Thursday, November 8, 2012

The Greatest Show on Earth

On Saturday, we gave up trick or treating (ours was rescheduled due to hurricane Sandy) to attend the Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus.

We had front row seats thanks to our friend who was able to buy them as soon as they went on sale. There seriously could not have been better seats in the house. We were front and center! We are so appreciative of her.

I secretly worried about how the little would behave. 2 kids 3 and under. Would they run around like the crazy children they are at home? Would they try to escape from us and onto the circus floor? Would they have melt downs in their awesome toddler style? Would I end up in tears and sweat?

The kids HAD A BLAST! They pretty much stayed still and watched. Logan went back and forth between us and Dominic/Audrey. Charlie played with Victoria a little bit. But, all in all, they were so well behaved. I may have ended up sweaty was 9 hundred degrees in there.

When we first arrived, we went on the floor. It was awesome!

Some of the clowns, goofing off!

Up up and away...

The kids got to try on the outfits. They were super heavy.

Someone was a little timid when we first arrived.

Some of us stayed behind to keep an eye on our stuff.

Logan looks up to Dylan so much.

A true Mamarazzi.

The toddler girls dressed up. Oh my gracious!

The boys busting a move to the music.

Stef and her girls looking fabulous as always.

Dominic and Jack got picked to participate!

Dom "my life flashed before my eyes as the red zipped by my face."


Quick group shot as they were telling us to return to our seats so the show could start.

Clown Noses! 

And all of that my friends was BEFORE the show even started. (I wish I could have taken more pictures but Gary and I were wrangling the littles and we each had one on our laps for most of the show)

Charlie was pointing and waving to everyone! So was Logan. It made me melt.

These guys were right in front of us. OMG the awesomeness.

Intermission play time!

Same size. Adorable.

Victoria is such a cutie pie!

Cotton candy, hats and popcorn. Heck yeah!

Tigers. Amazing. They were all different colors. (orange w/black stripes. white w/orange stripes. light orange w/dark orange stripes)

Fire man!

Elephants. TONS of them, ha!

Did you know that elephants can stand on their heads?

Under the black lights, these guys and girls rocked. Jumping all over on their special stilts.

The show rocked. I do not remember the circus being this awesome when I was a kid. I am so glad that my kids have these memories of this great show. Such a nice night with some awesome people!


  1. It was so much fun! I loved all the shots you got beforehand. That's when my hands were full, LOL! I'm glad I got to see the picture of the elephant on its head. We missed that, thanks to Lexie's potty break!

  2. Wow! I have never been to the circus and every year say that I'm going to go. If Charlie enjoyed it I'm sure Bailey would too! What fantastic seats!

  3. so much fun, I am hoping to make it next year

  4. It's been an eternity since I went to the circus. Great pics!

  5. How fun! I want to bring the kids again too!!!

  6. Every year I say we are going to go to the circus and we never make it. I want to go so badly. Great pics and I love the one of Amber with her cameras lol.

  7. We had a great time with you! The glow sticks were a HUGE hit, you are always one step it!