Friday, October 28, 2011

Boo at the Zoo!

We made our first trip to Boo at the Zoo this year and it was a hit all around. There was trick-or-treating, a haunted train ride, and free carousel rides. When you first enter, the kids are given nine tickets for trick-or-treating. Each ticket is worth 4 pieces of candy although I am pretty sure that our cute little Lemon Meringue and Pirate got a few extra pieces in a couple of spots. One of the first characters we spied upon entry was Elmo and let's just say that we currently have a little guy who is obsessed with Elmo. Josh was awe struck and really wouldn't get too close. He desperately wanted to see him and touch him and while Emma did give Elmo a big hug, Josh couldn't bring himself to even give a fist bump.

Before heading out to collect some candy, we rode the carousel. Then it was off to find some treats. Emma, of course, was an old pro after last year and it didn't take long for Josh to figure out that you pass over a ticket and you get something in your bucket. He would walk up to the tables, put the bucket on the table and say "here you go." The funny part was that he never really looked to see what was going in the bucket and didn't realize until we were leaving that there was candy in there. In addition to the trick-or-treating, we got to see a fire truck (another obsession for the boy) and go on the haunted train ride, which was just about the perfect amount of exciting and not too scary for the younger set. All in all, it was a fun evening for Emma and Josh up until the point where his mean Mommy wouldn't give him his candy bucket at home and then took off his pirate costume. Can I just say that the boy is all about being a pirate? Thankfully he has a couple more opportunities to wear it this weekend.

Lemon Meringue
The wig did not stay on long and she kept pushing it way back; we'll see if we can do better on Halloween! Brad and I were told that we had to call her Lemon Meringue all night and had to call Josh, Pirate.
Aarghh Matey!

Looking for Daddy "Grilla!"

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