A fire breathing dragon captured on camera! I think this is super cool! I squealed like a kid every time I saw that dragon breathe fire. I have become a 10 year old myself for the past 3 days, trying various magic spells with M’s wand (btw, it’s not an ordinary wand, it’s a special wand that found her), eating chocolate frogs, peppermint toads and sticky toffee pudding, drinking lots of butter beer, riding the Hogwarts Express and screaming ‘Expecto Patronum’ at the dementors, going on creepy rides with my daughter (ok, it was only one but it IS a big deal for me), trying out various toys at Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes and much more. M adopted a Pygmy Puff yesterday and named her Fizzy Wizzy at the adoption ceremony. The highlight of this trip according to her was her getting picked for a wand fitting session at Olivander’s. This was such a happy memory for her that she kept telling me repeatedly that she can’t believe that she got picked. I have so many happy memories that I cannot begin to list them here. If I were to pick, the happiest for me was when Mr Olivander came over to M, asked her for her name and said ‘Oh, I have been waiting for you’ and she was so surprised that she said ‘you were?’ which brought out a collective laugh from the crowd there. That naive expression on her face at that particular moment is etched in my memory forever.
It’s back to the muggle world for us today. We spent 90% of our time at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter during this trip. We barely did anything else because that’s all M wanted to do. I was just happy being with her and sharing her excitement and sense of wonder. Looking forward to being reunited with the rest of the family. So blessed!
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