Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The Circus is Coming to Town!

When we were running around recently, we found out there was going to be a "circus" in town.  Iron Man has been wanting to go to the circus, so it was a nice little surprise.  It certainly wasn't a big-name theatrical type show, but the boys have never been to a circus, so it was a good start for them with nothing to compare it to.  It was a small family circus, held at a small venue with general admission (adults only, kids were free) and we were early, so we got front row seats.  It was a very family-friendly environment, and they invited the children to sit outside the ring.

I didn't take a lot of pictures, but they had a decent variety of acts.

 This little Capuchin monkey could have cared less about the treats.  He had a mind of his own!

The little girls in the audience were oohing and ahhhing over the hula hoop artistry.

Not a good picture of the dogs, but they were cute and Hulk decided our labrador could be a circus dog.  Yeah right.

 Iron Man liked the juggling act...

...but his favorite part was a clown duo...the little boy in it was about 8, and the act was pretty cute.  He was actually laughing so hard he had tears in his eyes, so I spent the whole time enjoying his reaction!

My husband has sucker written on his forehead, so the boys came home with "light saber" glowing wands.  

There was a lot going on for such a small group, and the boys enjoyed it.  It was certainly nothing extravagant, but it was a cheap night out with the family.

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  1. Hahaha my husband would have bought the light sabers too!

  2. Love the circus! We went to a really small side show circus when the state fair was here....I don't think the real circus comes to the islands. :D Thanks for sharing at FTF!