We kicked off the fall season here in Houston with a trip to the Houston Zoo’s Zoo Boo. We were supposed to meet up with our playgroup friends, but in true fashion of a family with two little ones, we were a few hours late. We still had fun, even without our friends and in spite of the temps in the high 80s. Boo on that! Because it was so hot, the girls couldn’t wear their costumes. (Wool pants would have just been torture!)
Thank goodness for a cowboy hat and a pair of overalls though!
Unfortunately she had way outgrown her cowboy boots, so this is just rural Marion instead of straight up cowgirl Marion.
Still super cute Marion though 🙂
Eleventy billion pumpkins!
And they’re all hers!
Trying to cajole a hot, tired two year old into a smile
An acceptable imitation of a smile
Watching the lions with daddy
And the monkey
So Marion was talking to Granny Chris after this zoo visit and told her about seeing the monkey. Granny Chris asked what the monkey was doing and Marion replied with “Monkey eat peanut butter!” Monkey eat what?
Artiste at work
Getting warmed up for some dancing
She inherited my super sweet dancing skills. Please notice how Leo is singularly unimpressed with her moves. (We did run into a few of our friends after all.)
We followed up with a fun lunch at Little Bigs, always a family favorite
Except for the onions, she always picks those off
Eliza Jane had her lunch too
Little baby feet for dessert
Post lunch snuggles. And yes, Eliza’s outfit was intentional.
It was what Marion wore for her first trip to the zoo too!
(There is video embedded in this post)