It was time for our now-traditional trip to the Bronx Zoo's BOO AT THE ZOO festivities. But this year we brought a special guest, Aunt Slater!
So much Halloween finery around the Zoo.
"Super Skeleton" and "Cupcake Girl" ZOOOOOMED while they waited for Aunt Slater's train to arrive.
Luke styled his hair into a curl like Superman's.
One of our first activities was to take Aunt Slater to see the magician - and Luke got picked to go on stage!
He helped make coins disappear...
...and also clown noses.
Does he look excited or what? I think he enjoyed it.
"I AM A ZOMBIE!"
We showed Aunt Slater the Bug Carousel (Harper's favorite).
It was properly spooked up for Halloween.
Look at his cape!
Luke, looking scared of the bats.
Harper going for flat-out scary.
Pitstop at a favorite photo op!
"Ok, fine, I'm a zebra swallowtail. Blah blah blah, look at me, I'm a butterfly."
Check out the awesome hair clips Aunt Slater commissioned for Harper! A cupcake and a HULK!
Instead of a haunted hayride like last year, 2013 came with a safari ride with animatronic dinosaurs! Luke: loved it. Harper: Alllllmost tolerated it. (now, however, she'll tell you it was her favorite)
Then we, in Harper's words, "got to dig for *real fossils*!"
Everyone should have an Aunt Slater. For real.
Then there was posing with, near, and on seasonal decor. Galore.
More "looking scared."
Boo at the Zoo came with a S'more Station this year!
See you next year, Boo at the Zoo!