Every face in the house is VERY sleepy - but we survived our first day of real life as a family of four. Alex had a good start to being back to work - his EOM (End Of Month!) paperwork - snooooore! He was still finishing it off when he came home whilst Roman ate his dinner and did some more lovely colouring in - Roman was quite keen to colour in some of Daddy's work but we managed to avoid it with the powers of distraction and some chocolate raisins (those count towards your five a day, for sure).
Our morning was mainly filled with crawling around being lions and tigers and bears (oh my) then doing jigsaws and colouring in. There was a minor incident where the laminate flooring in the kitchen was rainbow decorated with felt tips whilst I fed Jasper in the lounge, but they're water based and it wiped off nice and easily and Roman apologised very nicely with no cross words required! He even helped me to wipe it (then wanted to do it again because wiping things clean is apparently so much fun!). A nice lunch then off we popped to bounce and play. In retrospect, two weeks after a c-section is a bit soon for bouncy castles - but it was totally worth it for the giggling!
Roman fell asleep on the way home (hurrah, an actual nap!) then did some gorgeous singing and signing - then coloured some nice pictures with the pencil crayon roll Mummy's friend Aunty Hep made him as a 'congratulations, you're the big brother' present - it might actually be more fun than his toy cars - for today at least!
The highlight of the day was bedtime - Daddy bought Roman some big boy bedding - and Roman was VERY excited about having his own pillow and a big boy quilt - with Thomas the Tank printed on them - actual gasps of joy as he saw them on his bed tonight, and he was so excited he couldn't even finish his much loved milk milk - straight to bed, no stories, no sing songs, no cuddles, out you go Daddy it's bedtime!
We might not have achieved much - but we got through a day and all had a good time, and nobody fell out - great success! Now for an early night - all that bouncy castling wore me out!