Today I had a bit of a breather at home when Owen went to nursery, though baby Harriet was being fussy and would only nap in my arms.
Today it felt like we've had the longest weekend ever (what with the summer holidays) and I could not wait for Owen to go back to nursery so we could have a break. Again I wondered how other parents do it. But probably their 5 months old baby doesn't wake up every 2 hourly in the night and their preschooler doesn't need constant attention.
Today we took the children to the playground and visited the newly opened village cafe for lunch.
Today I was impressed by the quality of David Mitchell's writing in The Bone Clocks, and felt a stir to write myself. We stayed home all day as it was rainy and cold and we were exhausted from childcare.
Today the night wakings and children tantrums were so bad, I lost my will to live for the day. We decided not to go to Charlbury's Riverside Festival (also it was rainy) and went to Witney to get grocery instead.
Today we were exhausted again as both children had been waking us (and each other) up multiple times in the night and I only got out of bed after midday.
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.
Today Owen was ill and feverish, and spent most of the day napping on the sofa.
Today grandparents took Owen to Godstone Farm and even let him ride in the convertible with the top off.
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.
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').
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.