Today Harriet woke up in the night and cried from 3:30am to 7:30am. None of us got much sleep. In the day I took Owen on the train to Oxford. We had a lovely picnic lunch at Christ Church meadow and had a lovely walk by the river (me pushing him on a pushchair as it was too much for him to walk). But by the time we got home I was tired and aching from all that pushing, and annoyed with him for refusing to walk, that we both got grumpy.
Today we went to Witney to buy grocery as I was really too bored to stay at home. Owen was throwing tantrums about going out, but in the end they all had fun outside. In the evening, we watched telly.
Today Harriet was thankfully better, though I was still out of action most of the day with migraine.
Today Harriet was sent home for the vomiting bug and threw up all over Peter 3 times. I came home early too due to migraine, so couldn't help much.
Today I was exhausted again and we went to the children's nursery's birthday party after work and ended up having dinner at 8:30pm and putting the children to bed at 9:30pm! There was quite a bit of shouting and tears involved. In the middle of the night Harriet woke again, but I decided to stop night feeding. So she cried for a long time and Peter had to attend to her for a long time. Someday I'll look back and find the humour in this.
Today Harriet woke at 4am for a feed and then threw up all over me, the sofa and herself, and then she was fully awake. Took me ages to put her back to sleep, and then get back to sleep myself and then it was time for work! Not fair!
Today Harriet had a long afternoon nap so it was nearly 5pm when we went to the park to play.
Today we went to Chipping Norton and took Harriet to a taster session of Sing & Sign, her very first 'baby' group! She didn't seem impressed. We then went to the bookshop to get the book Owen wanted to get for Peter's birthday: The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: The Untold Story of a Lost World, by Steve Brusatte. We decided to start a 'tradition' of having Owen pick a book for Peter's birthday every year, and he will have to read it regardless.
Today was Peter's birthday. We went to Banbury Hill Farm for lunch, and Owen was being uncooperative again. So I was a bit mean to him, which I later felt sorry about.
Today I lost my temper and shouted at Owen for being mean to Harriet. Shouting is probably not the best way to teach a child to be nice. Then we went to the country fair at Hailey. The children loved it but Harriet got bitten by a goat! I loved petting the snake best. Owen loved the bouncy slide best. Harriet loved the visitors' dogs best. Peter also loved the snake best.
Today I did some last minute shopping for Peter's birthday present. In the evening, I did some sketching till late.
Today I made a quickie sketch so we could have time to watch telly. Harriet was very cheeky and very cute, and Owen too. I'm so lucky to have these cute children (though they can be annoying)! It's Peter's mum's 60th birthday today!
Today Harriet woke super early again, so I was tired going to work. We had BBQ at work. Harriet was obsessed with shoes.
Today I took Harriet to the soft play while Owen was in preschool. It was so dreary, don't think I shall go there again.
Today I went to Witney for an eye test and took Owen with me. I didn't get to go to Life Drawing class, but instead drew from CroquisCafe Youtube video at home. Since it was all speed drawing, I finished early and got to watch 2 episodes of The Bridge.
Today I took Owen to Witney to the cinema to watch Ferdinand while Peter stayed home with Harriet. Harriet started saying 'shoes' and 狮子 (lion in Mandarin). It was also the end of the Sktchy Rise and Draw challenge!
Today we went to Witney and bought Harriet her first shoes.
Today I woke up late as Harriet kept me up in the night. And there was no internet connection at home due to thunderstorms in the night. Also our roof was leaking at places, and even the fireplace was damp. Oh dear.
Today Harriet was terrible in the night again though she slept through the night the last 4 nights at grandparents' house. So I went to work very tired and got honked at for my dangerous driving. Thunderstorms in the evening.
Today we drove back home from our lovely holiday at grandparent's house. Owen didn't sleep until past ten!