Freddie`s First Haircut

By phroghollow, January 19, 2012 9:10 am

Freddie`s hair was getting a bit long and the decision was made to get his first haircut. We went to pick him up from day care and take him for his hair cut but he was asleep, so instead of waking him up which always makes him grumpy, we went and made the appointment and came back. Luckily this time he was awake. Continue reading 'Freddie`s First Haircut'»

Freddie Swimming Lessons

By phroghollow, January 18, 2012 8:37 am

Sorry it`s been so long, we`ve been terribly busy and we haven`t had a chance to actually sit down and type anything up. Needless to say the boy has been growing, I now refer to him as the Behemoth. He weighs in at almost 11Kg now and is growing well. Continue reading 'Freddie Swimming Lessons'»

Freddie Christening

By phroghollow, October 26, 2011 1:41 pm

Been a while since we updated the blog, we`ll add some more soon, we promise. So we got Freddie christened, we decided on the Cathedral in Lismore as it was closer to my family and made it slightly easier for everyone. The christening took place on the 25th of September, Kirsty and Michael and Paul my  friend are the God Parents.

Freddie wore the christening outfit that Mary bought and Kirsty`s kids were christened in and we will be passing it to Clare for Chloe`s christening if Shane and her decide to christen her.

Freddie slept through the whole baptism, including the part where they poured water on his head, he did wake up at the end but he was not traumatised at all by the whole thing.

We went past mums grave at the Gonnellebah lawn cemetery after the baptism and then went back down to Ballina to Cafe 29 for lunch. We had a beautiful cake carried all the way from Canberra by Adele`s Mother.

We headed back home afterwards but had a rather large hail storm hit Ballina it appears that it hit badly everywhere, but we got some good photos of The Coast Road

And out the front of Al`s place in Skennars Head

We`ve been busy, i’ve been writing for so if you’re into that sort of thing, check it out. Bye.

TouchPad Market Error

By phroghollow, September 1, 2011 11:25 am

After a hard reset on my Touchpad I needed to add a credit card to my account to enable me to purchase an app (ComicShelfHD btw, comics are awesome on the touchpad) I got an error :
“You cannot purchase items via your Carrier Account. Please use a credit card instead”
Turns out after the Hard Reset i`m running Market Version 5.0.1400 I need to be running 5.0.1600 to enable the market to accept Australian Credit Cards, so I go to the Software Manager and after a while it prompts me to update, once I did the update to 5.0.1600 I was able to input a Credit Card and purchase apps.

Touchpad KalemSoft Install

By phroghollow, September 1, 2011 11:20 am

First you`re going to need the PreWare PC software. Right mouse click HERE and save the file somewhere you`ll remember.

Next you`ll need the KalemSoft Player click HERE

Pay the $5.99 through Paypal

Once you pay, go HERE and download :

- Now you have the software you need to setup the Touchpad

On your Touchpad go to the search field at the top of the desktop and type
hit enter and then tap on the Developer Mode Icon that appears :

At the top left is a toggle switch for password hit this to turn it on :

Enter no password and click submit :

Now your Touchpad is ready. Plug the USB Cable into the MicroUSB Port on the Touchpad and plug the other end into a USB port on your PC. When a window appears asking if you`d like USB Drive or Charge LEAVE IT ALONE. :

Now back to your PC. Open the PreWare PC Software which is the JAR file you first downloaded and then click the globe button, it`ll download some files but let it do this.

Now click the green + button and select the KalemSoft player file you downloaded second.

Once you select the file,click install.

If it asks to install any dependencies say yes and let it continue.

Once installed, go to your downloaded apps tab and KalemSoft Media Player should be there. Open it up, once in there click on Settings > Activation. Enter the email address you used when you purchased the software through PayPal.

Click Activate. When you get a congratulations alert you`re good to go. Activating the software means you can play videos without a network connection.

Now you can just place DivX/Xvid AVI`s on the player(I add them under a videos folder) and you can play the files.

