Monday, November 24, 2014

Happy 11th Birthday to Abby

One of the main reasons we took this trip now is it coincides nicely with Abby's Birthday!

She turns 11 today, which is simply amazing.

She's a darn good kid - smart, dedicated and hard-working, a great reader, well behaved and very observant.

Even at eleven, she still has a great capacity for wonder and excitement, without cynicism even as she often has a perfectly timed sarcastic or ironic line.

She was luckily picked to be the new wizard for the Ollivanders show, and she was the wizard to whom the wand called.

It was so very well done with the actor behind the counter doing it perfectly like the scene from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - having her cast spells at objects that then moved and had effects in response as he worked to find the right wand for her.  She loved every minute of it and believed it.  Of course, she had to buy the wand that selected her, and so it was done.

Even as she turns eleven and just lost a tooth, she still believes in the tooth fairy or at least she believes in the money that magically appears when she puts her tooth under her pillow.

Happy Birthday Abby, and we're going to do something special for you today on your birthday as well.


juvat said...

Happy Birthday, Abby. Glad you (all) had a great, fun, safe trip.

Aaron said...

Thanks Juvat! She's having a great time and the trip has been fantastic so far.

Murphy's Law said...

Here's wishing the best possible birthday for one of the best possible kids.