Monday, September 19, 2011

The Greatest Show On Earth

Okay, so it wasn’t Ringling Brothers…and while it was enjoyable, it probably wasn’t THE greatest.  It was most definitely the hottest, though!

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The Kelly Miller travelling circus came to town a few weeks ago, and we thought the boys would really enjoy a chance to go to the circus.  It was less than 5 minutes from our house!  (That was a really nice bonus, as there’s almost nothing exciting within 30 minutes of our house…)

Well, it turns out that it was almost 100 degrees on this day…in a circus tent…with no air circulation..and seats in the second row from the top.  Wow, it was HOT in there!

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My camera didn’t do so well with the lighting inside the tent, so the pictures aren’t great.  The boys really enjoyed it!  Alex loved the clowns best…although his first-ever cotton candy is a close second place!  Max wasn’t able to tell us a favorite part, but he sure seemed to enjoy himself.

Both boys loved watching!

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The pictures are really rather random, and I didn’t feel like sorting through. 
I’m just posting every picture that’s on the camera.  Sorry!

Waiting for the show to start…

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Max trying his first cotton candy…

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Alex’s first cotton candy…

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We brought the boys’ water bottles because there’s NO WAY you could sit in that hot tent for 1.5 hours without a drink.

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A few show pictures…

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Jensyn and I stayed with Keith and the boys for the first half of the show, but it was just too hot in there for a baby to stay any longer than that.  I took Jensyn out to the car to cool off in the a/c for the last 30 minutes.  Missing the show wasn’t a big deal for me, but I was sad to miss the boys’ reaction to {what Keith said was…} the best part of the show.

Our afternoon at the circus is the reason we started tot school with a circus unit this year.  The boys were both excited about monkeys, tigers, clowns, and cotton candy.  I don’t think anything we do for tot school this year will top our circus week!

My friend Michelle from Musings of Me just shared a free copy of her preK circus unit with me, so we might just have to do another circus week sometime soon!  (Not to turn a family post into an advertisement, but Michelle is selling this pack for $5, and it’s chock full of FUN stuff!  I was actually planning to buy it, but when I sat down to purchase it, I had a message from Michelle with the free pack.  Thanks, Michelle!)

1 comment:

Lindsay said...

I have yet to take Sammy to the circus.. but I can't wait to do it! What a fun preschool pack. I know Jolanthe has a circus one as well :-)