Saturday, October 25, 2008

Boo At The Zoo

We left around 8:00am this morning for the Denver Zoo. Since we had not previously attended the event here in Denver, I wanted to be sure to avoid what seemed like an unavoidably chaotic arrival. Shuttles were available to bring people in and the Light Rail was recommended as an option for travel. All of this fuss to trick-or-treat at the zoo?

So, we arrived without incident and found a parking place on site.....thank goodness....I was not looking forward to hauling 3 kids, a double stroller, costumes and a diaper bag onto a bus. We walked up to the gate just before 9:00 to find they were already letting people in.

To friends and family, living in Denver, who might be considering going next year: Take my advice. Go early!!!! By 10:30, it was overcrowded and not fun at all. Luckily, we had done most of what we intended to do and so we ventured out around 11:00.

Carter was thrilled to see the storm troopers and asked to pose for a picture.

They had a photographer on site to take pictures in this little harvest set up.

And, for a record 10 seconds, our 3 kids sat, posed and smiled. I was speechless. Luckily, Jack brought me back to reality...and we were off in search of candy!


Lainey checking out the elephant.

Unscripted sweetness.

Our baby octopus created quite a stir with her diligent walking to each booth.

Train ride!

And, the carousel, too.

A snack break, lunch and then home in time for a nap.


Malinda said...

I love Lainey's costume. I have never seen an octopus costume, especially a pink one!

Coco said...

I love it.
Lainey is the cutest octopus on the planet.

Carter seems like the coolest kid.

Allyson and Dave said...

The octopus is just the cutest thing I have ever seen for a costume.