Sunday, 30th Dec 2018

Today Harriet was super happy. We spent some time doing some spring cleaning in the house, putting away old toys to make way for the new ones. Still so much to do. I wish I had more time!

Saturday, 29th Dec 2018

Today we packed up and drove home in the evening. Owen couldn't wait to get rid of us so he could have grandparents all to himself.

Friday, 28th Dec 2018

Today the jigsaw puzzle we had been working on got completed while I had a lie-in. So in the evening I could actually pay attention to the telly now. I also decided on my new resolutions for 2019.

Thursday, 27th Dec 2018

Today the everyone went for a walk at some national trust place while I stayed in to enjoy a rare moment of solitude. It’s very hard to come by these days. Though I couldn’t think of what to do and ended up cleaning and tidying instead. Maybe should make new year resolution to reclaim reconnect with solitude.

Wednesday, 26th Dec 2018

Today was Boxing Day. We saw auntie Gill and auntie Fiona. The kids have started to have more tantrums. But Owen is a good kid overall. Love him.

Tuesday, 25th Dec 2018

Today was Christmas Day and glad that the Owen and Harriet loved their presents (espythe baby dolls ones) though Harriet might have gotten greedy and was crawling under the tree saying ‘more presents’. They both did well with their Christmas dinner.

Monday, 24th Dec 2018

Today was Christmas Eve. The kids were excited about Christmas. Really good to have Lou here this year too. 

Sunday, 23rd Dec 2018

Today Harriet threw up all over her bed and herself in the morning. Luckily she didn't throw up all day. 

Saturday, 22nd Dec 2018

Today we drove to grandparent's house and the traffic was good so we arrived early! Packing wasn't too bad either, Harriet only cried a little and Owen was great.

Thursday, 20th Dec 2018

Today I worked from home and time flew. Harriet threw a hissy fit on the way home from nursery and I had to force her into the buggy where she screamed and screamed for a long time. We then went to the maker's market at the village hall to buy some food for dinner and she was screaming and crying the whole time I held her.

Wednesday, 19th Dec 2018

Today I went to work, and in the evening worked more at Santa workshop. We finished watching season 4 of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Tuesday, 18th Dec 2018

Today I went to Witney with Harriet in the morning and then took Owen to his martial arts class in the evening. It was rainy and dark and so there was a lot of yelling, swearing, and crying. Harriet had been super fussy as she didn't have a nap. At the end of the day when we talked about it, Owen assured me that we were still best friends.

Monday, 17th Dec 2018

Today I took Harriet to the last toddler group of the year. Afterwards when I put her to nap she cried and cried for an hour and refused to sleep. The children were quite good today though, and I even managed to steal a few winks of sleep on the sofa while they played in the afternoon.

Sunday, 16th Dec 2018

Today we went to the village hall to watch Paddington Bear 2. The children had a great time. Harriet didn't quite get the plot and was rooting for the baddie.

Saturday, 15th Dec 2018

Today as per Christmas tradition, we went to Jaffe & Neale in Chipping Norton to get some last minute Christmas presents. Harriet seemed to have x-ray eyes and could see through to what I was hiding in my shopping bag. I bet she will be the one to catch us out some day.

Friday, 14th Dec 2018

Today it was nice and festive in the office. I spent all day concentrating some chunk of work. In the evening I drove to pick the children up, and this time Harriet didn't cry when I put her in the car seat, though shortly after she wanted something Owen had and was crying and screaming all the way home again. Someday I will bring her home without tears.

Thursday, 13th Dec 2018

Today I took the day off to attend Owen's first 'nativity play' in his Primary School. It was actually a musical and was surprisingly enjoyable. In the afternoon, I was busy with Christmas presents.

Wednesday, 12th Dec 2018

Today I still ended up driving home with Harriet crying and screaming the entire journey. Some day this will get better. I didn't burn dinner today (only because we had leftover for dinner). That's an improvement.

Tuesday, 11th Dec 2018

Today I went for a lovely morning walk with Harriet to see the horses at Ditchley. Harriet was so very cute, her personality starting to come through. In the evening I burnt dinner while trying to order tomorrow's grocery on Ocado. Owen helpfully told me he would remind me when the timer goes off the second time round.