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Saturday, October 22, 2011

5 Miles + Boo at the Zoo

I don't mean to brag, but we've had awesome weather here in South Florida the past few days.  For us, it's cool and dry, with mornings and evenings in the low 60s and afternoons warming to a comfortable high in the 70s, low 80s.  So, I got to take advantage of such perfect running weather this morning with my first 5 miler in a loooooooong time.  The run was great.  I was no faster in the cooler temps, but it felt so much easier! 

After my morning run, we got packed up and headed to The Palm Beach Zoo for their "Boo at the Zoo" activities.  Norah dressed (partially) in her Halloween costume:
She's Jessie, from Toy Story, but she didn't want to wear her boots or her hat today.  On Halloween, I'll probably have to bribe her to get a pic of her in them, and that will be that.  Caleb didn't wear his costume to the zoo, but he was in Halloween-themed clothes:
Norah showing me her first sucker of the day:
Caleb and I in front of the Brown Bear.  That bear was gnawing on a pumpkin!  All of the animals had pumpkins featured in their habitats.  The otters were probably cutest with theirs -- playing with them like balls.
Thankfully, one treat station was handing out fruit, instead of candy, so Norah took a break from the candy and had an apple.
They also had a bounce house:
And face painting:
 Good times!  And for someone who neither bounced nor got his face painted, it all sure wore him out:
With the pleasant temps, it was the perfect day for the zoo.  And with all of the extra halloween activities, it was an extra fun experience!


Jim ... 50after40 said...

Glad y'all had a great time time at the zoo. Caleb's pretty chill! He's a little younger than my grandson. Have a great weekend!

Heather said...

What a fun day! Nice job with the longer run.

Candice @ I Have Run said...

Your kids are adorable. And Boo at the Zoo is so fun!

Great job getting your run in before you headed out!

Erin said...

Yay! Looks like you enjoyed the day all around.

Charbelle said...

You look awesome!!!! Such a fun day, wonderful pictures!!!

Emily said...

The kids look adorable, but I have to say I LOVE Jerry's t-shirt!

Marlene said...

Congrats on the 5-miler!

Looks like a great day for the family at the zoo. Both kids look adorable!!

I hope those temps stick around for you. Still too warm for me, but it's all relative. :)

runner26 said...

sounds like a great mix of activity! and great job on the run! yay for cooler temps!!

BrianFlash said...

I do love me some zoo - looks like Norah does too!