Bill asked me last week what I wanted to do for my birthday and I told him I wanted to go to the circus. He asked me again because he thought he misunderstood me. But I really did want to go to the circus.
I’ve been two other times in my life. Once with my dad and once with the girls about a week before Jacob was born. Savannah was only two at the time and didn’t remember going. So yesterday afternoon Jacob, Savannah and I headed to the big top to see the Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey circus.
I think it’s written somewhere that you are supposed to have cotton candy when you watch the circus.
We enjoyed the motorcycles, elephants and trapeze acts … and yes, the $12 cotton candy.
It came inside the souvenir hat Jacob is wearing so I’m trying to feel good about spending that much on spun sugar.
And I would have more pictures of the circus, but we went to the pre-show elephant exhibit and Savannah wanted to take pictures so I let her use my small digital camera. I had no idea … until we got into the show and the camera flashed **low battery** that she had taken tons of pictures of the elephants. I actually took this one and it is the only elephant picture I took.
Savannah however got the elephants from all angles:
We really enjoyed watching when they poured out a tray of apples for the elephants to eat.
Except the kids were embarrassed when I said … “Look, he’s eating with his nose!” They rolled their eyes and said “that’s a TRUNK mom”.