Substance and Soul

Boo at the zoo

LifeSamantha WetterholmComment

We had some family visit us this past weekend so we decided to take an impromptu trip to the San Francisco zoo. Being Halloween week, the theme was Boo at the Zoo. I know, adorable right? There were decorations everywhere and pumpkins in various states (eaten, stomped on, nested in, etc.) in with the animals. I think my favorite sighting was the pumpkin as burrow for a group of meerkats.

Paul, Emma, and I enjoyed spending time with our family and Emma especially enjoyed getting to spend time with her cousins. Our trip to the zoo was wonderful. I’m pretty sure Emma wishes she could take a ride on a giraffe.

There were kids dressed in costumes, parents running after said kids, and lots of animal butts. You’ll see what I mean.

We were sunscreened up, Emma had her monkey and lion blankets (because you know, zoo), and we were ready for an adventure.

There were beautiful creepy and slithery animals everywhere. This snake and I became fast friends. Too bad I never learned parseltongue.

This handler was dressed as Hermione. This iguana was dressed as a bigger iguana. I guess he ran out of ideas.

We walked past a huge furry butt sticking out of a hole. It ended up being this guy Mr. Polar Bear. Paul wondered why he wasn’t whiter. I said, um hello? dirt.

I fell in love with these two gorgeous grizzlies. They were fighting over a pair of shoes. True sisters. 

Next came the greatest exhibit of all times. The penguins. I literally ran to them. I took 16 million photos and tried to swim with them. In case you didn’t know this about me, I am obsessed with penguins. They are my spirit animal.

I squealed. Security was called. Mothers shielded their children. Holy water was sprinkled. I squealed louder.

Look how adorable! You’re cute too Emma.

I like big butts and I cannot lie.

Emma loved the giraffes. There was a baby that was only two months old. But still looked taller than the entire NBA standing on top of one another.

Family photo!

Her face just screams of joy, doesn’t it?

Oh speaking of giraffes. I’ll just take this one home with me.

Grandma Bev bought Emma this adorable shirt. Overall, I’d say this was a hoot and a half. We can’t wait to go again.

Woo hoo! We went to the zoo! Isn’t it coo(l)?