Every year my friend Iz and her family throws a Zoo Boo party. The Zoo Boo is held at Como Zoo in St. Paul, MN. They set up a whimsical trail where we encountered pirates, forest friends, underwater adventures, princesses, 3 blind mice, superheroes, and much more. Ethan and Bennett’s favorites were the daisy girls that so nicely held them for a picture. Iz invites all her lady friends and their costumed children to gather at her parents home. The house was full of diaper bags, sippy cups, toys, and energy. I even had to wait my turn to go the bathroom. 3 year olds take a long time in the bathroom! Before our departure we gathered everyone for a picture. The picture is full of mom’s wrangling their children in, adjusting their costume heads, and trying to get them to look at the camera. We were quite a site.
We had a blast at Zoo Boo. Ethan and Bennett got to do some unconventional trick or treating and meet some nice kids. My favorite parts of the night were…
3. Being in the presence of great company that really understood what it meant to have children. They didn’t care of my kids stole pizza from their kids plate or drank from someone else’s sippy cup, no body made comments about my double stroller or how I need a “special license” to drive it, I wasn’t the only one that pulled up in a van, nobody made a disgusting face when you gave your kid’s butt the sniff test, and best of all was that some of the girls took pity on the mom that had 2 kids running in opposite directions of her. Thanks goodness we were not on a busy street.
4. I have a new friend and her name is Naomi! Well I didn’t pick her, Bennett did. In the first 10 minutes that we were there Bennett found a lap to sit in and stayed by her side. She shared her crackers with him so who wouldn’t love her. I decided that if Bennett liked her then she must be special. He was right! I had an extra fun night getting to know Naomi who happens to be married to a past co-worker of Brett’s and knows a few other people from Lockheed. Small world. Naomi, sorry the picture isn’t that good. If I realized your eyes were closed I would have taken another one.
Thanks for the great night!