Monday, 9 June 2008

her favourite things...two



Yesterday Minnie declared (at 6.00am) that she wanted to go to a museum to see a dinosaur. According to Minnie, museums are only about dinosaurs - one of her favourite things. So off we went to the Australian Museum here in Sydney for the last day of the special dinosaur exhibition. Although a bit scary in places, Minnie really enjoyed it. She also loved the Skeleton Room and found the display with the skeleton reading the newspaper, skeletal dog by his side with the cat chasing the rat (both skeletons) of particular interest. When we left the lines were out the door and around the corner. Of course we felt very smug for getting there super early - there are advantages to having a toddler that thinks 5.30am is a sleep in...


Then Minnie requested one of her other favourite things - Yum Cha! We never argue with this request. Love it, love it and Marigold is fabulous. Who doesn't love all those gorgeous little parcels filled with delights. We ate our own weight in dim sum last year in Hong Kong (as Minnie is demonstrating in the photo). When we where in Melbourne last month we practically lived at the Shanghai Dumpling House - so cheap and really very good. When I am feeling full of spare time, I make our own at home. My attempts never look as good but still taste great. My husband is off to China next week - I am very envious...

I love hearing about your little people and their favourite things - don't you love how they get fixated on something new for a while? Minnie can keep dim sum on the favourites list forever...

7 comments:

Poppy & Mei said...

GGRRRRRAAAAWWWWWWW!!!!!!
Yummy!
& at our place?
Multiple walks around the block for Mei & "Mumma!" for Poppy...Xxx

Poppy & Mei said...

Oh yes!
Jump on the plane with the 'big H' & get off at my place. It's just across the road & you can help me pack! ;) Xxx

Jo said...

My kids love the skeleton on the bike too!! And Yum Cha of course, especially the Marigold which has been our favourite for years!! Only 5 weeks till we go to Hong Kong, any Yum Cha favourites?

E and T said...

I love this age when children are so clear about their likes and dislikes.

The museum is always a great outing, child friendly and there is always something to explore. How did Minnie come to like dinosaurs? My little girl has a bag of soft dinosuars that she just loves as well and carries around with her.

Love
Elise

Michelle said...

thanks so much for the info on the gocco machine. had a really good look at the link.she did say the gocco machine will not be in production for much longer so this is worrying me.especially for supplies in the future.but i must admit she has some really nice stuff for sale.had some feedback on another machine sold in australia called a neecho will need to look into it.thanks so much for your response.

Tyler said...

thanks so much for visiting my blog. and yours is quite nice too! another aussie with a beautiful story to tell. must plan a trip down under as it seems to be full of fabulously creative women/moms. and that dino museum would be right up my little one's alley just about now. we are currently fascinated with band-aids and dandelions.

Nikki (Mother of the Devil Child) said...

Wow - she likes such awesome stuff!

Hannah's favourite things are 2 minute noodles (bleugh) and anything to do with princesses (double bleugh).