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First off – can’t believe it’s already DECEMBER…and 2 days from JANUARY! Man we’re slackers at updating our lives on here! So, without further complaining…we’ll launch back in time to November…

Sophia turned WHAT!! NINE!! Can’t believe it! Her new (well it’s been a good year or so) favorite thing is HARRY POTTER. She’s currently about 3/4 of the way through book 4. So, per her request, we threw her a SUPER DUPER Harry Potter party. Full of hand made wands, House colored scarves, a potions and spells class, a real live sorting hat (voiced by Sam Dickson through a cell phone on speaker), a brick wall at platform 9-3/4’s, a game of quidditch, etc…

The potions class was definitely the hit (well – besides the LOADS OF SUGAR they swallowed!) of the party. We got some dry ice and bubble solution mixed with all sorts of nasty things I could find at WEGMAN’S – gave them all Harry Potter-ish name’s (ie Hippogriff gizzards for Smoked Oysters, Bloodworms for spaghetti and tomato sauce) – the bubbles were GREAT!

We did find out that our house isn’t quite big enough for an indoor Quidditch match. Lost count of the injuries – but it was higher than the score I’m pretty sure!

anyway – the pictures tell it much better than I do!