I'm so glad today is nearly over.
We had a good time up the coast for a first birthday (the bunting was well received.)
The 4 hour trip though, was really tiring for the kids. They were tired yesterday, and today was a shocker.
We had electricians arriving at 7.30am to install our ceiling fans (and fix the oven - yippee!!!), so we were all up pretty early. After school, it was straight off to swimming lessons, where the kids both did well, but it took effort to pull themselves out of the pool. Then home, change and back to school for an information evening. Where Annabelle played with some blocks which had been left in the hallway with a do not disturb sign. She was asked to leave them alone (how gently or otherwise I have no idea) and dissolved into tears. Gasping sobs, really.
Then we went to the inlaws for dinner (DH's bright idea), where Lucas had the biggest tantrum of his life. Oh my.
Eventually home, the kids settled in bed, and my sister rang to say she was thinking of us. That undid me totally.
Today it's two years since my sweet Nalani was born, and died so quietly. I miss her.