Thursday, May 19, 2005

The Big Top

This past weekend we went to the circus. They set up a huge tent right across the street from Willow Grove Mall. Last year we went to an open air circus, so this was a different experience-- don't ever underestimate how hot it can get under one of those tents!! It must have been 100 degrees. The kids' faces were bright red, and I had to keep pouring water over N's head to keep him from overheating. But despite the stifling atmosphere, we had a good time. Lots of acrobatic acts and just strange dance-like acts with a giant slinky and an octopus man. I think N enjoyed himself the most. He loved the lights and action. His favorite act was the human cannonball. Not because of the cannonball, but because of the truck that the cannon was rolled in on. It was big and red, and totally thrilling to him. He clapped his little hands, pointed, and jumped up and down in excitement. In fact, I think my favorite part of the night was watching his reactions and seeing the circus through his one year old eyes.

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