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My Name is Oskar Tex Hosken and I'm four years old. Daddy built my website for me and Mummy helps me write my journal. I have a little sister, Jasmine, who also has a website.

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Sunday, November 28, 2004
What a great weekend I've had! Yesterday, all the kids from my original mothers' group celebrated our birthdays and Christmas at Central Gardens. We got there at 5pm for a barbecue and set about riding and running all around the paths while our parents set up for dinner. We also had great fun climbing up the rocket and stacking up along the slide.

After a good half hour of playing came the BEST bit: the sprinklers all came on! Suddenly all the people sitting on blankets and at the tables got squirted with water and all the adults went running around trying to collect the food and presents and dodge the water. It was SO funny! Meanwhile us boys were all shrieking and jumping up and down in the spray of the water.

Then someone had the good idea of taking off our tops and shorts. I took it one step further and ditched my undies as well and took off into the water. Mum was yelling after me to at least leave my undies on, but I ignored her and pranced about having a wow of a time. Most of my friends ended up taking off their undies as well and we took it in turns to fiddle with the sprinkler and turn it around so it squirted in different places.

We were a bit sad when the water went off after about ten minutes, but were thrilled to see that the sprinklers had started up on the other side of the park and were soaking a new group of people. Oliver and I took off and raced to one of the sprinklers which we turned around to squirt some people on a picnic rug before Mum hurried over and convinced us to go back to the group with the promise of cake and presents. So we raced back to our blankets.

Mum made the best looking cake for us all. I helped when she made it in the morning by cracking the eggs and spooning in the sugar and flour. But when she started icing it in the afternoon I was desperate to help and she wouldn't let me! I kept hovering around and trying to stick my finger in the icing bowl. I did get quite a bit but it wasn't enough. She got cranky with me when I swiped at the iced cake, but I insisted that my hand slipped. She didn't believe me, not that I expected her to. Anyway, at the party we all hovered around while Dad lit the candles, then our parents sang happy birthday to us and we all blew out the candles. Then we raced off again and forgot to eat the cake!

We all got a present each to open; I got a shark beach towel with a hood. I love it! I look really great in it and do a really good roar when I'm wearing it. We gave Thomas a cricket set which his Dad set up and let us all have a turn at trying to hit the ball. I can't remember if I hit it or not - I was getting pretty tired by then. Jaz and I could hardly keep our eyes open by the time we got home, but we didn't care - we'd had a great time.

The other bit of excitement over the last few days was that Grampa was staying here. Initially I was happy to let him sleep in my room, but when I had to go to sleep on the mattress on the floor of Mum and Dad's room, I wasn't so sure about my decision. I kept getting up on the first night; it was hot, my nose was stuffy and I wanted to be with Mum, Dad and Grampa. I didn't get to sleep until nearly nine.

I was exhausted the next day and had to have an early sleep because we were having a special Kinder class at the Kew Traffic School. That was such fun. It was really hot and lots of the kids didn't come, but I was happy because Mum stayed with me for the session. We learnt about traffic lights and riding on the left and always wearing our helmet. There was a funny bit when Edwint said that it was okay, if you were running a minute late, to speed through the red light! All the adults just about fell off their chairs and said that his Mummy was in big trouble!

I zoomed about on my bike and stopped at the red lights when I noticed them, but I don't think I stayed to the left very much. I kept forgetting where my left was. Most of the other kids had bigger bikes than mine, so Mum asked the man if I could try one of the school's bikes, which I did. I was very wobbly and kept yelling at Mum to keep holding on, but I did okay. I was happy to get back on my trike, though.

Grampa went home today. I got to have some nice cuddles and play with him, but I'm glad to have my room back.

Monday, November 22, 2004
Last weekend we all went to Trinity Fair. I love going to fairs - I got to go to another one this weekend with Nan, but it wasn't quite as good as the Trinity one. I slid down the longest slide I've ever seen. I was a bit anxious at first, and clung to the hesian bag as I slid down the first time, but after that I went up another three times by myself and loved it. All the other kids around me were about twice my size, but that was okay; I could see Mum and Dad and Jaz from the top so I was happy.

