Thursday, January 13

The Family at Hogwarts

One of the highlights and most stressful parts of our trip to Orlando was...

HARRY POTTER LAND.

My family can be quite serious about amusement parks--we arrived at Universal a half hour before it opened and power walked to THE WIZARDING WORLD OF HARRY POTTER.  Finley did NOT like being rushed through the park and only wanted me to carry him which made it very difficult for me to keep up with my speedy family.

We finally got to Hogwarts.  Isn't it majestic?



We waited in a relatively short 30 minute line as I realized that expectant mothers are NOT supposed to go on the ride.  And I REALLY wanted to go.  Sol and I waited with Finley in the baby swap area while my family went on the ride to let us know if they thought it was safe for us.  My sister (the doctor) and my mother told me they didn't think I should go.  I was sad.  So Sol went on the ride without me to double check it's safety--and my brothers snuck on a second time.  Sol's verdict: it was safe.  So my dad and Laura snuck back on with me.  (WE ARE SNEAKY.)  I loved it and it was awesome.

The whole little Hogsmeade village was chaotic--you couldn't go in a shop or walk in a straight line through it--but it was magical.  We didn't spend much time there because it was a little stressful with Finley and there were other rides to conquer.  But we did take this sweet family picture in front of the pretty snow capped buildings in the little village.



It was so fun to take Finley to Harry Potter's house (at least that's what I kept telling him) even if he didn't enjoy it quite as much.

Go see sweet pictures of other people embracing their kiddos at the link below.



13 comments:

  1. such a great photo! :) congrats on your pregnancy...hope you're feeling well!

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  2. Love you post and picture. Living in O-town make you jagged when it comes to the theme parks since majority of us has passes, so its nice to see other enjoying it for the first time.

    Adorable pic. And may I say the nicest dressed couple I have ever seen at a theme park ;-)

    xo

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  3. cute pic! nice "embrace" moment!

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  4. Beautiful photo and what a fun experience!

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  5. I love the light in the picture of the 3 of you. Super cute!

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  6. Those are beautiful photos...but what really caught my eye was your great hair cut! I'm thinking of getting a pixie cut...do you like it?

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  7. Cute pic of the 3 of you and seriously, what a gorgeous castle :)

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  8. Great pictures! Lucky Duck ... I want to go there SO bad :)

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  9. oh my goodness i love your lil' man's argyle sweater in the header, so cute! Hogwarts is huge!

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  10. Looks like fun! I think we are going to try to make it there this year...
    Great family photo! =)

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  11. okay 1. you should have told me you were coming to orlando, i could have met you and given you a high five.
    and 2. i feel the need to rub it in your face that i got into harry potter world, for free...and got to the front of all the lines...thanks to a friend here who's father in law is the ceo of universal.
    sorry, i'm mad that you didn't tell me you were coming.

    but cute photos :) isn't hogwarts magical?

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  12. CUUUUTE family!! Looks like one magical place!! LOVE it!

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