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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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Monday, January 17, 2005
We drove to Adelaide yesterday. I can't believe that we sat in the car ALL day. Mum and Dad told me that it would take all day, but I didn't believe them. I started asking if we were there yet at our first play stop, which turned out to be Beaufort. I asked, maybe fifty or sixty times, 'Are we in Alelaide yet?' Mum or Dad would say, 'No, not yet', and I'd whine, 'Why?' They never had a good answer for that so I kept up with, 'I want to go to Alelaide,' and 'I want to see bike race, is it started yet?'

But the trip was kind of fun. Part of the way in Daddy gave Jazzie and me a bag each with all sorts of things to play with. We loved poking through the bags. There were books and stickers, new soft toys and phones. We were very happy with our phones; they make great noises and the back opens to a little space that had sultanas, magic coins and some tiny teddy biscuits. They're not in there anymore. I had fun peeling off stickers and sticking them on my legs, Jazzie's legs and on the car seat. Mum wasn't very impressed with the sticker that I put on her new handbag. She peeled it off and it left white bits all over it. He he.

But the best bit was the bag itself and a special t-shirt that was in it. The bag was a Thunderbirds back pack and I also got a bright blue t-shirt with Thunderbird One on it! I love it so much. I asked to put it on straight away and wore it for the rest of the day.

We had the best play at Keith. There was a railway with carriages that three kids could sit on. Some other kids were on it when we got there, but I joined in with them after first having a go with Daddy. We sat on the little carriages, then they started zooming along the track, down a few bumps, then up a few bumps. Then we turned around to go back again. I yelled at the other kids, 'Thunderbirds are GO!' It was really good when Daddy pushed us along; we went really quickly and the bumps made me jump up off my seat. That was worth driving to.

By the time we were nearly in Adelaide I was so bored. I was also hungry, but we had to wait until we got to our apartment before getting dinner. Mum and Dad did a really quick unload in the apartment, then we jumped back in the car to find somewhere to get fish and chips. That was all a bit scary because Daddy drove really quickly and then he and Mummy started yelling at each other. I don't see them yell at each other very often and I get scared when I do. Finally Daddy and I went into a shop to get food while Mum and Jazzie went back home. We had munchy food and all felt better afterwards. Mum and Dad stopped grumping at each other, so that was good.

After dinner Jaz and I had such fun playing together in the loungeroom before heading off to bed. I slept with Daddy and Mum slept with Jazzie, but I asked if I could sleep with Jazzie tonight.

This morning we had hot chocolate and the fattest raisin toast I've ever seen at The Store and then played in a great park around the corner. Mum perved on the footballers training in the park next to us while Jazzie and I ran around and mucked about. After a shop and a nap we headed off to Bridgewater Mill for lunch. Jazzie started crying and yelling in the car on the way so I tried to explain to her where we were going. I told her, 'Jazzie, we gotta have lunch at a hestorant.' She didn't stop crying until Daddy gave her a bit of sandwich, so I asked for food straight away too.

The lunch was so boring. Mum and Dad wanted to eat instead of play with us, so we got a bit narky. Plus they wouldn't give me much wine and I only got to eat about four biscuits, a few chocolates and some lemonade. I wanted more bribes than that. To show my irritation I blowed out through my straw instead of sucking in, which only made Daddy very angry at me. Jazzie threw everything she could on the floor, which made Mummy very angry. Then she drew on the tablecloth to top it off. He he. We got a few more mouthfuls of dessert and little chocolates before finally getting to play in the park next to the restaurant and look at the giant water wheel.

We got back to Adelaide really quickly thanks to me saying, 'Thunderbirds are GO!' as we drove onto the freeway. As soon as I said that we lurched forwards and zoomed along the road. Before we came home we went to the botanic garden and the conservatory and I loved them both. I ran almost non-stop with bare feet along all the paths and was so happy. Once we got home Jazzie and I romped about on the cushions and doona and had a great time again.

Our holiday has been great fun so far. I can't wait for the bike race to start.

Friday, January 14, 2005
Today I asked Daddy if I could have one of Mummy's chocolates.

Me: 'You can give me one, Dad'.

Daddy: 'No'.

Me: 'You can give me one when Mummy is not looking'

Daddy: 'Why would I do that?'

Me: 'Cause that's what people do! That's what Mummies and Daddies do.'

It didn't work. Maybe the fact that it was 6.30am worked against me...

Wednesday, January 12, 2005
I went to a party on the weekend. It was Sonja's birthday and there were heaps of adults and kids everywhere. Usually I get very shy when there are lots of people around, but the big kids looked like they were having such fun that I plucked up the courage to go and join them. They were throwing a ball into the bushes and watching while the dog, Maxine, ran in and found the ball, then brought it back again. I asked Mummy to ask them if I could play with them, and then I asked Daddy the same thing, but I ended up going over to them and joining in without any help. We all took it in turns to throw the ball and all clustered around to watch when Maxine pulled it out of the bushes. A couple of times I wasn't watching when it was my turn to throw, but a very nice girl held the ball out for me so I didn't miss my turn. It was a really great party, except I ate too many chips and drank too much fizzy drink and ended up feeling sick. I was very tired by the time we went home.

