In other news....my son and I are counting down the days to Friday, when Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 1) opens. We already have our tickets and as we've done in the past we dress up our car to look like The Knight Bus (on the inside) and we make little Honeydukes bags that we fill with our own kettlecorn and snacks that we sneak into the theatre in one of my carpet bags!
It's so strange to think that this is already the final film. Harry Potter literally defined my son's childhood. From the time we started reading the first book together when he was 6 to this day, Sebastian has been completely immersed in the whole Potter universe. I really believe it's why he is such a great reader and student. It fueled his imagination (and mine) which gave him the tools to use his creativity in different aspects of his life.
Over the years we've attended midnight book releases and opening day for the movies together. We scoured thrift shops, used bookstores and Ebay for Potter treasures and we have our annual HP birthday event every summer. I will really miss Harry and the magic he's brought to our muggle lives the last decade. In a way it also means the end of my son's childhood so it's bittersweet. But I will always be grateful for the magical memories and whenever I hear that now iconic music (Hedwig's Theme) it brings me back again to the very beginning.
Oh the pics are from my son's room. That's part of his HUGE Potter collection. The Daily Prophet is one he made for one of our summer events, and the last pic is part of a mural I painted on his wall a few years ago.