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...
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!