Thursday, August 21, 2008

We went to the circus...

....but didn't bring the camera. Apparently, the battery has died and there has been a serious lack of motivation to plug it in. What a shame! But, the kids LOVED LOVED LOVED the circus. We got there quite a bit early because apparently, I can't read. I thought the show started at 7, but it was actually 7:30. So, I planned for us to get there around 6:30 so we would have plenty of time to get special souvenirs, programs, snacks, potty trips, and to our seats before the show started. But, we made record time getting there and arrived just after 6. Fortunately, there was a pre-show thing going on and they let us in the back door at 6:30. So, we did all our shopping and found our seats and watched the clowns and the acrobats perform for a while before the actual show.

The kids were totally fascinated by everything. Ellie loved the clowns the best. Although, being so young, she was a little concerned about them when they "fell" or "got hurt" and wasn't sure it was as funny as everyone else did. Once she got the idea that they were doing it on purpose to be funny, she was much more relaxed and laughed extra hard (like only a kid can) at the funny clowns. Jayden was awed by the motorcycle riders, but he absolutely LOVED the trapeze artists. He watched in wide-eyed fascination and exclaimed, "I want to try THAT!" Me, too! :)

Tomorrow is our last weekday before Jayden starts school. I'm a little sad about all that we will be missing out on. But, I am glad that he is excited to start school. We are going to celebrate by going up to Fairfield and visiting the Jelly Belly Factory. I hope it's as fun as it sounds! :)

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