Tuesday, April 8, 2014

See you at the Circus!

This past weekend the circus came to town and Hubby decided that we should take Elyse to her first official circus performance.  I honestly wasn't sure what she would think about it, just because it was such a different atmosphere...and sometimes she's pretty unsure about completely new experiences! 
We ended up waking her early from her nap, and she fell back asleep in the car while we drove so she was still a little groggy when we headed inside.  Thanks to a fantastic friend, we had some great complimentary seats & to my surprise, Elyse LOVED it! 

Watching the ladies perform the aerial acts!

Momma...look at the girls! 

Completely captivated!

The best smile I could get...she was WAY too focused for pictures!

Watching all the action!

She was dressed in true circus attire with sparkly red shoes & everything!
At intermission (which was actually almost 2 hours into the show), they open up pony rides, elephant rides, and camel rides on the floor of the arena.  I really thought Elyse might want to go see all the animals so I encouraged Hubby to take her...I never dreamed she would WANT to RIDE the ponies!  Thanks to our ridiculously generous friend, we also had some complimentary ride passes! 

The best family picture I could manage!
She got right up on that pony like she'd done it a thousand times and LOVED EVERY SECOND!!!

And she was not the happiest of campers when we told her that she couldn't ride again! 

She even asked to ride the elephant, but the line was TOO long!

Thing those cheesy grins look alike?!?
Overall it was a wonderful family afternoon.  We left not long after intermission just because it seemed to be lasting forever and we had already been there for over 2 1/2 hours!  However, we finished off the evening with dinner out & frozen custard for dessert!  I couldn't have asked for a better way to spend my Saturday! 


Sara McCarty said...

So awesome! She did great! I wonder if Mac would like something like that? We tried riding a pony last fall, only to have a major crying meltdown. Elyse seemed like she had a blast! You guys are too cute!

Melanie said...

Awesome!! We are planning on hitting up the circus too..Can't wait!

Kate @ Daffodils said...

How special!

Rod and Alex - aka: "Rolex" said...

Oh my! I'm ashamed to say it's been a while since I've dropped-in on your little family! Elyse is a little girl now! Going to the circus and riding on the ponies! She certainly is growing into a lovely young lady! Glad your family had fun at the circus! Looks absolutely wonderful!

Megan said...

This is too cute! It looks like she had a blast!!

Mrs. Pancakes said...

First i love her circus outfit...how cute and second looks like she had a ball!!