Friday, September 26, 2008

The Circus!

We ventured out last night and went to the circus! My kids even lasted the whole time, well, with a little bribing. At intermission they were asking to go home, but once things started up again they didn't ask to go leave...as often. It was kind of a long time for 3 and 2 year olds to sit in one spot. However, Trent and I didn't have a problem with getting bored. It really was amazing the things they did with animals, motorcycles, acrobats, and, simply, their bodies. Well, not simply. My body could never bend, flip, or spin like that. Here we are getting ready for the action to begin. Everyone picked out a treat. $3.25 for a package of M & M's? What a rip. However, I was going to by them all a lemonade from one of the guys walking around until he told me they were $9 a piece, so the candy didn't seem as bad. Well, I couldn't handle spending $27 dollars on drinks for my kids. So, we got a coke to share at a "cheaper" price. I did feel kind of bad because all the kids around us were getting the lemonade, $12 cotton candy and $20 light toys. Oh, well, after the circus they scavenged the rows and found plastic clown noses on the floors. Pretty gross, right? I know, we are horrible parents, but we didn't have to spend their college savings on them!?!?
Mesmerized for the first hour of the show. They were so cute when they would clap and cheer after the stunts.
I had to throw this picture in. I wanted to see if anyone could recognize the guy just behind Andrew's head. I am sure some of my friends from HS will get it and maybe Mandi...
By the end of the night the kids were taking turns laying on my lap. When it was Oakley's turn she laid down and plugged her ears. It was pretty funny.

I asked all the kids what their favorite things were:
Aiden: "The gorillas and lions." Umm, I don't know what he was watching, but there were no gorillas and lions at the circus last night. I tried to tell him that, but he is adamant about that being his favorite thing!
Andrew: "The tigers and they stood up!" I really don't know what possesses a man to get in a cage with 7 huge tigers. Seriously.
Oakley: "The big elfants and tigoos." The elephants were one of my favorite things too. I can't believe you can train those huge animals to do what they were doing last night. Amazing!
Trent: "The motorcycles. I don't know how anyone can have the timing down exact for a stunt like that." They had 7 motorcycles in the big steel ball going around and crossing in front of each other. I thought for sure we would witness a head on collision! That was my other favorite thing too!
It was a good night and a fun activity. We ended the night with a viewing of The Office. It was a good season premier, 2 thumbs up! Thanks to Jill for watching Paige and Morgan. We couldn't have handled all five at the circus!
**UPDATE** Luke has guessed right on the guy.

15 comments:

Luke & Kimmy said...

Finally you clowns go to where you fit in the best. j/k The circus looks fun I wish I could have gone.
-luke

bjensen said...

You two are the funniest parents EVER!!!! I'm jealous! Looks like you guys had fun, I really wanted to go, but I live in St. George! Oh well.... better luck next year! I'm counting down days until you guys get here!

Mark, Steph, & Alex Toone said...

I wanted to go to the circus, but I don't think Alex would have enjoyed it, so maybe next time. It looks like you guys had a great time though. I can't wait to see the gorillas and lions.

Kory-Lisa Allred said...

Wo that looks like so much fun. I bet your kids did have a great time. I loved hearing all thier cute things they said. Sounds like a fun evening!

Jill said...

That is so fun that you guys got to go! Your kids will never know the difference if you bought them things or not. They seemed pretty excited for their noese last night. Thanks for letting me and Steve hang out with you guys again!

Kory-Lisa Allred said...

The grain flakes -if you are interested - I get mine from Azure Standard (there is a Link on my blog). I have also seen them at Winco, not sure if they have those where you live or not, and also at health food stores. It was really yummy porridge sounds so weird though, but good.

melissa said...

We are bad parents. I just realized that the circus was here last night. I'm sure we are too late to get tickets. :( Looks like fun.

Annie said...

How fun to take your kids to the circus! I wish I would have thought of that! I'm glad the gorillas were so much fun! :) Love when kids get something in their mind and there's NO changing it! :)

QMCapson said...

I don't know how you do it. Taking my boys to the grocery store is hard for me. Let alone anywhere I want or need them to hold still for more than 5 minutes. You guys are amazing. More power to you.

Sarah said...

I can't tell who that is and it is driving me nuts! Cute pictures of your family though.

Jake and Becky Veigel Family said...

Sounds like fun

Tom and Dayna said...

I can't wait till our kids are old enough to take to the circus. Sounds like so much fun! Even Though I can't believe how outrageously pricey the snacks were. We would have done the same.

DMJK McQuivey said...

Phil? The tie guy? The screaching tires guy?

Such cute pictures, and you look beautiful!

Kellee Edwards said...

You have me so intrigued! Who is behind him? My guess was Ryan Toone, but I've never known of him to wear hats like that. Fill us all in!!!

Angela and Ryan said...

Looks like a fun night!! And I don't blame you guys one bit for drawing the line on the treats! We went to a Rockies game a couple of weeks ago and we had the same problem, we spent more on junk food like hot dogs and cotton candy than we did eating dinner at a nice restaurant the next night! Oh well, that's just part of it I guess. :)