February 3, 2011

Greatest Show on Earth

I have to admit, I was pretty impressed with the circus this year.  It truly was a great show and Austin and Owen LOVED it...which in my opinion, made it that much better!!  Austin and I went on the floor before the show and he saw some acrobats, just missed Asia the elephant and met a clown.  I thought he might be a little bit scared of the clowns at first, but he thought they were pretty cool and especially loved their big shoes.  My attempt at getting a good picture of Austin and the clown failed, however, as he could not stop staring at him long enough to look my way.  Could you blame him?

So, the show started at 7:30 and we saw tons of great acts.  Austin loved the elephants, giant bicycle and the guys spinning in the rings and Owen loved the music and bright lights.  There was an intermission at almost 9pm.....yes, 9pm!!!  Both my boys are usually in bed by then!  I thought it was the end of the show, but boy was I was wrong.  After a stretching break and some snacks, we were back in our seats for the second half, another entire hour of non-stop circus fun.  The show finally ended at 10pm.  There were babies and kids passed out all around us in chairs and on their parent's shoulders.  Austin and Owen?  They were still holding on and going strong!  How the 6 year old at the end of our row couldn't make it to 10pm yet my 9 months old could...I have no idea.

Austin was absolutely pumped at the end of the show and talking non-stop while dragging me through a huge crowd of tired children and their irritable parents.  Ryan and Owen were just trying to keep up.  We got outside and Austin was still talking about the elephants and the tigers....and then switched subjects completely.....to monster trucks of course.  Oh no, he didn't forget, he wanted to know where those monster trucks were!  I tried my best to explain.  Then, as we were walking to the car, he saw a big 4-wheeler on the back of a truck driving by and seemed satisfied that he had found a "monster truck."  He then talked about that the entire way home.

Owen, who was about 2 hours past his bedtime and hungry, was just a perfect little angel!  He didn't cry, he didn't fuss, he didn't even fall asleep on the way home.  He had his bottle and finally dozed off in my arms at 10:30 without so much as a whimper.

I guess it's fun to go to the Greatest Show on Earth when you have 2 of the Greatest Kids on Earth!

1 comment:

Mimi said...

Looks like they both (maybe all 4 of ya'll) enjoyed the show!! Can't wait to see them this weekend!! I don't know if Mimi can compete with Monster jam or the circus, but she will try--she loves them both so very, very much!! They are my special angels!!


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