It seems to be an essential part of childhood....going to the circus. Tonight was Laura's first time going and I think she lucked out with a great experience. There were trick dogs, cats, birds, lions, and of course elephants. There were acrobats and gymnasts, along with magicians and clowns. The whole show was very well done, and she had a wonderful time. Mommy thought she was going to lose it at one point over the absolute stupidity of the people who showed up 20 minutes late and stood in front of Laura for a good 5 minutes trying to figure out seating arrangements. But aside from that it was a wonderful night and Laura was grinning ear to ear when we left. I believe the words "totally awesome" were uttered as we walked out (or should I say speed-walked out, because I am truly my father's daughter and would do just about anything to escape that awful crowd of people leaving).
I wasn't able to get many good pictures because it was so dark, but I do have a few of Laura before the fun started!
Laura waiting for the show to start. The kids were allowed to go down and check on the ring, which we did. Susie the elephant came out and did a trick or two, and then did some "art" with her foot. It was really cool!