Bart's highlight of the whole trip, I think...
Ky selected a Willow wand
Kade got a Vine wand. This description fits him to a T!
The Gringotts ride was amazing! Even walking to where the ride starts was so much fun!
While the twins enjoyed the Harry Potter area, at least one of the adults had to be far away from there with Krew and Everly. This poor little guy was so scared, that he didn't even want to go on a simple ride that turned slowly around and went up and down. (Think Dumbo). I knew though, that if he refused to go on that ride, that he wouldn't want to go on any ride all day, and it would be a pretty miserable trip for all of us. So, I picked him up, ignored the kicking and screaming, as well as all the staring from the other people in line, and took him on the ride with me. Only a few seconds after it started, he stopped screaming. By the time the ride was done, he had calmed down. He didn't love it after that first time, but after riding it 2-3 more times that day, he decided he really like it. Sometimes us mommas have to be tough and do what we know is best for our stubborn, emotional children, am I right?
All the interactive wand stuff there may be a little gimmicky, and the wands might be overpriced, but we totally loved every minute of it! Even the adults had to take a turn with the wands. I'm sad that Krew wouldn't step foot in Diagon Alley again, because it really limited the time we had play with the wands and explore all the shops.
I wish I had a better picture of the boys' shirts, because they were pretty awesome. They each designed them on the computer and we cut their designs out of iron on vinyl. They did NOT want matching Disney shirts, but Harry Potter is apparently still cool for 11 year old boys.
Platform 9 3/4
Everly wasn't scared of anything, but there really weren't very many things that she could do there. Luckily she was mostly happy to just ride in the stroller and play with grandma and grandpa.
This is one of my favorite pictures from that day!