Ok. Actually more like a 2 year and 3 month update. We will aim to do another post after this one before they reach 5…
Despite irregular posts here, we are still sort of intending to keep this blog running. Not least as I (Stuart) am hatching plans to go bicycle touring with the twins this summer… More on that soon. In the meantime, in roughly chronological order, here is a brief summary of the last 14 or so months…
January we sleep trained them. This probably deserves another blog post all to itself. It was a rough few nights but it kind of saved us. They’ve been pretty consistently good sleepers ever since!
February we flew with the twins to visit friends in Switzerland. A bit of a last minute thing – the passport service amazingly delivering new passports for Hatty and Wilf within a matter of days. Flights were bearable, Lausanne was beautiful and we got up into the mountains for some snowshoeing. Thanks Alice & Paul for hosting us!
Anita braved Elderflower Fields with two eighteen month olds. Part success, part disaster. But everyone survived.
We went to Cornwall for a weeks camping by the sea and to celebrate our friends wedding. The long drive more than compensated for by beautiful surroundings. Hatty and Wilf loved staying in the tent, playing on the beach and generally being wild for a few days.
For much of July & August we stayed at Mum & Dad’s in Westfield as we built a small extension to our dining room and kitchen, and overhauled the garden. It was slow at times, but we’re really happy with the results and the twins love their new in ground trampoline!
In October Anita abandoned us for ten days as she went to work in Sri Lanka with her charity. We all managed to cope – no one starved.
The twins turned two in November. Hatty now measuring 89cm tall and Wilf slowly starting to close the gap at 83cm… We celebrated with family, friends and two birthday cakes.
In 2018 we’re looking forward to more festivals, another wedding in Cornwall, several other weddings, hopefully a return to cycle touring and the further development of the twins frontal lobes. Terrible twos indeed…
Right, here are some photos.