After leaving Cheddleton we set of in the car for Uncle Michael’s and Auntie Alison’s as we were finally going to meet our new cousin Joseph, who was born 3 weeks ago. Mummy (Alli) is the only one from our family that has met Joseph and we were very jealous. Mummy (Alli) had shown us some photos of Joseph that she took when she visited him on the day that he was born and we knew he looked cute on them but we really really really wanted to meet him in person and give him lots of huggles.
We arrived at our destination at 5:30pm and couldn’t wait to get out of the car and into the house, Uncle Michael greeted us at the door and we rushed to take our shoes off and run up the stairs to see Joseph, who was apaprently sleeping in his moses basket in the lounge. Unsurprisingly Daddy (Tim) was straight in there for a cuddle of his new nephew, little Joseph looked so small when he was having his first cuddle with Uncle Tim.
Shortly after arriving at Uncle Michael’s and Auntie Alison’s we had to get ready to go out for dinner, but not before we had all had a cuddle with Joseph. We had to sit down on the sofa and Mummy (Alli) and Daddy (Tim) helped us hold Joseph properly and then we each had a photo taken of our first cuddle with Joseph. When the cuddles were over Mummy put Joseph into his very snuggly blue outdoor suit which had little ears on it that made him look like Daniel’s blue bear and then he was put into his pram, which Daniel insisted on pushing all the way to the pub and back. Daniel was surprisingly very good at pram pushing and didn’t bounce Joseph up and down too many kerbs, apparently he has been practicing recently helping Linda push the pram to school.
We were all very well behaved in the pub even Joseph who slept whilst we all ate our dinners. Emilie had a little incident before we started eating when she managed to knock a whole glass of coke over which spilt all over poor Auntie Alison. We had to do lots of mopping up with napkins and the floor had to be mopped as well, the only good thing was that Emilie hadn’t knocked it over Joseph who she was also sat next too! The food was delicious and anything we couldn’t finish Uncle Michael was only to happy to help us with including Emilie and Josh’s homemade chicken nuggets and Emilie’s chocolate brownie, but there was no way he was getting any of Josh’s valinna (this is how JOsh says vanilla) ice cream, which he ate so quickly he gave himself brain freeze on more than one occassion.
Just as we were eating our desserts Joseph woke up for his milk so we helped Auntie Alison give Joseph his bottle and then when he had finished we all walked home with Daniel pushing the pram again.
When we got back to the house we had to get changed into our pyjamas which proved to be quite entertaining as Charlie the cat insisted on chasing both Josh and Emilie around as they were trying to take their clothes off, it was a sight to behold watching Charlie jumping and chasing after a naked Josh and Emilie. Eventually we managed to get Charlie out of the room and pyjamas were put on and then after our cups of milk we went to be in our new ready beds – Star Wars Clone Wars for Daniel, High School Musical for Emilie and Spiderman for Joshua. Daniel volunteered to sleep in with Joseph and keep him company during the night – he really is the doting older cousin!
When Emilie & Josh woke up in the morning they discovered that Daniel hadn’t had much sleep, just like Uncle Michael and Mummy, Joseph had woke up once to be fed (by Uncle Michael) and once to have his nappy changed (By Mummy). Daniel didn’t mind at all though and even volunteered that when Joseph comes to stay at our house next week he can share his bedroom. When everyone was out of bed Uncle MIchael set about making the traditional Sunday morning sausage sandwiches, which we all demolished and then it was time for Uncle Michael & Auntie Alison to open the presents that we had chosen for Joseph.
The presents we had chosen were:
Daniel – Soft leather shoes with rockets on that Uncle Michael thought were individual finger gloves
Emilie – A cuddly bunny rabbit with a blue crocheted cardigan, which went straight into Joseph’s moses basket
Joshua – A bib with teddy bears on
Mummy (Allison) & Daddy (Tim) – A suit saying “My Daddy Rocks”, matching bibs and a blanket with different labels all around the edge, that they have said Auntie Alison and Uncle Michael are NOT to pinch from Joseph. Mummy (Alli) and Daddy (Tim) had already sent some other presents down in the post for Joseph.
When the present unwrapping was finished it was time for us to pack up or belongings to come home, before we left we all had one more huggle with Joseph and then it was time for us to leave and make our way back up north.
The 3pks verdict on Joseph their new cousin is that he is very cute and they love him very much and can’t wait for him to come and stay at our house, and neither can Mummy – she is counting the days until the 30th December when Joseph is coming to stay!