Today

Wednesday, 27th Sep 2017

Today we had a rough night as Harriet woke and refused to go to sleep and then woke Owen with her cries. In the afternoon my mum and I took Owen out for a haircut ($3!) and walk around the town. He was so happy about the lifts, escalators, and bus rides. Later Peter and Harriet joined us and we got to eat out at a restaurant in peace while both children crashed in the stroller & baby carrier. We put the kids to bed at 10pm.

Tuesday, 26th Sep 2017

Today we arrived at Singapore! Owen loved it but poor Harriet was so warm she got heat rash and was miserable. And we were all exhausted. Amazingly both children seem to take to my mum immediately so we could get some child care relief.

Monday, 25th Sep 2017

Today we flew for the first time with kids and everyone was very nice to us. Sadly Owen was still very fussy and grumpy and totally unimpressed by the aeroplane. And the kids only let me sleep for 30mins on the 13hour red eye flight.

Sunday, 24th Sep 2017

Today grandpa came to help look after the children while we frantically packed and sorted stuff out for our trip to Singapore tomorrow!

Saturday, 23rd Sep 2017

Today Harriet finally had a few massive poops after days of constipation. She seemed less miserable now and so far been sleeping much more soundly. Fingers crossed. Feeling bad that we keep telling Owen off for being rough with Harriet. He just seemed so hyper lately, or maybe he's always been like that.

Friday, 22nd Sep 2017

Today we watched more The Expanse on Netflix. Harriet was up 8 times last night! So I was generally very cranky today.

Thursday, 21st Sep 2017

Today I did more sorting and packing and got rid of loads of junk! Harriet had a cold and was constipated and was very miserable in general. Poor girl.

Wednesday, 20th Sep 2017

Today Harriet was angry all day after a bad night. Owen went to play at Maddie's house after preschool, and Peter had fun socialising with Maddie's dad while I made use of the quiet time to do more packing and sorting.

Tuesday, 19th Sep 2017

Today I sorted out my old clothes to throw out and it made me sneeze and sneeze. So much to declutter! I listened to End of The World Running Club while breastfeeding, and rather liked the book. We watched The Expanse on Netflix in the evening and rather liked the show.

Sunday, 17th Sep 2017

Today we had lunch at the Charlbury Deli and Owen wanted 2 cheese rolls! Later, Owen had a great time feeding peas to Harriet during 'pea time'.

Saturday, 16th Sep 2017

Today we went to the Charlbury Street Fair where Owen had 2 Empanadas, one ice cream and a chocolate cake. We were so exhausted we didn't make dinner for ourselves but only fed the children. Harriet was so tired from not napping that she fell asleep at dinner time.

Friday, 15th Sep 2017

Today I woke early and did more sorting through the children clothing and old stuff. Harriet was especially cute and been bottom shuffling a lot.

Wednesday, 13th Sep 2017

Today Owen ate carrots (he never used to touch them) and exclaimed, 'I love carrots', and even finished his entire portion of Spaghetti Ragu. Earlier in the evening he had gotten very upset with us for not tidying up the mess in our living room. Who is this child??

Tuesday, 12th Sep 2017

Today I woke early and did loads of housework including sorting out the Harriet's baby clothes. When Owen got back from preschool, we went to the park.

Monday, 11th Sep 2017

Today we spent a long time at the new village library where I read Owen millions of books while Harriet slept in the buggy. He was very happy and was later very helpful when I gave the children dinner, bathe them and put them to bed while Peter went out to see Steward Lee in Oxford on his 'night out'.

Sunday, 10th Sep 2017

Today we had a cosy Sunday at home doing loads of cutting and pasting with Owen while it was rainy outside.

Saturday, 9th Sep 2017

Today I finally went to see our new community centre, library & cafe, and absolutely loved it. It was the official opening and Owen got to try a bit of badminton and basketball. In the evening I gave Portuguese knitting a try.

Friday, 8th Sep 2017

Today I definitely saw Harriet move herself towards Owen's toys and proceeded to eat them while he was away at nursery. It rained thunderstorms all day, so I didn't go out to see the  new library.