Sunday: Father's day: I had hoped to take Callum and my Dad to a new restaurant in Worthing called Crab Shack, but they weren't serving food for a little while so we headed to Giuseppe, where we also bumped into Ophelia's Grandma! After lunch (and the best banoffee pie ever), we headed to a park on the beach. Was a lovely day and Ophelia was unbelievably good throughout; sitting on a bench with the adults for dinner, she was so excited but well behaved. She also loved walking with my Dad through town in the sunshine!
Wednesday: First day solo parenting whilst Callum was at Glastonbury. It started with Ophelia locking us in our bathroom! I went to pick Ophelia up early and couldn't see her anywhere, it turns out she spent her first day up in the bigger children class, her nursery workers said she knew we are relaxed and wouldn't mind them doing it without asking. Ophelia was like a duck to water and when I was watching her without me knowing, she was sat quietly with the other children, watching them and rolling out playdoh. Our first journey home just the two of us wasn't great (1/.5 hours!) thanks to a census during rush hour?! Mum and Dad came to fix the stair gate on Ophelia's door and I decided to take the side of her cot! Bed time then meant lots of excitement at being able to get in and out of bed independently, it also meant she fell asleep without me holding her hand, however she still continues to wake during the night which has meant no time for myself, or any sleep for that matter.
Thursday: Our day off together started with quite a few tantrums but the beach seemed to disolve those, digging is obviously therapeutic! We then went for brunch where Ophelia stole my eggs benedict and sat really well behaved reading books whilst I finished eating.
Friday : We popped to our local park where we happened to bump into some old friends and their daughter who is a week older than Ophelia. They had never met each other before but they got on so well together, following each other from toy to toy, waiting for their turn and even sharing the steering wheel on the play truck whilst sitting next to each other. It was so cute when they both stood up and excitedly jumped up and down with one another, pointing at the sky as Ophelia shouted "'elecopter!". Soon after new best pal left, a boy ran up to Ophelia and pushed her really hard into a metal pole. Ophelia has been pushed before and just ignores it, but this time it scared her due to the force.
In the evening i had my best chums over for Chinese and sangria! Ophelia had a whale of a time playing with them all, she's a particular fan of my friend's 10 year old daughter!
Saturday: After yet another terrible night sleep (she has only slept through one night since we ve been here-a month!), we relaxed before heading Worthing Art trial at Ashdown road, except Ophelia was gumpily napping and waking so I ended up heading home! Thankfully Mum turned up as I was exhausted and grumpy. We tried to put our garden furniture together and upon completion we were proud we managed to do it, until we realised the legs were on wrong:(.I bought Ophelia a little gardening set that also doubles as a stool/bag, which she was pretty over the moon with!
Sunday: We waited for our Ikea order before venturing out to kill some time until Daddy returned.Grandma and Nana and Grandad popped over at various points too.