"I went to the woods because I wanted to live deliberately. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life;
to put to rout all that was not life and not when I had come to die, discover that I had not lived." ~Henry David Thoreau

Saturday, September 27, 2008

The Greatest Show On Earth

The day finally arrived. After weeks of anticipation and the kids nagging us, our circus excursion was upon us.

We got there at 9:30 to see a preview of the animals outside in their cages. Pretty intense to see the elephants and tigers up close and personal. Way better than the zoo! Then we went inside and hung out with the performers for a while down in the ring. Ethan thought the clowns were so funny! Then we found our seats and at 11:00 the show began.

After an opening skit between two clowns (which Ethan and Hailey have talked about all day) an elephant came out holding the U.S. flag in it's mouth and we all stood and sang "The Star Spangled Banner". Then it was on to the coolest acts one could ever dream up.

Between the hot dogs, cotton candy, lemonade, caramel apples, french fries, popcorn, licorice, and mom's sandwich, we all have tummy aches tonight but it was so worth it. We can't wait to do it again next year! That Mr. Ringling wasn't kidding; it really is the greatest show on earth!

Cody was soooo hot for this performer.

Lauren was mesmerized through most of the show.
During the National Anthem.
What a great show!

1 comment:

Miles and Bex said...

Looks like fun! Love the picture of you and Cody in the hats!