Last Saturday, Brandi, Emmalee and I attended a birthday party at the Woodland Park Zoo. I’ve been to the zoo many, many times but never to go to a birthday party! However, it was AWESOME and I highly recommend it for other birthday’s!
With the birthday invite we got a full day’s entry into the zoo, so we decided to go early and wander around by ourselves before the party began at 1pm.
It was a BEAUTIFUL day to go to the zoo here in Seattle. Overcast and cold, but not raining….that’s a rare combination here and one we gladly took advantage of!
After several hours of wandering the zoo, and getting lost once, it was time for the party!
Xander’s party was held in one of the party rooms in the historic carousel house! It included unlimited rides on the carousel….I think Em and I road the ride at least 6 times constantly. On time #7 I was very dizzy and it was Brandi’s turn to take a ride (or two…). Em must have rode the carousel at least 10 times!
The party also included a visit from a zoo animal.
The animal came caged in a small cooler. When Em was asked “what animal did the zookeeper bring” her initial thought was a baby elephant or baby tiger. So what did come in the small cooler??
A Bearded Dragon.
Uh….close Em, very close!
Each of the kids had a chance to touch and pet the bearded dragon. Em shocked me and wanted to pet the dragon multiple times! I asked her “what does it feel like?” and her response was “like a pineapple”. Uh…I didn’t even know the child new what a pineapple was, let alone what one feels like? No, I didn’t pet the bearded dragon, so I’m going to just believe Em!
And then of course there was cake & ice cream!!
Thanks Xander for inviting us to attend your birthday at the zoo! We had a blast!!