I don't know how it came to be, but Lincoln has fallen in love with Harry Potter. He loves the movie and he LOVES Logan's Harry Potter Lego set that he got for Christmas. So it was a no-brainer that Lincoln wanted a Harry Potter party more than anything his 3 year old heart could wish for.
His birthday was on a Sunday this year, and he doesn't really have friends his age, so we just had a low key day with family over for dinner and cake.
As family tradition goes, we sang Happy Birthday to him first thing in the morning (English then Portuguese) and then he got to open Ben's present for him... a Harry Potter wand! Ben was playing around with his lathe and it turned out beautifully. Lincoln was ecstatic about his new wand. (This wand is what started this whole hobby and this).
And to avoid inevitable conflicts, Ben made one for Lo too. Oh and yes, Logan picked out his own pajamas.
He also got to open Nana and Pa J's present - a plasma car. Of course he had to go try it out right away.
Red and yellow for Gryffindor, and yes he is casting a spell in this picture. I get spells cast on me everyday. Still.
boy and wand are inseparable
After church we had Marmie, Gamps & Desi and Andy, Gav & co. over for a noodle dinner.
I gave Ben instructions to buy Crystal Light at the store and of course he bought the individual packets instead of the quart serving size. Doh. So here he is emptying packet after packet. Thanks babe!
For his cake I decided to just buy him his own Harry Potter Lego set to put on top. Admittedly this is not the prettiest cake I've ever made, but Lincoln loved it so that is what matters I suppose.
This is the card the Lo made for Linc - too sweet.
Gift time... Aunt Andy ("Annie") helped. He got a fishing game, clothes, a train set and a batman cave.
Noodle dinner: 3 kinds of noodles, 3 different sauces, fun twisty breadsticks (thanks Andy!) and Jera brought a yummy salad.
Eating on the special birthday plate... I don't think a kid could be happier about noodles.
For drinks we had magic changing lemonade (i.e. put a drop of food coloring in the bottom of each cup and watch to see what color your potion turns.)
He spent lots of time playing with the Batcave and guys.
And props to Ben for drawing this Harry Potter Lego for a friendly game of pin the wand on Harry. Surprisingly Lincoln won and got his wand right in Harry's cranky hand ("cranky hand" is what Logan calls Lego guy hands. Why? I don't know.)
Blowing out candles - his expression says it all. He had such a good birthday being with family and his cousins. And 4 months later he is still asking for another Harry Potter birthday. Love this boy - he makes me smile everyday and makes my heart melt with his hugs that he gives out so freely.
He is so proud to be three and shows everyone his three fingers when they ask his age. And honestly, he's been a great three year old so far. Knock on wood. This is not nearly as bad as I remember age 3 being with Logan. Then again I am embracing this whole autonomy thing much better this time around. Most days. I hear at least 3 times a day, "I do it by my felf!" Oh I love you Lincoln.