Saturday, April 21, 2012

The Greatest Show on Earth

The circus was in town last week, so Jack bought us some tickets for the Saturday show. It was Leo's first circus- and for Jack and I, it was the first circus we've been to in a really long time. As we walked through the doors Leo was immediately dazzled by the bustling crowds, bubbly music, flashing cameras, and the shouting vendors with shoulders piled high with popcorn buckets and cotton candy. We made our way to our seats, and soon the show began. Leo was excited to see the elephants, of course, and he was intrigued by the clowns. They didn't make him cry, and they didn't make him laugh. But he was definitley curious about their crazy antics.

The show was pretty cool. Jack and I really enjoyed the acrobats, tight rope walkers, and these guys that walked on the outside of these moving wheels.  It's hard to explain... but was incredible to watch. They were amazing.  The photos don't do it justice.
Leo's attention span grew short towards the end, so left a few minutes early. Leo enjoyed seeing all the displays and colorful merchandise in the lobby again. We headed home for lunch and a nap. It was a great day, even though I couldn't get the circus music out of my head!