Saturday, July 28, 2007

Harry Potter Weekend

Last Friday my friend Ashley came over to babysit and mommy and daddy snuck out to go to a party in Coolidge Corner. They filled me in on the details though. Apparently some big book came out last weekend called Harry Potter 7, and lots of people were excited about it. Mommy and daddy too apparently, as the party was called Potterpalooza.

First they had butterbeer ice cream at JP Licks then went off on a magical quest/scavenger hunt/putting stickers on paper. I'm not quite sure which one sounds the most exciting. I think stickers.

One stop they went to was this place called Party Favors. Mommy and Daddy had to choose cupcakes corresponding to the houses in the book.

Harry Potter themed cupcakes at Party Favors
Hufflepuff, Ravensclaw, Slytherin and Gryffindor cupcakes.

Mommy took Gryffindor and daddy chose Slytherin. He claims the Gryffindor had run out, but I think there's something he's not telling me.

Later mommy got a pair of glasses from the cupcake place and a tattoo on her forehead from a salon.

Mommy as Harry Potter
I don't know who this is

On Saturday when we were out, a special package came in the mail. It was brought by an owl.

Yay! The book arrives!
Hmm, what could this be?

Daddy couldn't wait to get his hands on it.
Mommy said it was "Harry Potter 7". I can't read but I'm pretty sure that's what it says.

Daddy was so excited that he started reading it when he got home from work. He just finished it yesterday. Now it's mommy's turn. When is it going to be my turn?

Sunday was not a very Harry Potter day, but it was fun anyway. In the morning we went for a walk around a pond.

Hiking at Cutler Park
Pretty flowers by the lake

I'm asleep in the carrier, again!
I took a snooze in the Ergo carrier

After the walk, I drove us to lunch at Margaritas.

I get to drive?!!
Don't worry. I didn't have a margarita before I drove.

Margarita's is right on the water so afterwards we took our leftover tortilla chips and fed the ducks and geese.

Feeding geese and ducks our leftover tortilla chips
Mommy and me feeding the geese. Somehow the rest of the chips magically disappeared after we fed a few to the birds.

Then we went across the street to the most amazing toy store I've ever been to. It's called the Construction Site, and they have all kinds of trains and building stuff.

Cool ferris wheel
This is a "ferris wheel" built out of something called K'nex. I'm way too young for it, but it looked really cool anyway.

So you mean I can't get these?
Ooh... trains! What does it say on the top?

I played on their train tables for a long time, and finally mommy and daddy had to drag me from the store. Oh well. I know where it is, and I can drive now!


Jennifer said...

sounds like a great weekend owen! trust me, you will love harry potter when you're old enough to read about him :)

oakmonster said...

Now that you're talking Potter (and kudos for being even a bigger Potter Geek than me!), you HAVE to see HP5 on IMAX 3D if you can!

Una Bruno said...

Hey Owen! Wow - I hardly recognize you - you're so big now!!! Your life looks like so much fun. Did you know I am going to be a big sister in December??? So far I love the new baby, but we'll see how that goes when it's actually playing with my toys...
So your mom is studying for her Hawaii teaching certificate??? Are you going to move there? If so, I want to come visit you for sure!
Big hugs from your pal, Una