FC: Joshua's First Christmas - and other first things... Where Joshua, Jett, Dad and Mum get on a plane and visit Perth
1: We left home on December 23 and flew all night. It was early in the morning when we got to Perth and there were Polly and Ant waiting for us. We were tired and I was a bit grumpy.
2: I was much too small to decorate so I played on Ant's bed. That was a first! | When we woke up it was Christmas Eve and Mum and Dad went off shopping. Polly got Jett to decorate the tree.
3: Polly and Ant live in an apartment. I played on the balcony and I wasn't even scared or anything. | Polly dressed me like Santa and my Aunty Rikki came over. As you can see I was pretty excited. Seeing my Aunty was a definite first!
4: That night Jett and I had to go to bed early. I didn't know what all the fuss was about but I saw Jett put out some food for Santa. He got garlic bread and a mince pie. The reindeer got carrots and an apple. I'm not sure if that was a first for Santa!
5: Santa left footprints all over Polly's floor but the best thing was he left me a BIG bag of presents. I was AMAZED! So this is Christmas I thought to myself! I really like it!
6: Everyone started to open presents and soon we were surrounded by toys and paper.
7: Ant helped Jett with his presents while I played with my favourite toy. A soft turtle. It made a funny scrunching sound. Hmmmmm...that's a first I said to myself! | Dad carved the ham for lunch. I think mummy must have been in bed still!
8: I haven't mentioned how hot it was have I. It was nothing like the picture here. It ended up being the hottest Christmas Day EVER! 44 degrees. We all had to get ready to spend the day at Matilda Bay. Lots of my relatives were going to be there. I wanted to swim.
9: Polly took me swimming. Mummy and Jett floated and Daddy stood in the water talking to Uncle Rob and trying to cool off. I think being in the Swan River was a first for Dad, it sure was for me!
10: I sat in the shade under the tree while Jett played with his new truck and Polly found a spot by the water.
13: As Christmas Day wore on it just got hotter and hotter and HOTTER. Polly pushed me in my pram and I slept for a bit but I couldn't get comfortable so I had a bit of a winge and Mum said, "Polly, I think Joshua needs to go home." Polly and Aunty Sarah took me back to the apartment and we turned the aircon on. | WHEW! I was VERY glad to be home. Polly put me in my cot and I went to sleep. ZZZzzzzzzzzz! My first Christmas over.
14: And then came another First for Joshua!
15: Joshua gets baptised. December 27, 2008 St. Patrick's Basilica, FREMANTLE
16: If I thought Christmas was exciting it was nothing like this day. I was the centre of attention ALL DAY! Now that was definitely a first!
17: It was another stinker of a day and Mum and Dad, Uncle Rob and Aunty Sarah and Aunty Rikki tried to shelter from the sun while Polly, Ant, Jett and I went to check the church out.
18: Mum dressed me in a flash white suit and I got to have stuff put on my head by a man dressed in fancy robes. Then he poured water on my head. That was a nice first, it cooled me down a bit. I was wishing he'd dunk me right in!
19: I had my photo taken with my big brother, Jett, Polly, Rikki, Rob and Sarah... | and with Mum and Dad
20: With all this attention on me, I bet you're wondering what Jett got up to! | He watched for a while... | Looked up and lay around... | and scratched his bum! I know that wasn't a first! I've seen him do that before.
21: Me playing | My cake | And then came the best bit! A party in the park! FIRST! | My Mummy | Jett cutting
22: What a day of firsts! I slept all night long I was so tired. I loved my holiday in Perth but it was nice to get home again. First things are good but I can't wait to do some things a second time!