January 29, 2009

Double Digits Today

Double Digits Today

Originally uploaded by EclipseAu

Today is the day that JP joins the double digit club.

Hey baby,

Happy Birthday

Lots of love

Mum and Dad

January 27, 2009

Back to School

Back to School
Originally uploaded by EclipseAu

We have just dropped the kids off at school. It was bedlam as usual but the girls seemed to be in high spirits.

The day started off in the usual way, having to tell the girls multiple times to do all they needed to do.

For the life of us we can't see to keep them focussed on the task at hand. I'm sure we must speak a foreign language sometimes....

Some translations from the Smythville house:
Eat your breakfast = go downstairs an terrorise the cat.
Brush your hair = turn the telly on and ignore us
Get dressed = find a toy and play with it then try and sneak it to school in my bag without Mum/Dad's knowledge.
Have a shower = lock the cat in the toilet with me so I can terrorise him with no chance of escape.

The list is endless and I could go on but for everyone's sanity I'll stop here.

Have fun!

Such a little Miss

Such a little Miss
Originally uploaded by EclipseAu

Every time we go anywhere now, CB has to have her handbag with her.

It must be genetically programmed into young girls to need a container to carry items around that may never be needed.

January 26, 2009

Day Trip to Nana's - :) - 25 Jan 2009

25 Jan 08 Collage
Originally uploaded by EclipseAu

Today, we went to Mum's place for a visit. It was a very warm day, so most of us ended up in the pool.

Aunty A spent a lot of time helping CB with her water confidence. By the end of the day she was even opening her eyes under water, which she would never do before.

We had a barbecue for lunch (no Ashley, we didn't eat the BBQ. You fool, you fool.) and the received a visit from MAD (Temporarily to be known as MAP, as D is now P for Pinky on account of the pretty pink cast on his broken leg).

We ended the day with a cake and singing Happy Birthday for JP's impending Birthday.


Originally uploaded by EclipseAu

We bought some Australian flags for the Tiida to show our patriotism for Australia Day.

January 25, 2009

Geek Girl

Geek Girl
Originally uploaded by EclipseAu

CB was laying on our bed playing her games on the net and I thought it was an opportunity too good to pass up to snap a pic.

My little geek girl.

January 24, 2009

Flipside Circus display at lunch time

As I wandered through the mall at lunchtime today I took in a performance by flipside circus.

Flipside circus looks like it is a circus traing school. They Run classes for kids to learn.

You can learn more at http://www.flipsidecircus.org.au

January 23, 2009

Sniggers and Guffaws

Sniggers and Guffaws
Originally uploaded by EclipseAu

Well, it finally started raining again in the south east today. Which
is excellent, but makes the floor of the subway to the train station
very wet.

As I entered the wet subway yesterday arvo my feet decided that I was
a gymnast and commenced to show everyone that I can do the splits. I
succeded is a three quarter split followed by a new move to be known
as the "Smythville wrench and smash".

As my legs flew out I twisted my leg almost out of the hip socket
while smashing my knee into the ground with force.

It was a crowded subway, and everyone kept walking past sniggering an
guffawing but not offering help or sympathy.

To them I say, Karma is a bitch.

January 22, 2009

So far this week ....

Not a lot happening at the 'ville this week.

It was back to work for me this week, which I actually enjoyed (should I be seeing a doctor), vacation care for the girls and situation normal for NP.

Tuesday CB went to the movies with vacation care to see "BOLT" and today JP is going al day skating. She loves it.

Still unsure of what we are doing for Australia Day yet, prolly mosey on out to the Aussie Day festival at Wivenhoe Dam. We went last year and it was crack'a'lackin. Just remember, for those of you thinking of heading out there as well, it's a country festival so the music will be......

Who said Pink... It's not Pink you silly sausage

Country music. (Brendan Walmsley to be exact)

January 20, 2009

Kids Games or P0RN

LOL. You have to laugh or you'd rip someone's head off.

As I got in the car yesterday, I could see that there was something wrong with JP, as she usually doesn't wear a blanket over her head to greet me.

I asked he what was wrong and I was told "I'm not speaking".

To cut a long story short, NP informed my that JP had one of her friends over today and while they were playing on the net (fashion girls dress ups an makeup) she clicked on one of the games which happened to be an Anime (Japanese style cartoon) hide the sausage game. The object of the game was to use the arrow keys to slide the sausage in an out of the sausage hider to give her an orgasm. The faster you get her there the more points.

I don't know why the website would have these types of games in amongst the dress up girls and makeup girls.

Another scary thing is that while the game loaded, pictures of Barbie and Spongebob Squarepants were loaded on the screens. Clearly aimed at luring young kids.