Freddie Stuff

By phroghollow, August 5, 2011 2:18 am

Monday this week we took Freddie for his 4-Month Vaccinations, again he was not happy about them but in his defence looking at the needles they stuck in him, i`m not surprised.

We also spoke to the Dr about solids as he has been eyeing off our dinners for a  while, the Dr said it wouldn`t hurt so we grabbed some Farex from the shop yesterday and gave him a try :

(This is a 5 minute video)

Well we`ll keep trying to update regularly, if you want check out his twitpic feed :


First Week

By phroghollow, April 10, 2011 10:19 am

Saturday 2nd April :

I arrived at the Hospital around 7:30am, I couldn`t stay at the hospital so got back ASAP in the morning to my girl and my boy. Adele had been denied her favourite dessert of Soft-Serve Ice-Cream for 8 months due to the possibility of getting Listeria from a contaminated Soft-Serve machine. So I stopped at Mcdonalds at 7am in Woden and proceeded to get her the largest McFlurry I could(1 Large Soft Drink cup full with M&Ms), I took the boy whilst she got into Breakfast :

"Bucket" of Soft-ServeHe had his hearing test done, which he passed with flying colours.

Aunty Kirsty arrived into Canberra on the 5pm flight from Brisbane on Virgin Blue and Poppy Alan picked her up from the Airport and bought her to the Hospital to meet Freddie. Poppy Paul and Granny(Ha)Nanny Rob had arrived after Paul had picked Ellie up from our place to stay with them for a while and Robyn had run the Queanbeyan Nursing home Fete all day, they were already cuddling the precious little dude. He wouldn`t settle so after a quick run down from the Midwife we proceeded to give him a bath, which he really didn`t enjoy, this is one baby that does NOT enjoy being Nude :

He settled down after dressing at that stage. After I left for the night, Adele told me a nurse microwaved a nappy for 30 seconds and wrapped it round his middle, after that he did his 2nd Poo(Yaaay).

Sunday 3rd April :

As Daylight savings had ended at 3am, I ended up back at the hospital at 6:30am, I had been to Weston McDonalds for a Bacon McMuffin and Hashbrowns for Adele as the Woden store doesn`t open till 7. I found Frederick in bed with his mum and took him for a cuddle whilst Adele ate her breakfast. I held him for 2.5 hours whilst Adele got some well needed rest. He slept most of the day and only woke to feed or be changed. When I left the hospital I found a present attached to the car :

As I had no solid evidence I felt it wasn`t my place to accuse my family till…..:

Mystery Solved.

Monday 4th April :

We were told we could bring our boy home today. We waited all morning for the final tests to be done, we had 2 nurses do a physical on him (No clicky hips, Perfect Corneas apparently!!) He had his heel prick test, Professional Photographs(See Here and enter code : 4BPDYDS), Physio visited Adele, Pastoral Care lady visited and finally the Dr advised about Adele`s Blood Pressure and signed off on us going. Midwife did allow me to take a poo chart home :

Once we were signed off we dropped past the Canberra Hospital Florist : Pink Hibiscus Florist to see Bev(a friend of ours who I met whilst working at David Jones in Woden and did the flowers for our wedding), then we were outta there :

We got him into his car seat (after some dramas re-adjusting the seatbelt – Pro-Tip : practise this before you have the baby ready to go home) and headed home:

We stopped briefly at Baby Bunting for supplies and arrived home around 2pm. Al and Kirsty had headed off to allow us a quiet return.

