Thursday, 27th Jul 2017

Today we left grandparents' house for our own. Travel was hell as baby Harriet cried and Owen shouted at her to stop, and me shouting at him to stop shouting. Poor Peter. In the evening, we comforted ourselves by watching the new season of Game of Thrones.

Tuesday, 25th Jul 2017

Today grandparents took Owen to Godstone Farm and even let him ride in the convertible with the top off.

Monday, 24th Jul 2017

Today it was rainy so we stayed home at grandparents' all day and Owen had loads of grandparents attention all day and was very happy.

Sunday, 23rd Jul 2017

Today we packed and left quite late for grandparents' and arrived in time for dinner. Owen was very happy with the surprise (we didn't tell him beforehand so to avoid him bugging us with 'are we there yet').

Friday, 21st Jul 2017

Today we put the children to sleep early and watched 4 episodes of Veronica Mars while eating cherries, grapes and chocolate.

Thursday, 20th Jul 2017

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.

Wednesday, 19th Jul 2017

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.

Tuesday, 18th Jul 2017

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!

Monday, 17th Jul 2017

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.

Sunday, 16th Jul 2017

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! 

Saturday, 15th Jul 2017

Today we went to Owen's preschool birthday bash. He played with water pistols for the first time and got his face painted.

Friday, 14th Jul 2017

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.

Wednesday, 12th Jul 2017

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.

Tuesday, 11th Jul 2017

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.

Monday, 10th Jul 2017

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.

Saturday, 8th Jul 2017

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.