Monday 9 November 2009

Adventuring in the city.

Sometimes, it's easy to forget that for small children, even the 'everyday' is exciting.

Ever since we saw The Wind in the Willows last year, the girls like to say whe are going on an adventure, like Mr Toad, when we go out for the day.

For our adventure yesterday we drove to East Melbourne and caught a tram into the city (the trip would probably take about an hour from home, which is a little too long for the very busy smallest person to sit still).

We visited the Myer windows which this year feature the very non-traditional Christmas story 'Olivia Helps with Christmas'.

It's been noted before that we are Olivia fans in this house so we knew the small folk would delight in this.

and they did...

At the end of the windows it was asked where the next story was...

From there we went to visit the man in the red suit.
One of the girls asked him for a fluffy toy for our cat Molly.

It seems not to matter to her that Molly died in March, apparently we can send her the toy.
She also asked for a scooter for her little sister because she doesn't have one.
Nothing for herself.

The other wants a big basketball "like mummy's".
It seems she's ready to move on from the small one we bought her.

We then each chose one special decoration to put on the tree when we set it up next month.
A small child confronted with choice can take a while to make a decision...

To finish the morning off we shared a couple of milkshakes, had a walk through the gardens, then caught the tram again.

Cheap and easy entertainment.
They couldn't decide what they enjoyed the most.

PS - oh yeah - and the hats were as easy as everyone said - great pattern Toni!


cherri said...

Wow - it was so hot yesterday - you were keen spending it in the city! Looks like you had a great time - the outfits are gorgeous - which dresses are they?

I will have to take the kids to see the it wrong that I am not thinking of Christmas just yet?

Glad you had a great day!

Unknown said...

The girls look gorgeous in their hats and dresses. Are the Myer Christmas windows up ALREADY?

Cass said...

Sounds like a great day, I hope we have Olivia too this year. I love the outfits and the hats.

Kate said...

Sounds like the best day! We love Olivia too and will definitely need to schedule in a Myers visit. The hats look fantastic and those dresses!! I love them. What pattern did you use?

Beck said...

What a fun day. You have reminded me that my youngest would love the myer windows, something I forget about now we live in the country. I'll have to make a beeline for them and maybe a visit to Santa too. Lovely post xo

Little Munchkins said...

I have never been to see the window displays though I have heard great things about it in the past. If I have time, I will try to make a visit to the Myer this year.

I noticed the hats straightaway! Looks great on. Must give my pattern a go....before summer is over.

Natalie said...

Santa comes to Adelaide this weekend, with the pageant in the city on Saturday so we will be making a trip is soon to see him, we can't wait!!

Great job on the hats and dresses too, the girls look lovely!

make it perfect said...

So exciting...wish we had big Christmas displays down here to take the kids to - they would love it!

The hats look cute do the girls look all dressed up!???


Penny said...

That sounds like a fun day! I haven't seen the Christmas windows for a couple of years, I should this year!

Lily Mulholland said...

And don't the girls look gorgeous in their dresses?! That reminds me, must take Rom to the windows when we're down at Christmas.

Sarah-Jo said...

love the dresses and sunhats! Fabulous!

My kids would love this modern christmas Olivia display what fun!

Ellieboo said...

Sounds like a great day in the city - love the hats, they look fantastic.

Nikki said...

That is one of those adventures that will be talked about for many years. Such a great thing to do with your girls, especially the tram ride.

Karen they look gorgeous in their mumma-made outfits and hats. I hope you stopped a few times and admired your handywork.

I love the wishes to Santa and that the girls bought one thing each for the tree. Is/will this be an annual tradition?

Becky said...

Christmas is getting so close!! The girls look like they had a great time :) We love Olivia here too.