Boo at the Zoo 2011

Big Red invited us up to check out his 2011 Boo at the Zoo display on Saturday night.  We took his boys up with us since they hadn’t seen it yet either.

I have to say the fire pit was a nice addition and will hopefully lead to some new business for him.

Of course the boys ended up with gobs of candy from trick-or-treating around the zoo.  I might just have to pay some of it forward on the 31st when kids come to our door 🙂

Our past Boo at the Zoo visits can be seen here and here.

Check this video out.  Big Red and Auntie Jo are at the 0:06 sec. mark and Cutie Pie’s t-ball assistant coach/team sponsor is toward the end with his little Snow White :-)!


Boo at the Zoo

J and I took the boys up to Boo at the Zoo on Saturday evening.  This is Big Red’s third year sponsoring a booth with my cousin, Auntie Jo.  Auntie Jo pulled a few strings with her zoo contacts and got us in for free this year.  Woo hoo!

Auntie Jo dressed up as Little Red Riding Hood.  I went in my witch costume from last year.

J went as a grape-Nerds-loving evil guy…

Wildman wanted to be Darth Vader this year.  Cutie Pie chose Captain Rex.  Can you tell that Star Wars is huge at our house?

Wildman used his light saber to hold his treat bag…  He almost stabbed a couple of people that way…

The carved pumpkins along the Africa trail did not disappoint.

Big Red’s haunted landscape was the best booth at the event.  I’m not just saying that because he’s my neighbor and we’re practically family.  It really was awesome!

Fun was had by all!  The boys ended up falling asleep in the car before we even made it out of the parking lot.

Recap: Boo at the Zoo

Okay, so, Boo at the Zoo was like two weeks ago…  But I wasn’t able to retrieve the photos until my father-in-law took pity on me and loaned me his camera.  I was able to use my memory stick in his camera upload to my heart’s content.  Yeah!  Without further ado, I give you a recap of our zoo’s Halloween celebration.

Here are my boys waiting to go into the African portion of the zoo.  Unfortunately the giraffes and rhinos were asleep for the night by the time we arrived.  The boys did manage to score some candy and gift certificates for free kids’ meals at Bob Evans though.  We’ve never eaten at a Bob Evans.  Is it good?

Here’s my mom (Yaya) with Wildman.  She bought him a flashing necklace thing that I was soon thankful for having.  It helped us keep track of him in the crowds.

The boys played some games that were set up on the banquet hall’s deck.

You may have noticed that Cutie Pie was not screaming and whining in his dragon costume.  He totally forgot that he had it one once we strapped him in his car seat and headed out to the zoo.  He was such a good sport about it all evening.  Of course, trick-or-treating does tend to take one’s mind of one’s troubles…

And Yaya was there to make everything great too.  I’m sure my mom would love to know that I photographed her rear end and put it on the Internet.  Shhhh.  Don’t tell 🙂

Big Red decided to help boost his lawn care business by sponsoring a booth this year.  His castle was pretty cool.  It had little cut out windows in the walls where he put photos of his landscapes.   Big Red couldn’t take credit for for it though.  Steph’s sister’s boyfriend, Dude, designed it, built it, set it up and stored it.

Check out this carved pumpkin.  They were set up on poles throughout the zoo.  They looked so pretty glowing at night.

That’s about all I’ve got from Boo.  I could have shared a photo of Steph’s sister (my cousin, Jo) dressed up as a slutty bee handing out candy at Big Red’s castle but I’ll spare you.  That’s my family!  We have some members who are a tad inappropriate 🙂  We’ll keep them anyway.  They keep things interesting…

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