Wednesday, March 7, 2007

The circus

Saturday, February 17, 2007
The Circus (isn't it always around here?!)
Today we went to the Circus! The Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus to be precise. It was the first experience of that kind for both Jackson and Sam, and they both loved it! I've been building it up with Jack for weeks, talking about going to the circus, visiting the website, and looking at pictures in books. Everytime I would talk about it, he would say things like "Gotta eat my peanut butta sanwich firs," or "Gotta put my shoes on firs." But this week we were counting down the days, and he said we would see "Scawy monkeys thewe." I'm not sure where that came from, unless "The Wizard of Oz" movie, but that's what he thought!
He was very excited as we made our way into the Richmond Coliseum today for the 3:30 afternoon showing. The beginning of the show was full of activity with elephants, dancers, loud music, and fireworks. The boys were enthralled! But not as enthralled as they all were to discover we were sitting next to Jacob, Jack's best buddy (besides Sam!) Throughout the event they spent time waving to each other and trying desperately to get each other's attention. They were great and watched with intensity. At one point, they were like little princes, sitting back (lounging) in their own seats, munching away on fruit snacks and sipping their juice boxes while taking in the show! We refrained from any circus paraphenalia- that stuff is highway robbery!- but maybe when they're older. All in all, it was a great experience for everyone and I can hardly wait for next year! Ah, they joys of parenthood- getting to be a kid again!

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