Saturday, October 15, 2011

Harry Potter Days

What better way is there to spend a gorgeous, sunny, windy fall day than to celebrate Harry Potter Days?

We took the girls (who have no idea who Harry Potter is, by the way) to Chestnut Hill in Philadelphia to enjoy this special weekend event.  It was "open to Muggles," but the streets were filled with little wizards in black robes and yellow/burgundy striped scarves.

The absolute highlight for me was meeting Boo, Hedwig's sister, outside Stagecrafter Theater.
What an amazing creature!
She is 9 pounds, but can lift three times her weight with her talons.  She is 12-years old, and has been with her owner since before the age of 1.  And her life expectancy is 50 years, so as this falconer said, they will grow old together. 

The falconer lives in the Catskills, and apparently has several different birds, which she takes hunting around where she lives.  What a different way of life that would be!
We also visited the Hay Maze at Woodmere Museum, but were too cheap to pay the $8 per person tickets, so we just hung out on the periphery. 
Ahh, the joys of having 2- and 3-year olds who don't know any better!  (Well, truth be told, Katy was a little put out at not being able to enter the maze, but she enjoyed the giant sofa, chair, and coffee table made of hay off to the side, just the same!)
What have YOU enjoyed on this gorgeous fall day?


Sharne Davies said...

meeting up with girly friends in ILKLEY, West Yorkshire, UK. tea and cakes at Bettys (famous tea rooms in Yorkshire) Bit of shopping (shoes and handbags) bit of chatting and a general catching up of life. said...

What a wonderful way to spend the day!! Spending time with your children... priceless, always! :]

Parabolic Muse said...

Oh wow. That owl is awesome!!

Andria said...

Sounds like you had a lovely day, Sharne! Thank you for your visit; I hope you'll come again!

It won't be long, April, and you'll be enjoying autumn fun with that new little grandbaby of yours!

Its eyes and wings were amazing, Chris!