Saturday, February 15, 2014

Built to Amaze

Going to the circus has become a family tradition for us the past few years.  It wasn't really our intention to go every year, but the circus has been different every year (2012 and 2013) and Evan always begs to go again.  It does usually help break up the monotony of our winter months and gives us a little something fun to look forward to in these less busy months.  This year's theme was "Built to Amaze" as Barnum & Bailey were determined to build a show that would truly amaze guests.  Although most of the circus events were the same, it was still a fun show to watch.  We also got closer seats this year, but I'm not sure if that was a good thing or not.  I think our pictures from previous years may have been a little better because sometimes sitting closer to a show where many of the acts take place way up in the air isn't always better.  Still, I think the boys enjoyed being closer to the action.

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The boys are ready for the show!

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Before the main event, we enjoyed watching the clowns put on a little pre-show act.  

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Brody has a good view from Daddy's shoulders.

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The show begins with the American flag.

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And the singing of the National Anthem.

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Brody liked the clowns and their cute little dump truck. 

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The elephants are always a hit.

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Me and my little man enjoying the show.

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Amazing horses.

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These uni-cycling basketball players were pretty amazing.

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The fact that the tigers always have to be inside a cage just shows you that you really can't "train" these wild cats.

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Daddy and Brody watching the tigers.

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That is a big cat!

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The tightrope walkers are always impressive.

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I think I am always so impressed by these stunts because I have a small fear of heights.

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And of course, it wouldn't be the circus without someone being shot from a cannon.

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And there she goes!  

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I think this is another of my favorite pictures of Eddie and Brody.

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These poodles won my heart.  You can definitely see why they are known as one of the smartest breeds of dogs.   
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And the final farewell. 

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No, this sweet little guy did not make it until the end.


  1. I really love your new header and that picture of Eddie and Brody is AWESOME!!! I now want to see if a circus is coming our way. This looks like a lot of fun.

  2. How much fun! The last picture of Brody is way too cute! You also captured some great action shots. We haven't taken our kiddos to the circus yet. It never seems to line up with Jason's days off or sports. We're going to have to make it happen though. And I love your your blogger header too. You have the cutest family!!!

  3. Do you know that I have never taken my kids to the circus? I should probably do that soon. I have great memories of going when I was a kid. I am also 99% sure that I have the same shirt that you were wearing. Did you get it at Target?


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