Taking the kids to the circus has become a biennial event for us, with this being our 3rd time going. The kids just love it, of course. We went early this year (like we did 4 years ago) and got to see the animals in their pens/cages before the show.
Most of the tigers were lazily lounging around, but there were couple that were pacing like... well, tigers in a cage.
The kids were very excited about the camels, since they'd never seen one up close before.
Then, of course, were the elephants.
It was nearly showtime, so they were getting their last minute preparations done, like getting blown off with a leaf blower and putting on their harnesses.
Then it was time for the show! As we expected, the kids just loved it. It was hard to get pictures of their reactions, but they were very animated most of the show, even little Irene. :)
Olivia loved these aerial acrobats. They were lit up with blacklights and were doing all kinds of synchronized tricks on bungee cables.
Emma and Irene loved the elephants.
Gabe's favorite part was the guys on the trampolines doing tricks.
Ezra, not surprisingly, loved the cannon and the bmx trick riders.