Saturday, 17th Jun 2017

Today it was super warm again and Peter wanted to stay home to relax. Played with Owen a lot and he's been very happy. We had a BBQ and baby Harriet had been napping too long. In the evening she wouldn't go to bed till nearly 11pm! It's getting worse!

Friday, 16th Jun 2017

Today we put the kids to bed early and I was thrilled about the long evening ahead, trying to decide on which movie to watch online. Sadly baby Harriet woke up just 30mins later and wouldn't go back to sleep for the next 2.5hours. One day I'll get my life back.

Thursday, 15th Jun 2017

Today I still get little sleep. Owen didn't want to go to nursery, and I only managed to persuade him by reminding him how much he liked the food there. Indeed he ate all of the macaroni cheese for lunch including the sweetcorn (he never touched those at home). When he came home, his hair was full of sand. He'd put sand in his hat, he said. I wondered if he's been bullied.

Wednesday, 14th Jun 2017

Today Harriet slept horribly in the night, and so I had very little sleep and had to make Peter take her when he takes Owen to preschool so I can have extra snooze.

Tuesday, 13th Jun 2017

Today Harriet slept and slept. I was annoyed with Owen when he again refused to eat dinner for some spurious reasons (he didn't like having the food stuck in his teeth) and was quite mean to him after dinner, making him cry. I then felt very sorry and apologised.

Monday, 12th Jun 2017

Today we stayed home and I decided to restart my previously abandoned '365 Things That Make Me Happy' photographic project. 

Sunday, 11th Jun 2017

Today we attended a combined birthday party for Owen and the NCT friends' children. Owen was quite fussy though, and Harriet was all smiley and happy.

Saturday, 10th Jun 2017

Today was Peter's birthday. His parents came down to celebrate with us at Blenheim Palace. Owen had a great time, but unfortunately Harriet was cranky all day. In the evening when I could finally put Harriet down to bake the quiche for tomorrow's party, I finished at 1AM!

Friday, 9th Jun 2017

Today we got the election results. We went to apply for the children's passports and were advised to return again with more paper work. Harriet was still not napping or sleeping well, we may have broken her. Did I boast that it was easy the second time round?

Thursday, 8th Jun 2017

Today was elections day. Harriet was still napping and sleeping badly. I lost my cool with Owen when he had a meltdown while we were bathing Harriet. Everything's much harder when you're tired!