Monday, July 23, 2007

The Monday After

We finished reading the Deathly Hallows yesterday, I enjoyed it immensely, and I think we all feel better knowing what became of Harry! This morning it's back to life as usual after several weeks of crazy. We re-arranged the bedrooms so that the girls now have a "dormitory" where they will all sleep and a "playroom" where they can spread out and do their thing. We have before and during pictures, but no after pictures yet because the work is still in progress. We also spent a nice week at Grandpa Jim and Grandma Jo's house where we visited with Aunt Lena and Baby Katherine.

This morning Sophie and Ellie had a snack outside on the grassy knoll.

And Ellie made this picture of Harry Potter (in the center), and his friends Ron (on the left) and Hermione (on the right, wearing her "time stopper" around her neck.) The squares at the bottom are the steps, according to Ellie, I think this is a scene from The Prisoner of Azkaban movie. I thought it was remarkable for a just barely 3-year-old.

Here I go to try and clean up the house!
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Saturday, July 21, 2007

We have it.

The Deathly Hallows is here. We attended a book release party at Borders last night, that was really late and crowded and loud, but I think we had fun. Margaret dressed as Luna Lovegood and Sophie and Ellie went as Winky and Dobby. Anna went as the cute, sleepy baby in the sling, and Tony and I were very convincingly dressed as Muggles.

Winky and Dobby attracted so much attention that everywhere we went people were exclaiming about the cute little house elves, and asking if they could have their picture taken with them. One girl tried to give Dobby a sock, but Winky and Dobby were getting pretty tired and cranky and wishing everyone would leave them alone, so they wouldn't accept the clothes.

Most importantly, though, we have the book in our hot little hands and Margaret and I are reading it in turns. We'll post more about our recent adventures in a few days when we've reached the end!

Monday, July 2, 2007