The next day Daddy and I went to see The Credibles. I love going to the movies with Daddy. It was good fun - I made Daddy sit in the front row so I had a really good view. And there weren't too many people around so I could run up and down the row a bit when I got bored. Plus we got the train there and back, which was just as much fun.

Jazzie, Mummy and I went to see Nan and Grandad yesterday. It was really, really hot so Nan let me run under the sprinkler! I loved it, but Jazzie wasn't so sure. We both love running around with no clothes on anyway. But they should have put the clothes back on Jazzie because she pooed on the carpet! It was funny to watch as Mummy, Nan and Grandad all raced around to clean up both Jaz and the carpet before the poo got spread any further. He he. I'd NEVER poo on the carpet.

After everything was clean again I announced, 'Mum, isn't it a great idea I get the toys out?' So Jazzie and I set about spreading the toys around the loungeroom floor as far as we could. We were both nearly asleep by the time we got home from our busy morning.

Sunday, January 09, 2005
I love to do exercising. I often show Mum and Dad new exercises that I make up; they're much more fun than the ones I see Mum and Dad doing. Today, while Daddy was lying on the floor and Mum was massaging him, I told Mum, 'I show you how to exercise. You gotta do sit-ups an' head-ups an' leg-ups and arm-straights'. They didn't seem too keen to try my new exercises at the time, but I'll keep at them.

Friday, January 07, 2005
We stayed at home all day today. I had most fun making car parks with my blocks for my trucks and rollers and diggers and helicopter to park in. I made really tall towers and then tried to keep Jazzie away from them until they fell down by themselves. We found some stickers of ABC TV favourites, so we stuck them on the blocks and made special carparks for the Teletubbies, the Bananas, for Angelina Ballerina and for Thomas the Tangine. Mummy hung around on the floor with me and I was very happy.

A bit later Jasmine and I were playing in the loungeroom; Jasmine had a sore foot and I was looking after her. I tucked her in under my doona on the floor and then decided that her foot needed a bandaid. I rushed off to the bathroom and rummaged around in the cupboard. All I found was a package that was long and thin, but I couldn't open it. I asked, 'Mum, can you open this?' but she refused and even took it away, so I asked, 'Mum, can you get a bandaid? You can be nurse'. Mum got me a bandaid, which I got open while Jazzie sat in front of me with her foot sticking out, then I stuck it on for her. As soon as I got it on Jazzie went and picked it off again, so I told her, 'I kiss your foot better' and I did. She was fine after that so we went and threw wet sand around outside. It was a fun day.

Wednesday, January 05, 2005
Mum thinks that Jazzie got a spider bite on her foot. I don't think so, so I told her, 'probly it was a mozzie bite, or a bird pick, or a branch, or a branch fell on her... hmmm.'

I have a new tactic for trying to stay up longer before going to bed for a nap or for the night. I get all cuddly and act very, very nicely, so that I'm no trouble at all and I can stay up. I say to Mum, 'Mum, I really, really love you,' and stroke her cheek. Who could resist that? Well, sometimes Mum does, but other times it works and I get to stay up longer. The other night I got to stay up really late with Daddy and we watched Innianna Jones and the Last Crusade. I kept asking, 'Who's that man? Is he a baddy? Who's that, Daddy? Where's the baddy going? Which one's his Daddy?' It was great fun.

Saturday, January 01, 2005
The Christmas tree has been and gone. I can't believe it all happened so quickly. One moment I was opening presents, then I was on the floor having a tantrum, now it's today and the tree is gone. At least I got some great presents. I think I like my new books the most, especially The Gruffalo and my Dizzy and Spike books.

Jazzie and I had fun yesterday arvo. We were dancing to music I played on my keyboard: we danced really fast to the quick beats, and really slowly to the slow stuff. Then we all fell down. We made mushy sand outside and threw it up in the air. The best fun was when we went into the bathroom together and closed the door. We were in there for about five minutes before Daddy poked his head in. I yelled at him, 'don't look at me, Dad!' and shut the door. Then Mummy came in and caught us in the act of squirting soap out of the bottle and wiping it in our hair. He he he. At least we had clean hands. I knew we had to wash our hands before dinner because we'd just drawn all over ourselves with textas and then mucked about in the dirt out the front. I had orange texta all over my face and Jazzie had blue over her face and arms. He he.

Every morning I wake Mummy at 5.30am by stroking her cheek. Why wouldn't she like to be woken that way? She still grumps at me to go back to bed, but at least she's not as grumpy as she used to be. That's something I guess. Daddy gets up with me at around 6.15 and we play together in my room until Jazzie wakes up. I love playing with Daddy in the mornings.

I'm really enjoying having a few days where we don't do anything much and just hang around at home. We squash the playdough, do some painting, watch some TV and hang about on the floor. I love it.


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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