace afterwards. Owen was extremely happy all day, saying he liked hospitals. Baby Harriet was very cute and we received a few compliments from old ladies.
Today I had migraine probably from being dehydrated yesterday at the Preschool's party. So I mostly slept or lay on the floor while children trample over me. We won lunch for two at The Bull in the Preschool raffle! I've never won anything at a raffle before!
Today we went to Owen's preschool birthday bash. He played with water pistols for the first time and got his face painted.
Today Harriet woke up very early again. We tried her on the door bouncer for the first time. She was desperate to try my blueberries smoothie, so I let her have a lick and she went mad with excitement afterwards.
Today baby Harriet woke up very early (6am). Nap schedules all went a bit mad afterwards.
Today I took Harriet out to meet Owen after preschool to play in the park. In the evening, we finished the Veronica Mars season 2 DVDs.
Today I was still tired (I'll never recover!) and didn't do much. I may have put Owen off potty training by being annoyed with him for not trying harder.
Today I was poorly with a cold and napped a lot. In the evening we put the children to bed before our own dinner. Quite nice to have dinner without the kids! Good conversation and romantic. No kiddy music or shouting or wailing.
Today grandparents came to visit. We stayed home and had a BBQ.
Today we went to Bill's at Witney for lunch to celebrate my birthday, but the children were a handful, and eating lunch out seemed to be the hardest thing to do.
Today I woke up after noon as the night was still rough despite Harriet's sleep training. Can't imagine it ever working. My memories of Owen's sleep training experience is hazy, probably due to the high stress then.
Today we attempted to submit the children's passport applications yet again, and got turned away twice! (The dates on the counter signature did not match those on the photos, and then later because the postoffice had network issues). But after some dogged persistence we finally got it sent off! Fingers crossed! Harriet has also gone to sleep after 45mins of crying. Fingers crossed it gets better!
Today I slept till noon as Harriet's night wakings were just terrible (she's abusing us!). In the evening she yet again refused to sleep despite nearly 2hrs of feeding / soothing etc, and so I had to just put her down and let her cry it out for another hour before she fell asleep finally. It's either that or I murder the entire family.
Today Owen came back from preschool in pants instead of nappies. They said he did 3 wee, but when he was home he had an accident and so was back to nappies (also we didn't have any pants to replace the one he borrowed). It's a start.
Today we botched a cry-it-out sleep training with Harriet, giving up after 1hr of crying (perhaps she really wasn't sleepy at all). In the end the children went to bed very late, and Peter and I were both stressed and upset.