Ever since Katie read the Harry Potter series last year, she has been BEGGING us to take her to the Wizarding World at nearby Universal Studios. So you could imagine her excitement when, on her eleventh birthday, she received a letter by owl informing her that she was accepted to the Hogwart’s School of Witchcraft and Wizardry!

As a joint birthday present for the kids (Grayson turns 3 in just a couple weeks!), we got annual passes for the Universal parks. We left Grayson with Nanna and Pop Pop for the day so we didn’t have to child swap on our first visit, but I can’t wait to bring him with us as we explore the rest of the parks in the coming year.