Today I had the pleasure of taking my lil' ladies to attend their very first circus!!! For months now it has been all they have been talking about & now that they have actually gotten to experience it I am sure they will continue gushing about it! In fact, it is technically their nap time right now while I am writing this & I can hear them "playing circus". One apparently just got shot out of a cannon, lol.
We arrived early enough to enjoy the pre-show. It was such a fun experience for the girls to be able to go on the floor & see the animals & acts up close & personal. If you get tickets, it is definitely worth showing up that hour early. I think the highlight of it all for Aidann was watching an elephant paint a picture with his trunk. She thought it was hilarious & could not stop talking about it!. "Mom, elephants can do anything!!!!".
After the pre-show, we settled into our seats & got ready for the real action to begin. Ringling Bros & Barnum Bailey definitely lives up to the hype once again. I have yet to be disappointed by 1 of their shows. I did not like how at 1 point they made it "boys vs girls" teams, but my kids are young & it went over their heads. BUT happy to state that in the end they concluded that everyone is wonderful & teamwork is the best policy. It was nothing huge that a lil' recap/clarifying talk from mommy & daddy could not clear up, but as a mommy I did want to throw that out there. But it was an awesome construction theme & had a variety of so many acts & my kiddos favorite parts involved the animals. The girls loved the non-stop action, loud music, crazy lights, & everything were so fun! Adley really enjoyed it too & the continuous clapping & all the "das" (aka "dogs) kept her excited! Toward the end though she was more than ready for bed & soon passed out at the back of the stadium with daddy before the finale (We went to the 11am show which I highly recommend over a night show!).
I do not want my kiddos to always think they "NEED" to get something at every event we go to, but today was 1 of the days we did get them a few things to share. They got an adorable mommy & baby elephant doll set to share, 1 light up spinning toy, & they shared a yummy snow cone in a collectible elephant cup. As long as they appreciate the lil' things, can share sometimes, & do not complain or have a bad attitude about the times they do not get something, its all good!!!
Overall, it was a great experience & I feel so blessed I got to enjoy it with all of them & Super J! These are memories they will not soon forget or myself, enriching & exciting!!! Definitely take time out to enjoy the circus this year if you can.
Well, have an awesome & safe weekend all!!!