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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Our night with the Ringling Bros.

The night that we've been looking forward to for so long was finally here.

The circus.

Here. I'll let this summarize for you...

So Nathan said he liked the motorcycles.... not surprising. What was surprising was now they were not as loud as Mike and I had remembered them. Not at all scary for his sensitive little ears. Here's a little bit of what we saw:

Did you count them? SEVEN! Pretty amazing.

Sarah said she liked the tigers. Honestly, I kept getting video because it felt like a train wreck about to happen. I just knew I was going to catch a "mauling" on video and have me sumthin' to sell... but alas, no. They were pretty amazing, though.

And I know I said my favorite thing was also the tigers, but I was put on the spot. I can't think under that kind of pressure.

I'd like to revise my earlier statement, though, and say my favorite was really the pre-show time down on the floor. It is SO worth it to get there early to do it. For starters, I was in kind of a cruddy mood all day and especially on the noisy train ride on our way there. But we hit that floor and it completely turned around. There's nothing like a performing clown to put a smile on your face, no matter what your age.

It is also so interactive for the kids to see the performers up close and even participate a little.

We can't pass up a chance at a picture on a motorcycle...

They had some dress up clothes to try on...

My little "strong" man...

There are a lot of things that are different from the last time I remember going. But wonder and awe of a child under the big top has not changed. Both of the kids were mesmerized. I am so thankful that we had the opportunity to go while they are that the ages that they are. It was perfect.

And I am so thankful that I get to send one of you, my awesome readers and friends, to the Fort Worth show on August 12th. So, without further ado...

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So, from the list I put together, omitting those who left comments & didn't want to be in the drawing, the winner is Christi!!! I know you and your boys will have a ball, Christi.

Don't forget, the Dallas show runs from now until Sunday, August 9th and then the Fort Worth show goes from August 12th-16th. You can get 4 tickets for $44 (with additional tickets being $11 each) using the coupon code *MOM* at


Lolly said...

Donna, thanks for the info on the Circus. We used your info and got $75 tickets for $14.50. We are going Sunday afternoon.