We also went into the petting zoo where I fed some goats some dry grass. I patted them on the neck and also patted the alpaca and some chickens, although I wasn't game to hold a chicken. Daddy did that so Jaz and I could pat it. Actually, the best bit of that fair came afterwards when we stopped down the street for a fruit smoothie from Boost and a chocolate bilby from Haigh's! Yum.

I'm loving being able to play out the back in the sandpit with Jasmine. It's rained such a lot recently, but over the last week we've been able to play outside a lot, and we love it. Our favourite thing to do is to half fill some cups and bowls with sand, then pour some water in with it to make apple pies, or banana and strawberry smoothies. I then present Mum with a cup and tell her, 'here you go Mum, it's a strawberry smoothie, with chocolate!' and she pretends to eat it. Jazzie didn't understand the pretend bit for a while, but I think she's stopped eating the sand now. When we get bored of making food, we get handfuls of wet sand and throw it at the house walls. The blobs stick to the bricks and make funny patterns. He he! A few times Mum has made me clean it off with the broom. She doesn't understand good artwork when she sees it.

Tuesday, November 16, 2004
'Mum, I'm a bit anxious.'


'Cos, I'm a bit fragiled.'

Thursday, November 11, 2004
We've been talking a bit about what to do for my birthday party. I keep changing my mind about what I want, and, really, I don't mind too much, as long as my friends are there. I'd like to go to the Tram Museum, but then this morning I said to Mum, 'Mum, we could have my birthday at the park next to our house. Have a picnic an' watch the cricket!' I nodded and smiled enthusiastically to really get the message across. Mum wrote down my suggestion, so that's good.

We have lots of spiders at our new house. Sometimes cobwebs appear between the plants in the front yard and they're always on the windows. Jazzie likes looking at them too. This morning we'd been outside when I heard Mum ask where Jazzie was. I replied, 'She's outside looking at a cob from a cobweb.' Then I saw one in the toilet and said, 'Daddy look at that: Daddy's longlegs'.

Tuesday, November 09, 2004

Sunday, November 07, 2004
Each evening for the last couple of weeks Daddy and I have been sitting down together to watch Dr Who. It's great fun! I don't always understand what's going on, so I ask Daddy, 'What's he saying?' 'Where's the dalek?' 'Is that Dr Who?' 'Is that a Sultaren?' Then I run about yelling, 'Stermistek! Estermistek! Exsterminek!' I put a rubber glove on my hand and a bowl over my head when I pretend to be a Sultaren. This morning Daddy and I made a dalek by turning over the washing basket, sticking the whisk in the side and putting a bowl on the top. Then we went and exterminated Mummy!

But before we exterminated her we pretended to be Ghostbusters and got a wooden spoon each to zap her with. Then we wrestled her into a Tupperware container and closed the lid! Yep, Ghostbusters was on TV last night!

I'm starting to think up some pretty good answers when Mum and Dad ask me things. I was eating dinner one night - it was sausages and tomato sauce - and when I was finished I told them, 'I ate so well!' and took my plate to the kitchen. Daddy looked over to where I had dinner on my blue table and saw the tomato sauce up the wall. He asked, 'Did you put that there?' I thought quickly and replied, 'No. It got a ladder and climbed up by itself.' I was very pleased with that answer!


Taking in the view with Dad at Sandringham beach

A sort of preview birthday cake...(I turn 5 tomorrow!!!)

We're Dixie and Pumpy

Looooove the Kew Traffic School

We got you, Uncle Ad, now give up!

Are we too cool, or what?!

Watching the ducks on a breezy day...but nothing stops me from wearing my muscle shirt.

I'm not dizzy, no, no...

Whoaah!! Grampa made this for me!

Night-night, Mummy!

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