Sunday, March 27, 2011

Ladies and Gentlemen...

Yesterday we took Betsy to her very first Circus!
It's the Shrine Circus that comes every year and I always had a good time when I was younger. We talked about the circus for days before we went and talked about all the things we were going to see. When the day finally came she was really excited. She really liked the clowns. I was impressed since I saw lots of little kids who were frightened of them. I was glad she approached them and enjoyed them so much.

Of course she got a light-up wand...

But her favorite thing to look at was her program. She just loved looking at the clowns.

Our (my) favorite act is always the elephants. They are so cute. This was a 4-yr old performer. I loved it.

And of course, the clowns...

During intermission Betsy even got to ride a pony. She was such a big girl and didn't even hesitate. She is so fearless. And no worries, Daddy was just a step away.

Before we left we had to stop and get a lion (her pick).

Overall I think she had a pretty good time. I don't think she enjoyed it as much as we had hoped. A few times she asked to go home but we were able to persuade her to stay. She started out watching the acts but lost interest fairly quickly. I think there was just so much to look at that it was hard to focus on one little act. I'm sure when the BIG circus (Barnum and Bailey) come through we will try that one out.