Hogsmeade at T3!
Above is also a game of "can you spot Kai and Yang?" :p They ran forward ahead of us.
There they are!
Staring at Hogwarts LEGO castle
Staring at merchandise - the shop wasn't opened yet when we first got there
We were lucky to be there early coz there was no need to take selfies and post on social media etc - just show our IC! With two adults, we could choose two of three things - we chose the two activities instead of the gift. The staff was really nice - he told the boys there would be only one gift but there were two of them!
The kids didn't get any quaffle in but I made them sit on the broom to pose :p
I was so happy!!!
Sito got on with a quaffle, all ready to throw!
Next was to fight for their side to tilt over first
In the end, the lady's mistake made the thing tilt over to the kids' side and they won! I had no idea what character this was until I saw that they had fantastic beasts as well.
Then we went on to wands and spells!
They had to say the right spell and flick the wands correctly to make a sound and the screen light up
Though the staff told me by the side that the light was controlled by him :p But Kai remembered that scene where Ron mocked Hermione for how she corrected others' way of saying wingardium leviosa so he was quite excited about it!
With robes next!
Doesn't Yang look like a baby Harry Potter?! Kai looks studious in glasses, and the parents look like anything but students!
Yang had a meltdown after that coz he wanted to do the activities again. But one adult could only gain access once a day. I even got a staff to tell him that but he kept tugging at me and crying. Eventually, Sito found him a naughty corner while I brought Kai away. We loitered near the merchandise area until Sito and Yang joined us.
Staring at rotating blades along the way to lunch
We had lunch at the basement area and hit the slide on the same floor. Kai could go on easily but we let Yang join the queue only after we saw the lady let in a girl who was not quite at the minimum height. Kai wanted to try the longer slide but that had a much higher minimum height.
Kai in the queue
Yang in the queue
Kai playing TTT with a random boy at the playground opposite the slide
Think we went back to the shop for a while. Told the boys in advance we were only looking, not buying. They always wanted to buy everything but not everything was something they really wanted.
The kinetic rain structure at T1 was fascinating!
Next was the Whomping Willow at T2 - a bit underwhelming...
Had some Krispy Kreme!
Found the amazing clock!
By then Kai started whining big time. So we hit Marine Cove! But after we took a side trip to Still Road coz I missed a left turn :p
It might not look like it but it was very hot!
Kai had no issue climbing all the way up
Yang took a longer way
We were there for less than 30 min coz it was so hot. The boys fell asleep on the way home. Just as well coz I took yet another wrong turn, oops :p
You might notice that Yu was not with us. Yup, we left him in school!! He doesn't appreciate Harry Potter much and it would be so difficult to chase after him that we would probably be home in two hours :p Anyway, we had to carry both Kai and Yang out of the car. Can't imagine having to carry three!!
The boys woke on the way up and were sent to the shower before they opened their Christmas present from their grandparents who left it in the car before they went to Nepal - it was a quidditch LEGO set! The boys were asking us to buy at the shop - lucky we didn't!
Holding on to precious while looking at the words on the wrapper
Told them to open it and work on it tomorrow but when we checked the camera during our foot massage, we found them on the floor. Couldn't see what they were doing but it was definitely LEGO! Confirmed when we got back with baby Yu...
There could only be one thing that they were doing on the floor, heads bent over...
And baby Yu had a nice goodie bag from his friend!
"Oooh, no, that can't be eaten..."
Everyone's happy! Mischief managed :p