Saturday, July 21, 2007

12:28 and All's Well!

We just got back from the Red Balloon Bookstore. We waited in line for about an hour, oddly I was one of the first to get to the counter. Woo!

Those who pre-ordered had a longer line, so I'm lucky I didn't! Odd...

Of course, Hannah's upstairs with it right now! She, Max & Lucas dressed up in skirts of mine pinned around their necks like capes. It's good sometimes to have a tall mom who prefers A-line black skirts... And all this time I thought that dressing like a Mennonite didn't have fringe benefits!

So I'm off to bed, Hannah's off to Hogwarts, and Max has been asleep just about from the moment he hit the front door. Tomorrow I'll claim the book for a bit so I can catch up to Hannah (and I'll spend most of the morning avoiding her or she'll tell me EVERYTHING she's learned tonight. I'll be surprised if she doesn't wake me up at 3:00 with some vital piece of information!)

Thanks so much, Catherine, for inviting us along on a singular night!

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Kim-n-Cocoa said...

Sounds like y'all had tons o'fun (tm) :-) Did they do games and the like? I spent from 8:30ish until BOOK time at Barnes and Noble here in Houston (They did a great job.) I was floored by the number of hand knitted scarves and was reminded that nice, friendly, interesting people do exist. Yea HP!

July 21, 2007 8:45 AM  
valéria said...

Wishing you a good sleep and no waking ups for tales you don't want to hear ;)

I'm not such a H.P. fan but i do like the films and am getting a little bit sucked in in de H.P. madness by the blogs and everything around it. I think of buying the first book and start with that and then the rest will folow??? :)

Take care.

July 21, 2007 10:35 AM  
tara said...

Hale is still waiting for his Amazon delivery...and I threatened him with first dibbs on the rest of the book if he reveals ANYTHING! Enjoy! Tara

July 21, 2007 11:11 AM  
no-blog-rachel said...

What fun! And what a great picture of Hannah!

July 21, 2007 1:14 PM  
Knitting Linguist said...

She looks so happy with her book! My nine-year-old is currently ensconced on the couch, absolutely absorbed in it. I've told her that she must, under no circumstances, tell me anything at all about what's happening; it's the price she pays for getting to read the whole thing first (it's killing me...).

July 21, 2007 1:36 PM  
Auntly H said...

OOOO, fun! While I was blueberry picking in WI this morning, C. went and bought me a copy. I might quit the internet until I finish the book so I don't stumble on spoilers.

July 21, 2007 1:44 PM  
Ellen in Minnetonka said...

My daughter and I both bought copies at the Norfolk airport at 5:30 a.m. this morning and have already finished them. She found that her seatmate was a little concerned every time she had tears running down her face (she is 22, by the way). Luckily, I am a slower reader and didn't get to the emotional bits until we were home, but I did get it read today!

By the way, the HP5 movie has tons of great knitting in it!

July 21, 2007 4:33 PM  
Kathy Wajerski said...

It only took us an hour to get our book. There was bedlam and some screaming when the first books were bought but no real partying.

One kid had on a Gryffindor scarf.

I'm going through the book slowly so I'm hoping I don't run into any spoilers on the internet.

Have fun reading, Annie and kids, and everyone else out there.

July 21, 2007 6:42 PM  
Having a Knit Fitt said...

Waiting for my audio version to be delivered. Hoping I can avoid all spoilers until I finish. Love the picture of Hannah with her copy.

July 21, 2007 7:01 PM  
audible said...

It's nice that even in this day and age a new book can make a kid so happy. Congrats on securing your copy and enjoy!

July 21, 2007 8:40 PM  
ellen said...

I am totally out of the HP thing..although I am going to read them one of these days, as I am a great reader...Just wanted to say, what a total beauty your daughter is. My goodness, she is gorgeous...I am happy that she got the book that she truly wanted. Again..what a lovely young lady she is!

July 21, 2007 10:53 PM  
Anonymous said...

It is so nice you were able to enjoy something so fun with your children. Hannah is very pretty, as a redhead, I can say that my mother permed my hair for years because she wanted my red hair to be naturally curly. Alas, it is straight and slick, but red nontheless.

Enjoy Harry Potter, and your beautiful children:-)

July 22, 2007 7:18 AM  
Micky said...

My kids were at their grandmas for the weekend. So when the UPS truck finally got here (after 1 pm ugh), I settled in. I had quite a bit of alone time reading. Then on Sunday after I went and got them, I read the rest.
I might have gotten it all read Saturday if I hadn't gone to bed so late Friday night watching all those online news videos of all the parties. And if I hadn't gotten up at 6am anxious for my book to arrive.
Ah, Harry Potter. Such a great series.

July 23, 2007 5:19 PM  
Ellen said...

I was in that pre-paid line and knew something went awry when they had up all go out the back door and come back to the front. Then, someone said, "Your number doesn't matter and this is officially a mob." Yikes. But we had a good time anyway and the rest of the party was great. I think I would like a real alchoholic butter beer to try someday!

I am just getting the book today - after being fourth on the book totem pole.

July 23, 2007 8:10 PM  
maryse said...

hannah looks different lately. she's growing up into a such lovely young woman. you go hannah!

July 31, 2007 12:27 PM  

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