Silence Means Soggy Toilet Paper

I should have learnt the lesson long ago. When things get quiet, don’t wait to go check it out.

This morning Elisha was playing in the WC in the laundry. He was putting little pieces of toilet paper in the bowl. This is his version of actually using the toilet.

I decided that was enough of wasting toilet paper and removed it out of his reach.

I then sat at the table with Brett who was eating his breakfast (the rest of us may have eaten while he was still sleeping) and all was golden and quiet.

Too quiet.

I retrieved Elisha from our en-suite. Can’t remember exactly what he was doing.

Later I noticed Brett getting toilet paper out of the linen press and I couldn’t work out why, till I realised there wasn’t any on the toilet roll holder in the en-suite. But there should have been.

I opened the lid of the toilet… and there it was. Revenge. Not little pieces of toilet paper in the bowl, but the whole roll!

Some Days

Today was just one of those days.  I was seriously lacking in patience with Elisha, and he seemed to find all my buttons too.

The one thing that he is doing at the moment that for some reason I am finding extremely frustrating is asking the same question over and over and over and over and over again.  For instance, this afternoon we met Brett over at Southlands Boulevard Shopping Centre.  We left before he did so that he could get on with the work he was doing undistracted.  The whole way to the car, “See Daddy?”.  The whole way home, “See Daddy?”  And then even when we got home he still asked once more.  I’m not sure if he keeps asking because he isn’t listening or comprehending the answer, or whether he thinks if he asks enough times the answer will change.

I am also unsure as to why it bothers me so much.  I bet this isn’t even a pimple on a pumpkin compared to the “Why?”  stage.  Perhaps it’s just training.

In other news I finally took the paper toles I started while pregnant with Elisha to be framed today.  The plan was to have them hanging in his nursery when he was born.  I finished them about a month ago.

Also picked up paint for the new nursery.  Blue and orange.  Might even start on it this weekend.  Woohoo.


I think you could say I’ve been on a bit of a roll.  And enjoying it too.  Using up quite a bit of my old stash, though that said, there is still an awful lot left.  And some of it really is “awful”.

Old Man Adamz

These photos of Elisha were taken at my parent’s place early in July this year.  All the boys (Elisha, Jack and Nicholas) were having great fun taking turns with these glasses.  Ah, the simple pleasures.

Unexpected, and Yet Not Unexpected

I had rather a surprise when I got up this morning.  Got up to the sound of my son calling from his cot.  It was a bit too early for me to want to get up with him and I was going to the lounge room to get some books for him to read in his cot.  “I’ll be back in a second,” I whispered as I walked past his bedroom door.  At the end of the hallway I found the surprise.


Not. In. His. Cot.

I guess operation “Move to Big Boy Bed” has been brought forward.

Actually the first time Elisha called out “Mummy!” this morning I could have sworn he was outside the bedroom door, but then after that the sound came from about the right distance away.  Obviously I’m not all that good at telling what direction a sound is coming from through a closed door.

Boy am I glad we had already made the decision to move him to a bed and not to get another cot.


By Zane (absolutely ages ago, and I had no idea).
Four Jobs I’ve Had :
1) Junk mail deliverer
2) Target check-out operator
3) Receptionist/Book Keeper
4) Does being a mother count? 🙂

Four Movies I Can Watch Over And Over :
1) Braveheart
2) Forrest Gump
3) Lord of the Rings
4) Pride and Prejudice
Four TV Shows I Love To Watch :
Don’t watch TV, but don’t mind
1) Alias (actually have to get this on dvd so I don’t miss out)
2) House
3) Documentaries
4) Without a Trace
Four Important things to me :
1) God
2) Brett
3) Elisha & bubby on the way
4) Friends and Family
Four Tunes That Play In My Head :
1) Bohemian Rhapsody
2) You were on my Mind
3) Baa baa doo baa baa
4) Glory to God in the highest

(what a wierd combination that was!)

Four Favorite Food Dishes :
1) Risotto
2) Cheesecake
3) Craving ham sandwiches at the moment
4) Bechamel lasagne
Four Websites I Visit Daily :
1) Little Scrapbook Shop
Scrapbooking Top 50 Australia
3) Scrap of Faith
4) A whole lotta blogs
Four Scrap company’s I like :
1) Maya Road
2) Bazzill
3) Making Memories
4) Prima

Four Favorite Colors :
1) Blue
2) Brown
3) Purple
4) Grey

Four bloggers to tag:
1) Lisa
2) Jasmine
3) Jude
4) Gabbie

Two Birds with One Stone

Or rather two challenges with one layout.

Here is a layout I completed last night which fulfills both the midweek challenge from Scrapbooking Top 50 Australia and Little Scrapbook Shop.

Getting Stuck into Books

The quotes read as follows: “Books we must have though we lack bread” – Alice Williams Brotherton

“Some books are to be tasted, others swallowed, and some few are to be chewed and digested” – Sir Francis Bacon