Monday, February 11, 2008

The Circus!!!


This year was our favorite tour of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus! The red unit was in town which meant it was a ~BELLOBRATION!!~ starring Bello the clown! He is great!

(William's manager told him not to volunteer for anything because according to the back of the ticket, if he broke his arm, they wouldn't be responsible!)

Before the show began, we were able to hang out on the floor and watch some performers up close. The kids got to try on some costumes (see photo), and we watched Asia the elephant paint. Annika was a bit afraid of the clowns except for one with pigtails and a tutu of whom she declared, "She is beautiful."

Marissa and Annika really loved the tigers. They were especially fond of one white tiger named "Princess." The dogs were a hit with them and Mema too.

This was Annika's first circus. She asked for EVERYTHING she saw pass by! (and got nothing!) After it got going though, she was on the edge of her seat just enthralled by it all! I loved watching her face!

Jeremy enjoyed the clowns, and I made sure that he understood that he was not to EVER build a huge ramp and jump with his bike!

I loved being sprayed with a confetti canon! It rained confetti for quite some time!

Thanks Grandma Jo!


Jen said...

Oh goodness I remember going to the RBBB circus when i was a kid. We have never taken our kids, though in our defence I haven't seen them come through our neck of the woods.

What a blast it must have been! The kids look like they had a great time, even the BIG kids!

shawn and tisha said...

Looks like fun! :)