Today Peter took the kids to the toddler group while I cleaned the house. Owen started to be naughty again, which is only to be expected. Would have been creepy if he were perfect. I spent the evening looking at holiday cottages for summer.
Today we FaceTimed with my family in Singapore. Harriet cried for more than an hour during her first nap and ended up skipping it probably because I had been shouting to the screen in my excitement. In the afternoon Peter took Owen to the Children Runaround at the community centre. Owen had been an amazingly good boy these few days, perhaps due to my renewed efforts to be cheerful myself. Hope we can both keep it up mostly!
Today Harriet had a bad night again. Maybe too cold? Owen had a great time at Maisey's birthday party and behaved very well all day. I started reading The Little Book of Hygge which I got from Kindle daily deals, and was inspired to increase the happiness of the people around me. In the evening we watched the new season of The Good Place.
Today I put in extra efforts to spend quality time with Harriet though she’s been wearing me out with her night feeding as I’m going to go back to work soon. In the evening I played with my new watercolours and still didn’t get to watch Black Mirror.
Today I was tired and had a bit of headache. Harriet was terrible last night again and fussy all day. Maybe because of her new tooth or what?? I spent too much time shopping for watercolours.
Today Harriet had been inconsolable in the night and I only got to go to bed at 3:30am! As a result both Peter & I were exhausted all day. Peter took Owen to Preschool only to realise at their doorstep that school hadn't started today.
Today Lou and Daisy too Owen out to play while the rest of us stayed home. I spent some time trying out NY resolution apps. In the evening we tried out the new projector (Christmas present).
Today we drove home from Peter’s parents’ place. We had a lovely break. In the evening I tried out my new watercolour paints which had arrived while we were away.
Today grandparents took Owen out to one of the National Trust trails. We celebrated NY eve by finishing Big Little Lies on telly. What a good series!
Today we watched Big Little Lies on telly.
Today I lost a whole day to migraine.
Today we went to Chartwell for a Christmas trail.
Today we all joined in to complete a 1000 piece world map jigsaw puzzle until 1am.
Today auntie Gill came to visit with her 2 dogs and Lou too. We played Trivial Pursuit all evening and it was rather fun though I was most horrible at it.
Today was Christmas Day! Harriet was very excited about her stocking and Owen was only interested in his sticker book from Santa and unimpressed by everything else. Harriet looked super cute in the jumpsuit I knitted for her.
Today we had a relaxing day at grandparents’, preparing for Christmas. The children were quite happy. Harriet enjoyed the Christmas service at the church.
Today we drove to grandparents’ house for Christmas.
Today we went to Day Out with Thomas (the tank engine) at Didcot Railway Centre. Owen was very good initially until approaching lunch time when we were all hungry, tired and grumpy. In the end, Owen was most excited about the regular First Great Western trains at the modern part of the station. Kids.
Today Owen went to the Christmas party at his nursery while we wrapped up presents at home. Might be spoiling the children too much.
Today we took the children to watch a movie with Daisy, Lou and her nieces. When we came home, both children (and I) were overtired and annoying.