Wednesday, October 8, 2014
CHILDREN LEFT UNATTENDED WILL BE SOLD TO THE CIRCUS
My family and I went to the circus last night ~ first one I’ve been to since my kids were little.
Grandson Elijah [seated in the middle] brought his cousin Matthew and his good buddy Anthony.
This was grandson Knox’s first circus. He was probably wondering what in the world was going to happen here, hopefully something awesome.
Before the show began, you could ride a camel….
….or ride an elephant. No one in my family was adventurous enough to do this.
Daughter Kelly and son in law Kerry ~ this was Kerry’s first circus, too.
It’s a law that you have to eat cotton candy when you’re at the circus. Knox ~ still wondering what was going to happen.
Daughter Holly with her buddy [and nephew] Knox who was pretty much glued to her lap the whole time. Smile? Grimace?
I know for a fact that cotton candy makes everything more fun.
Knox gnawed on his cone of cotton candy like it was a big old turkey leg.
Oops! One of the clowns got loose. No, wait, that’s just hubby Neil waiting for the show to start. [Actually, there was only one clown in this circus and not what you’d consider a traditional clown, just a guy dressed in a red suit and a sombrero. Very disappointing.]
Still waiting. Still wondering. By this time, Knox had a cotton candy beard and mustache and not a little on his nose. Totally worth it. Good thing his mom had wet wipes.
Last time I was at a circus, the ringmaster was a guy in a tuxedo with a top hat. Our ringmaster was a very beautiful lady who introduced all the acts.
Tigers jumped through hoops of [real] fire.
One of the tigers was not a happy camper. [This is why, thankfully, they’re in cages.]
These acrobats were fun to watch.
A vendor kept walking back and forth, selling light sabers. Grandpa couldn’t resist and bought some for the guys.
The camels were neat. They ran in circles and stood on stools and took a bow. [I kept thinking, “Hump DAY!!]
The acrobats could also juggle with precision.
Who new Hoola Hoops could be so much fun?
Another group of acrobats/gymnasts had these kids from the audience line up and then bounced off a trampoline and flew through the air over their heads.
Playing with the light saber during intermission
More fun than pint-sized human beings should be allowed to have.
It wouldn’t be a circus without elephants!
They are such smart animals and so BIG.
But they seem sweet. At least they didn’t try to make a break for it like one of the camels did during his gig.
Last but not least, guys on motorcycles raced around inside this giant ball while these [crazy?] ladies stood there and let them do it. Yikes.
Good times with family at the circus!