Tuesday, August 3, 2010

A Very Harry Summer

So, we are all obsessed with Harry Potter. Again.

Only, this time Owen is old enough to enjoy, too; it is just so much fun. Here are some pics of our particular brand of Pottermania:



That's the Hogwarts Owen and I made early on in the summer - when we found out that they're re-releasing Harry Potter legos! Notice the Durmstrang ship in the lake? Owen's.



That's Owen as a Death Eater, a costume he made with the help of his Auntie Lena. Check out the eyeliner veins!



Yes, I knitted them owls... they 'arrived' on the mornings of the boys' birthdays with certificates from Eeylops Owl Emporium.



Here's Luke with his new screech owl...



... and Owen with Barney, the barn owl.

Lastly, here are a few Potter-related links -

Owen was super-sick last week, with a high fever, the most lethargic I've ever seen him. Usually when we listen to Harry Potter on CD, Owen is jumping around, or playing with lego, or something; I couldn't stand just watching him lie on the couch, so I thought back to my own childhood. When I was sick, it was all about paper dolls. A quick Google search brought up Madame Malkin's Robes for All Occasions, a virtual universe of paper dolls with clothes and accessories for all four Hogwarts houses! It is awesome, there is simply no other word.

We also used these directions to make our own fantastic Marauder's Map.

And no paper doll collection would be complete without this, the Severus Snape paper doll. I got a total kick out of the gray skivvies (Luke theorized that maybe there's a Permanent Sticking Charm on them, hence the color) and the Hawaiian beachwear. Imagine Snape at the beach!

Once again, J.K. Rowling's amazing universe is making us muggles feel better, even when we are sick.

10 comments:

Sparklee said...

I love the owls! And I'm sure they do, too!

Rana said...

Hope Owen is feeling better now. The owls are really cool. I liked doing paper dolls. What a great thing to bring back for your kiddos. I will have to check out that site.

topsy-techie said...

You KNITTED them OWLS???!!! My god woman, you are absolutely putting the other mommies of the world to shame. ((i'll be in basement crying now))

jugglingpaynes said...

Good to see a new post from you! You remind me of the year I did a Harry Potter camp for my son. Included in his day were the care and keeping of magical creatures (feed the cats), potions (cooking) and broomstick lessons (sweeping the floor.) He never had so much fun doing chores!

Great owls!

Peace and Laughter,
Cristina

Karen said...

Sparklee - thanks, they do love them. And if you can make a ten-year-old boy happy with a knitted owl, I'd say you are doing pretty well :-)

Rana - yes, Owen is all better, back to his usual, Tiggerish self! Still enjoying the paper dolls, he loves to tell people about Snape's gray underwear.

Topsy - please, please come out of the basement! Knitting silly things like owls is my version of finding every waterfall within 300 miles of my home; if I didn't do it, I wouldn't be happy. :-)

Cristina - Harry Potter camp, eh? That could be August's big fun thing...

Sparklee said...

My husband and my mom are addicted to Harry Potter books. I guess the kids and I need to get on the bandwagon--it looks like fun!

Susan said...

Sheesh, my response to sickness is usually, yay! an excuse for everyone to lie on the couch and watch videos, not, Welcome kids to Mama's Magical Craft Emporium! You rock. Awesome owls.

Karen said...

Sparklee - definitely, do it. It is fun!

Susan - the thing was, he looked like he wanted amusement but was too weak to find it himself. When he started crying because he was afraid he wouldn't be able to walk (delerium, I think), I knew I needed to do something.

Firefly Mom said...

OMG - You are definitely going to win the award for Best Mommy of the Year!!

Firefly Mom said...

P.S. I'll be in the basement, crying with Topsy...