Today

Monday, 16th Apr 2018

Today we stayed home all day for Owen to play with his toys. He got increasingly annoying (melt down from over excitement and being spoilt with too much happiness) that in the evening we ended up shouting at him though we tried to avoid doing that on his birthday.

Sunday, 15th Apr 2018

Today we went to Roves Farm to celebrate Owen's birthday. It was a surprise, and he loved it, particularly the massive slides. Peter's parents and his sister & children also came, and Owen had probably his best birthday ever (he's only had 4).

Saturday, 14th Apr 2018

Today we went to Witney to do some last minute presents shopping for Owen's birthday. We came home and played in the garden afterwards as it was warm and wonderful.

Friday, 13th Apr 2018

Today Harriet slept through the night but Owen woke twice. In the evening, Harriet had a massive poop in the bath and we were both traumatised by it.

Thursday, 12th Apr 2018

Today I spent the evening doing my first homework for an online sketching course I’ve just joined, and ended up sleeping very late.

Wednesday, 11th Apr 2018

Today Harriet had been crying for ages in the night again! Don't know what's with her. Owen on the other hand had been very happy and trying extra hard to be good. In the evening, Harriet and Owen played together, it's nice to see them get along so well.

Tuesday, 10th Apr 2018

Today I took Owen on a bus trip to Oxford while Peter stayed home with Harriet. Owen was super excited (mostly about being on a bus) and was very good all day though we only went to a bookshop. I didn’t sketch this evening as I was busy panic shopping when I realised it was Owen’s birthday this weekend.

Monday, 9th Apr 2018

Today I drove and took Owen out to soft play by myself while Harriet napped at home with Peter looking after her. Owen was very good playing by himself and I even got to do some people sketching.

Sunday, 8th Apr 2018

Today Harriet woke up in the night with a big poop, so again, I didn't get to sleep well. Peter took the children to kids runaround, and I stayed home to bake a pandan chiffon cake. Successful this time!

Saturday, 7th Apr 2018

Today Harriet kept crying in the night and so I didn't get to go to bed until 4:30am! Was exhausted the next day.

Friday, 6th Apr 2018

Today Harriet slept through the night, and we all woke early. I was actually not late for work, and the children at nursery by 9:15am. What a perfect day!

Thursday, 5th Apr 2018

Today I did a sketch of our office at lunch time and then spent the entire evening working on it with pen and watercolour. I need to work faster.

Wednesday, 4th Apr 2018

Today I spent the evening looking at other people's drawings in instagram etc, and found yet another new love, Tom Haugomat. Just so inspiring to see so many different and beautiful art around.

Tuesday, 3rd Apr 2018

Today I drove the kids to Hilltop soft play to meet up with friends. During dinner time Harriet had a melt down, so the terrible twos has begun and she's only just turned one.

Monday, 2nd Apr 2018

Today Harriet (and I) woke up at 11am! (Though we did wake up several times in the night.) In the afternoon we went to Banbury Hill Farm where I got to do some 'urban sketching' while Peter took the children to see the farm animals. Apparently Harriet loved the chickens.

Sunday, 1st Apr 2018

Today we had a lovely Easter with Daisy, and even cooked a lamb leg for our Easter lunch. We had a mini egg hunt for Owen and then we all ate a lot of chocolate and sweets (my egg was a nougat egg). In the evening, we watched Guardians of the Galaxy on the projector.

Saturday, 31st Mar 2018

Today we went to Witney to do some shopping. Harriet was poorly and very grumpy. Later, Daisy came to stay with us for the weekend and we had a satisfying grownup chat about art materials in the evening when the children had gone to bed.

Friday, 30th Mar 2018

Today Harriet woke up in the night and then slept until 10:30am. I did some cryptic crossword before sleep again, and must have improved because it no longer made me angry.

Thursday, 29th Mar 2018

Today the children all woke up super late, at nearly 10am! I woke up much earlier as I had to work. Last night, Peter and I went through some cryptic crossword before sleep in order to 'train' me, and it gave me a bit of insomnia.

Wednesday, 28th Mar 2018

Today I had fun sketching my colleagues during lunch break. I also made a new challenge for myself to learn to do cryptic crossword so I can gain their respect and show off to others.