Sunday, October 26, 2008

Boo at the Zoo

Our favorite zoo had their annual Halloween event this weekend called "Boo at the Zoo". I've wanted to take the kids for a couple years now but it never worked out but this year we finally made it. The weather was "iffy" so we didn't tell the kids ahead of time about going until Saturday morning. They were excited that we were going to the zoo since it had been almost 2 months since we've been there and that they got to wear their Halloween costumes. I think I got some great shots of all 4 of them in their Pirate and Parrot costumes. I bought the boys' pirate costumes for $2 a piece at Toys R Us last year after Halloween. Addison's outfit is thrift store stuff with a skirt I made and I made Reese's Parrot costume which I thought she would hate but she really didn't mind it at all.

It's a lot of work to get them all dressed and ready since there's so much accessorizing. But we made it and thanks to Uncle Jeremy and Aunt Keely we have a family membership to the zoo so we didn't' have to stand in the long, long line to get in.

It was kind of cold but we ended up being there almost 2 hours and the sun did come out for a while and it wasn't as bad. Lots of businesses were there giving out treats to the kids and we looked at the animals too. We were able to skip the train, carousel, and bounce house as there were long lines for all those things and we've been there so much the kids didn't really care.

Attack of the Ape -- when we first walked in the zoo, all three of the kids started running toward the big ape statue and started to attack it with their swords. It was bizarre and hilarious!
The Story Matters challenge is due tonight in about 4 hours so I guess I should get started!


Keely said...

Those pictures are outstanding! They all look like they are having a great time! How cute!

Chrissi said...

Absolutely the cutest little pirates and parrot I've ever seen! So glad you enjoy Halloween - I'm not a big fan!!! Hard to believe the little scooters are going to be 4!!!!!!