One Potato…

Elisha has been playing fairly regularly in the doll’s house with some of his little toys AND potatoes. Yes, spuds. That is probably because he also plays in the pantry with regularity.

Okay, we wont talk about how much crud there is under my couch cushions, I do have a toddler after all, and this is the dining room…

But that, I did NOT expect to find.


Elisha has moved up in the swimming lesson world. He’s no longer in the hydrotherapy pool, but in the “beach” pool. It has a very gradual incline and is not too deep.

This is great for a few reasons. I can now take Cayley along to watch, which means I can also take photos, and hopefully by next term Brett wont have to be in the pool with him either. It does however mean that Brett is left a little unpreoccupied and perhaps a little lost during the lesson.

Sigh, my little boy just keeps getting less and less little.

And more and more of a monkey.

He also frequently decides he doesn’t want his photo taken. This does however seem to alternate with the opposite extreme of absolutely HAVING to have his picture taken.


It looks like someone might be taking their potty training in hand. By themselves. Woo hoo. Though it started out with some more intangible goodies being put in the potty, but then before his shower last night he did a wee. And again this morning, he had to have a shower as he had managed to get filthy, and again he asked for the potty and used it.

I like this.

My Day

Thirtieth of April… still in Melbourne. Brett woke up with a killer headache. I was not happy about this. We had planned to go out to Weribee. I was going to be dropped of at Jude’s with Cayley and he and Elisha were going to go to the Open Plain Zoo. It was my birthday.

The headache cleared away in time for us to leave and I also drove so that Brett didn’t have to. This was a big step for me. Do not like driving in Melbourne, in fact until this trip away I had never dared to do it.

Had a great time scrapping and chatting. Had neglected to tell the girls that it was my birthday, but there was cake anyway and a candle was scrounged up. 🙂

Brett and Elisha had fun. A few great photos. Actually there were a few more photos than this that I would have loved to share, but there seemed to be some weird thing going on with all the boy animals at the zoo… so I wont be sharing any more than these three.

This first photo of the boy and the meerkat completely oblivious to each other is Brett’s favourite.

The second is my favourite. I love how Elisha has gotten right down there to take a look at the meerkat,

and it is not in the slightest distracted from its job of looking out for the enemy… even though the enemy is lurking right behind. Must have learnt that the glass really does work.

The last photo of the group of them standing watching is just too cute.

Brett said they all ran and stood there like that for a minute or two and then broke up and went about doing whatever it was that they were doing before they stopped.

I had a lovely day, and Miss Cayley slept nearly the whole time that Brett and Elisha were at the zoo. Managed to get most of one layout done, and finished a gift for my Auntie Judith and Uncle Peter while we were there… which was just as well because it was getting rather close to the end of our stay.

Rather embarrassed to admit that I forgot to take photos of ALL FOUR of the gifts that I made. They were all small canvases with photos that had been taken during our stay.