Friday, October 25, 2013

ZooBoo at Como Zoo

Tonight we went to a fundraiser at Como Zoo called ZooBoo. It's a fright-free Halloween event. We wanted Isaac to be able to wear his costume other than just one night on Halloween to our neighbors house. We are so glad we went and had a lot of fun. He, of course, was the cutest owl EVER! And even cuter because people would say "You're a cute owl" then he would respond "Hoo! Hoo!" :-) Proud mama moment.

The zoo was basically closed as all the animals had gone inside for the evening except for a few cold weather friends. And the indoor exhibits were closed off. But we weren't really there for the zoo anyway. Funny though how you can attend the zoo to see the animals but then we paid to go to the zoo when the animals were all put away, lol.

He was cooperative with putting his costume on when we got out of the car. I was a little worried how that would go as getting pants on to leave the house has been a recent struggle. This boy loves to go pantless. But he saw other kids getting dressed at their cars so that was a help.

Not the happiest at first.
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But we were able to get some smiles pretty quickly.
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They had parts of the zoo gated off so we all had to follow a specific track.
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And they had sponsors handing out goodies, some candy and some coloring books/flash cards. It was nice that it wasn't all candy. We weren't sure what to expect. And it was also nice that the first few were non-candy items as this helped start the hype of adding things to his bucket. So when we did hit the candy he didn't bother asking to eat it because he knew to add it to his bucket. Oh we even got a thing of yogurt and some carrots.
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I tried to get him to stand by a few of the owls but he wasn't having it...
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But after he saw some other kids standing by the snoopy he was all about that:
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He liked giving the volunteers/costume wearers high fives.
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He also enjoyed poking his head in the little cut outs.
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We saw a few animals
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then hit the police car as the finale. He loves police cars and was pretty excited to sit in the back. He just sat there for a few minutes while a couple of other girls climbed in and out a few times over him. Didn't seem to bother him at all.
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Overall it was a great evening and fun to see him in his costume totting about.
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1 comment:

Lesa said...

Fun! We are going out there tonight!

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