Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Museum of Science in Boston and more Harry Potter

Last Friday (Feb. 19th) we decided to take a trip to Boston and go to the Museum of Science. They were having a Harry Potter exhibit, and we thought after a Harry Potter party and a week long Harry Potter movie fest, it was just the topper we needed. And no trip to Boston is complete with out swinging in to Trader Joe's to load up on our favorite goodies!

A Harry Potter Party on Valentine's day...

Instead of passing around paper Valentine's, we decided to have a rip roaring Harry Potter party. We had the "Three Broomsticks" and "Honeydukes" (with licorice wands, caundron cakes, and Berty Bott's Everyflavor beans") We made quills to write with, and everyone ran about casting spells with their wands. Everyone dress up too, even dad! After much searching for a bit, I found a recipe for Butterbeer which was pretty tasty:
1-2 TBSP butterscotch ice cream topping warmed up
1 tsp butter melted
1 cup cream soda or club soda
mix well and enjoy.
We used the cream soda, but i think the club soda would have been better, it was a bit too sweet.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

At the Children's Museum

A few weeks ago while Audrey and Logan went to a writing workshop put on by the Telling Room (http://tellingroom.org/ ), the little boys, Mike and I went to the Children's Museum in Portland (http://www.childrensmuseumofme.org/ ). I think they had a great time... learned about dinos, climbed rock walls, worked in a soda shop. A really nice way to spend the day.

Board games

Some of our favorite co-operative games.