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Friday, January 14, 2011

Circus Time!

My boss at Lake Family Magazine happened to get a bunch free tickets to the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus. She made them available to employees and some close friends. We got to go last night with my sister, Bam Bam, and a bunch of other friends. Here are a few pictures:
Sari walks the tight rope

My shy girl needed Mamma for her to get anywhere near the clown

Part of the free pre-show was trying on costumes!

Asia the elephant painted a picture

Two rows of trouble makers ;-)

Tigers

Elephants

A rare picture of the kids WITH their Mamma-usually I'm behind the camera.

The Greatest Show on Earth
The circus was the best we've ever seen, and the kids loved it.  The FREE pre-show was full of lots of opportunities for them to experience the circus up close and personally.  The whole experience was wonderful, except perhaps the shameless price gouging for food and drinks.  The popcorn was $9, the cotton candy $12, and a glass of lemonade was $9!  Insane!!!  Luckily, we brought a little treat in with us-each child had a few pieces of halloween candy and a holiday rice crispy treat I got for .15 cents each at CVS.  It was enough to keep them from wanting something else.  We were all thirsty, but $9 a drink times 5 of us is NOT in the budget, so good old fashioned water from the water fountains had to do.  We stopped on the way home for some .99 cent Arizona Fruit Punch drinks and everyone was happy ;-).
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1 comment:

Cindy said...

Sounds like a good time! Great pictures! I haven't been to the circus in years and Tucker has never been.