Tuesday 5th April :

Freddie slept fairly well his first night home. In the morning I had to pick Ellie up from her Beauty Spa(Dog Groomer) and drop her back to Robyn and Pauls place. When I arrived home he was in his bouncer and was apparently getting a good look at the funky pattern on the bouncer :

The Midwife gave us our first home visit at around 2:30pm, all seemed good. Danny And Jess arrived in the afternoon for a visit with their boy Ross who is only 4 weeks older than Freddie :

Also Freddie tried on his cool Sunnies :

Just Like Dad

Wednesday 6th April :

Midwife came over at about 10:30am. As we then had the day clear and Clare My Sister had found out she was having a girl – Due August we decided to head out for a spot of shopping and also to take back the Baby Bath which we had used in the morning and proceeded to leak all over the kitchen bench and floor. We stopped off at Baby Bunting and then off to Trade Secret where we got some cute girly outfits (oh alright we also got some Ugg Boots for Fredde and Danielle{I reckon thats what she`ll be called}). Then into Civic to meet Al and Kirsty, we had lunch and then shopped in Myer and found some books for Freddie. Then we came home and made dinner cause Robyn and Paul were coming over, we had Roast Lamb with Cheese crusted potatoes and Veggies and for dessert we had Chocolate Hot Cross Bun and Butter Pudding. Ellie came home, met Freddie, who wasn’t fussed, Ellie was interested in the new addition but was kept away.

Thursday 7th April :

Poppy Alan left to go attend to Amy and Cyclone Tones` upcoming Nuptials(Yes my youngest sister is getting married, Tyrone is depressed{In-Joke}), I dropped him off to the airport just after 8am and came home. Mick and Maureen Halls(Friends of Adele`s Parents) came to visit, had a lovely coffee with Hot Cross Buns with them, they stayed for a short visit and left cause the Midwife was due to show up. Midwife arrived around 12pm and weighed Frederick : 3.9Kg he lost weight but this is definitely expected and all completely normal, he is eating and pooing normally and we`re booked in for an appointement with the Obstetrician Dr Davis on the 18th for both mum & bub but we’re technically in the care of the community nurse who has a clinic at Karabar. Kirsty let Ellie in for a play around midday so I let Ellie get a little closer look :

Sheis very gentle, mainly interested in smelling him at this stage. I also got to go for my first exercise in a week, a jog around the block : Frederick`s Belly button cord, is now pretty much fallen out completely(Adele has saved it {EWWWWW}), it`s an Innie :

Friday 8th April :

Lazy Morning, went for another Jog, Freddie was a little unsettled last night. We`re all excited for Kim and Beth(My Brother and Sister in-law) who are arriving from Lennox Head(By way of Sydney). They arrived and we had a lovely lunch which was supplied mostly from Karabar Bakery(Try the Quiches they`re DELICIOUS). at 2:34pm (I know we were late due to Daylight Savings). We had a cake for Freddie`s 1 week birthday :

Adele went for a snooze and for Kirsty`s last night in Canberra we had Kinglsey`s for Dinner(Those of you not from Canberra, this is Highly recommended).

Well that`s our first week with Frederick Reid Tyson. I`ll do another one next Friday for Week 2 but we`re hoping this week will be a little quieter, we love having visitors but only if they`re short at this stage, Adele and I are both pretty tired. Bye.

Frederick Reid Tyson

By phroghollow, April 1, 2011 9:49 pm


Born @ 14:34 Friday 1st of April
Weight : 3.995kg(8.81lbs)
Length : 52cm(20.47″)
Head Circumference : 35cm(13.78″)

BT – Final? Ultrasound pics

By phroghollow, March 2, 2011 2:19 am

Baby abdomen/head circumference looks to be around 33cm, about 7lbs estimated so good size, not much room left in there now. 24 Days to go. At least I have something to smile about today. Bye.

Random Photos

By phroghollow, February 25, 2011 8:47 am

Panorama of Lake George, there is water in there :

Now one of Googong Dam where we just had a picnic :

I had to compress both for size, but you can download the originals here : Googong and Lake George (This will be edited later, the originals are like 10-25mb each so fair warning, they`re uploading now)

We also stopped to take a photo of the spillway, now last time a photo of it was on the blog it was a little overflowy, but it`s now alot nicer :

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