October 21, 2009

Boo IN the Zoo

Last night we finally made it to the Greenville Zoo for their annual Boo in the Zoo....along with every other child in the upstate!! The line to get in and pay was a half mile down the road and we couldn't even get into the zoo parking lot. Luckily, however, with such a long line behind us, when we told the tellers we were zoo members to get our discount...they believed us and didn't ask us to show our cards (which I accidentally left at home 15 minutes away).

I didn't realize what a popular event this was but I did love seeing the hundreds of children in costume and got some great ideas for next year! Austin was the cutest puppy dog I've ever seen...even though everyone kept calling him a cow...and a girl! He was somewhat indifferent to the whole event but mom and dad had fun and certainly enjoyed eating all the candy he collected throughout the night...but to be fair, I did split a Kit Kat with him at lunch today.

Austin was most happy when we let him down to walk by himself but since he's not that fast yet he kept holding up traffic and we had to scoop him up after we heard all the huffing parents behind us. I thought parents of young children would be more tolerant of a new walking toddler...but I was wrong! Many of them just seemed so frazzled....but I guess hundreds of kids running down narrow paths in the dark on a candy high close to bed time was just getting to them.

We can't wait to go back next year when he'll probably enjoy it a little more and truly take advantage of his bag of goodies!


Rachel said...

Very, very cute!! i love his costume :) Birmingham does Boo at the Zoo as well, but we haven't been yet- looks like ya'll had a great time!

Sugar and Spice said...

That looks like so much fun! We should try and go next year. I think they do one in Columbia too. Can't believe little Austin is One! Happy Late Birthday!


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