Saturday, January 24, 2009

The Circus

NeNe and I took the kids to Nashville today to see the Ringling Bros. & Barnum & Bailey Circus. We found some really good cheap tickets and our time and effort was worth it. The show lasted for about three and a half hours. Pretty good for what we paid for the tickets! We went to the "Over the Top" show and it was definitely over the top! Waiting for the show to start.

To say that Squirrel was excited would be an understatement!
Kelly Anne the Elephant painting a picture.

Squirrel went back and forth between us looking for food.
When all the food was gone she climbed in my lap and fell asleep.
There were seven motorcycle riders in this cage.
I was so nervous for the riders that I was sweating.
I let her nap during the intermission and then I made her wake up. She was ill at me until she saw the tigers. Then she got excited again!
Mason wondering why his popcorn bucket is empty. I think a little Squirrel got a hold of it!
The start of the passing of the clown hat. We all wore it at some time or another.
NeNe and Possum
I don't think Mason was digging the clown hat.
Notice the blue on Hannah's sleeve. She and Possum had it all over them!
The things you do to your children when they are sleeping!

The tigers were one of Possum's favorite things

The elephants were awesome!

We all had mixed emotions about the show being over. Possum cried.....
.....and Squirrel waved good-bye.
We saw trapeze acts, high wire acts, a guy and girl riding a motorcycle on a high wire, and of course clowns. The motorcycles in the cage was unreal. I know these guys do this every day (sometimes 3 shows a day) and they know what they are doing, but I was terrified for them. The animals were a highlight for Squirrel. Was saw elephants, horses, ponies, dogs, pigs, tigers, penguins (Okay they weren't real penguins, just clowns), goats, and some more than I can't remember. Did I mention that we saw some clowns. I could go on and on, but this show was amazing! I think that me and NeNe enjoyed the show as much if not more than the kids. I highly recommend this circus to everyone (especially if you can get good tickets like we did!!).


Nai Nai said...

So glad yall got to get out! Looks like yall had a blast.

Netta said...

so glad you guys had a great time:)