Poor JP thought she was going to be grounded. And when I asked her to explain to me what had happened, so that I could go around to her friends place to let her friends parents know what had occurred, she went into hysteria again saying that her friend will hate her for getting her in trouble.

Once I calmed her down, and explained that she wasn't in trouble for this, but she needed to be aware that she would be in trouble next time if she was found on rude sites, she understood. She was also told to shut down any rude sites immediately and let us know about them.

So all in all an interesting little adventure.

Word to they wise stay away from the site www.a123a123.com. This is a site the kids are sharing around between themselves as to all intents an purposes it is a legitimate flash games website aimed at kids.

First Day Back

Well, today is the day. The first day back at work after a 5 weeks off with the kids. You couldn't really call it a holiday though as we didn't go away anywhere.

Surprisingly, I am actually not apprehensive about the return to work as the break was sufficiently long enough to clear my head of all the troubles and happenings of the past year. That and I enjoy the work I do, in the main.

January 15, 2009

Playground Extended at Leichardt

We went for a play at the park in Leichardt this arvo only to find that they have extended the park and added some kool new equipment.

The girls loved the flying fox the best.

January 14, 2009

Find the other side of the world!

Click on the link below to find the other side of the world. We would come out in the middle of the North Atlantic off the coast of Western Sahara.

antipodr - Find the other side of the world!.

January 13, 2009

My Little Green Thumbs

My Little Green Thumbs
Originally uploaded by EclipseAu

After we picked Mum up from work today we went to have lunch at the food court but on the way was this little trailer.

They let kids plant things for free. The girls love playing and planting

January 12, 2009

Yay - The elves fixed the trampoline

Santa treated the girls well on Christmas Day

Head over to flickr for more photos.

Got the Tow Bar Fitted !

Got the Tow Bar Fitted !
Originally uploaded by EclipseAu

We have decided to get a trailer to let us get to the dump and go camping...etc...

so we got the tow bar fitted today.

Our New Trailer

Our New Trailer
Originally uploaded by EclipseAu

We have decided to get a trailer to let us get to the dump and go camping...etc...

now we have the trailer.

A day trip to O'Reilly's

We decided to go on a day trip today.

First stop was Food Fantasy at Jupiters for brunch.

Then the long and winding drive up the mountain to O'Reillys Plateau.

There is some really breathtaking views on the way up.

We started out with a little bird feeding.

Then a walk through the rainforest to the tree top walk. The girls and I climbed all the way to the top platform (30m above the ground).

Then a walk back through the rainforest to the car to start the long journey home.

We took a nice journey home via Canungra, Beaudesert and Boonah.

January 11, 2009

Apple Introduces Revolutionary New Laptop With No Keyboard

This is funny. The last 20 seconds is the kicker.  This has to be a take off.

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January 10, 2009

IPhone: Dontcha wish you'd come up with this video?

Ya gotta love the iphone.

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Beaut Ute

Beaut Ute
Originally uploaded by EclipseAu

I had to take a pic of this when I saw it as the sticker in the bottom middle of the tailgate made me laugh.

Sticker reads:

Don't like my driving ?
Email me at

January 9, 2009

Sidney or Sydney !

Sidney or Sydney !
Originally uploaded by EclipseAu

I fownd this ad on Yahoo Au today and coodn't beleeve no one chicked the speeling (lol).

Fairy Wishes

JP's Fairy Wishes
Originally uploaded by EclipseAu

We found some Fairy wishes on our walk.

CB's Fairy Wishes
Originally uploaded by EclipseAu

Ahargghhhhh !!

Ahargghhhhh !!
Originally uploaded by EclipseAu

CB is a tough tattoo Girl

Yum ! Homemade Pizza.

Yum ! Homemade Pizza.
Originally uploaded by EclipseAu

JP and CB got the recipe for these pizzas from their cousin (SML).

However JP's translation of the quantities of dough used was a bit off. She basically quadrupled the amount. The resulting pizzas were huge. The bases were Deep deep deep deep pan.

Damper pizzas. Good learning though for next time.

January 3, 2009

My new Haircut

My new Haircut
Originally uploaded by EclipseAu


Do ya like it ?

Be honest, is sexy No ?

Smythville go to Redcliffe

We met up with the Lavery House at Redcliffe on New Years Day.

After a scenic trip through Mt Glorious and Samford we headed over to the Redcliffe Jetty to meet up with the Lavery House.

When we got there SML was fishing ( he was really only teaching some baby squid to swim )..

After a yummy chip sandwich for lunch we headed down to the beach for a dip.

The girls had fun on the boogie boards.