Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Welcome to Hogwarts!

    It's not every day a boy turns eleven.  Today was Connor's birthday.  My son has been a fan of Harry Potter since my husband paid him $5.00 to read the first book at the end of first grade.   He has been reading like crazy ever since.

    So it was no surprise when Connor, just like Harry before him, received an invitation to Hogwart's School of Witchcraft and Wizardry on his eleventh birthday.  Connor's invitation arrived by Owl Post in our mailbox on the Monday holiday when no post office mail was to be delivered.  The owl who delivered it left one of her very own feathers.


Source for Coat of Arms
            The invitation was signed by Deputy Headmistress Minerva McGonagall herself!

    The supply list and the required Course Books for first year students was included.  
     There was also a list of miscellaneous equipment that every young wizarding student needs!
Source TrainTicket
     Connor had a train ticket for the Hogwarts Express.  He was cautioned to arrive at the Kings Cross Station inconspicuously.  He should arrive by port key linked to a local stop sign, muggle transportation,  or to hook up the living room fireplace to the floo network.
     Everything was placed in a scrapbook.  Other pages had quotes from the Harry Potter books by Albus Dumbledore, Severus Snape, Hermione Granger, and Ronald Weasely.  A listing of useful spells completed the scrapbook.
     It was fun to put this together for our favorite Harry Potter fan.  
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