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Friday, July 15, 2011

The Boatwrights and Harry

 Ready for the movie today

As most of you know from the many themed posts over the years, we are a Harry Potter family.
It's the one series of books we've all 4 read.
And we all loved them.

The boys spent their 3rd grade years immersed in 4400 pages of Harry, Ron and Hermione.

It's amazing that this series crosses ages, genders, and interests so well.
I don't think I'd ever read fantasy before, and was pretty sure I had no interest.
And Brennan had never read fiction until he picked up Book 1.
Harry Potter is just different.  And good.

I caught up on the books in 2006-2007 just as the 7th book was coming out.
Thomas and I went to the local book launch party at the old Commons Mall.
We stayed up until 12:00 (really late when you're 7!) and were second in line to pick up The Deathly Hallows at 12:01 a.m.

Here's Thomas with "Professor Trelawney" having his fortune read

Watching a Quidditch match

The first time we drank Butter Beer

Olivanders was there making wands for all the kids.
We still have our wands!

Tons of people were dressed up

Today the 8th movie comes out and the Boatwrights are headed to the theater.  Even dad's taking off work a little early to join us.  We can't wait!

We had Vacation Bible School at church this week and I was the director. 
Thomas worked with the drama/Bible stories group and Brennan attended. 
If it wasn't for the busy VBS schedule, at least a couple of us would have been at the midnight showing last night.

Our local theater played Deathly Hallows Part 1 at 9:00 and then showed Part 2 at midnight.
There were prizes for costumes, impersonations, skits, etc.
I heard it was a blast!

As "it all ends" with the last movie, it's sad not to have a new book or movie to look forward to.  But I'm sure I'll relive it again through the books and movies and always, always be grateful to Jo Rowlings for creating such a fun world that we've all enjoyed being a part of as a family.

1 comment:

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I know the boys truly enjoyed the movie. It was written for the fans of the books, because nothing was explained. DId you notice that you never heard the word "horcrux?"