Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Ten on Tuesday-CIRCUS edition!

1. We took the light rail to the circus because if you are attending an event at US Airways you can ride the rail for free, and parking at the light rail stations is always free! WIN WIN! Unless it is one hundred some degrees outside, it is LOSE LOSE for mommy, but I sucked it up and pretended to be adventurous and fun!

2. The pre-show where you can get up close and personal with the entertainers is better than the actual circus! SERIOUSLY, you are standing right there, and they grab participants from the crowd, it is AWESOME! I would recommend going the next time the circus comes to your town. AND, it isn't as crowded as you would think because they have multiple areas and things to do!

3. They handed out clown noses, Jackson thought they were hysterical. Tyler wasn't too sure about them at first, but she has been walking around with it on a lot at home. She doesn't like to try things right away, but when she warms up, she eventually realizes she likes it.

4. Jackson and Jim tried on some of the costumes, I wish the picture of Jim was better because it was funny, but I was across the arena when he was trying it on, and thought it was too funny to at least not TRY and get a picture.

5. My favorite was the stilt walkers. The amount of control they have on those things is amazing! You may be able to see the announcer guy looking up in this picture, do you see him looking, right over my shoulder,that's because the big blue stilt walker was RIGHT NEXT TO ME, stomping through! SCARE THE SH*T out of Jackson and I! I shrieked!

6. In my opinion, the circus is seriously one of my favorite events. BUT, I feel that this circus was so over the top, I couldn't follow what was going on. They have done away with the whole concept of "Three Ring Circus", and I don't know if it was that, but I guess I REALLY need the rings to be able to follow what was going on. They did different activities at the same time, and my A.D.D self just COULD NOT FOLLOW IT! The entrance and exit was like a zoo, Disney on Ice, parade, and circus combined in one. I am sure I missed a million and one things, and wish I could have just focused on one thing at a time.

7. Jackson like the motorcycles in the cage.

8. Tyler liked the tigers.

9. We left at intermission, probably so Pat could find the nearest bar and watch the soccer game, though he won't admit it! He likes to blame it on Tyler being tired, even though she sat at a bar for two hours watching soccer!

10. Don't forget to enter the giveaway, ends Thursday 11:59 PM MST!


Karen said...

Looks like fun! Jackson's haircut is adorable :)

the swope family said...

One question, were you standing for the majority or not? Trying to decide from the pics and couldn't!

Looks like you guys had fun! Maybe we'll try it the next time it's in town now that you've given a good review!

Colleen said...

I only took pictures when we were down on the floor during the pre show, so no we didn't stand the whole time. I think we were in row 9, and we had great seats, I just didn't even think to take my camera out because of everything going on :-)