Monday, 11th Dec 2017

Today the snow started to melt but was icy. Peter took Owen to the toddler group in the morning and then the community centre for 'Kids runaround' in the afternoon, and he had a really good time. How wonderful the community centre is. Harriet didn't sleep very much perhaps because of a cold and I didn't get to go out to see the snow.

Sunday, 10th Dec 2017

Today we woke up to loads of snow. Owen finally got to make his first snowball. He didn’t seem too impressed and soon just wanted to sit at his desk. Harriet had a cold and wanted to stay home so I didn’t get to go out for a walk in the snow. I made a little snow gorilla in our garden.

Saturday, 9th Dec 2017

Today grandparents came to visit and the children were very happy even though we didn’t go out. There was still a little snow on the sidewalk.

Friday, 8th Dec 2017

Today Harriet was terrible in the night again. She’s a tease. I shall not get my hopes high again. In the morning it snowed for a bit (first snow this winter). I tidied the footstool storage and found no. 3 from Owen’s clock puzzle which had been missing for years. In the evening we watched Easy on Netflix.

Thursday, 7th Dec 2017

Today Harriet only woke once in the night. Owen woke up very grumpy in the morning and went back to sleep in our bed till late. I finished the 4th The Expanse book and really enjoyed that.

Wednesday, 6th Dec 2017

Today Harriet had been waking up every 2 hourly again. In the afternoon the builder came to chat about the chimney breast work. Afterwards we went to pick up Owen from preschool and visited the stove shop to look at the displays again, and then went to the library. We had Thai takeaway for dinner and Owen ate all his satays.

Monday, 4th Dec 2017

Today Harriet was still terrible in the night. How can such a cute baby in the day be so horrible at night? In the morning, Peter took the children to the toddler group so I could have more sleep. Then in the afternoon Peter took Owen to Maddie’s house for play date while I stayed home with Harriet. 

Sunday, 3rd Dec 2017

Today we all woke up late, after 10am, as both children had been waking up multiple times in the night. In the afternoon Peter took Owen to the cinema to watch Paddington Bear while I stayed home to make sure Harriet napped. 

Saturday, 2nd Dec 2017

Today we went to the Christmas market at Cogges farm. Harriet was quite overtired from skipping her nap, and Owen had been trying our patience.

Friday, 1st Dec 2017

Today Owen finally got a star for not having any potty accidents. We brought out the Christmas box from the attic and started the advent calendar. Poor Harriet is constipated again. I spent the day drawing drafts for our extension.

Thursday, 30th Nov 2017

Today I did more IKEAing and finished Owen's new desk (it is much bigger than envisoned, but he is such a good academic boy who deserves a desk unmolested by annoying baby hands). Also started to contact people for the house's extension. Hopefully can get everything done before 2019! Quite excited about my upcoming new year resolutions (will involve decluttering and less shopping). 

Wednesday, 29th Nov 2017

Today the man from the shop came to access our house for the new fireplace. Quite excited about it though it won't be done before winter is over. Why didn't we think of installing the fire before it got cold?

Tuesday, 28th Nov 2017

Today we both got very cross with Owen for not putting enough effort into potty training. In the evening I did some IKEAing.

Monday, 27th Nov 2017

Today Peter took the kids to the toddler group. In the evening after dinner we listened to chillout music, dimmed the lights and danced with the children.

Sunday, 26th Nov 2017

Today I made lamb stew in the oven and then we went out to Witney shopping. It was nice to come home to the smell of dinner. 

Saturday, 25th Nov 2017

Today we had a lovely time at Banbury Hill Farm with my friends Alice and Simon. Owen seemed to like them very much too. Nice to have friends.

Friday, 24th Nov 2017

Today I received loads of parcels (partly due to John Lewis individually packing everything in my order), so much so I got laughed at by the delivery lady. Poor Harriet still struggling to poop so I took her to see the doctor.

Thursday, 23rd Nov 2017

Today poor Harriet had constipation and seemed in pain and didn't sleep very well. My cold had developed into an annoying cough, drowning me in phlegm.