Making memories one day at a time.......and then I write about it.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

The Local Zoo Goes To The Circus


Last Saturday, The SM loaded us all up and took us to, 'the big city'.  He had a surprise for The Natives.  


When each of The Natives were born, we were given a pile of fun stuff to bring home with our newborn.  A new diaper bag...... some samples of formula........  other fun little surprises....... one of which was a ticket that didn't expire for the Ringling Bros and Barnum and Bailey Circus.


When The SM saw an ad that the circus was coming to down, he decided to surprise The Natives and cashed in their tickets.  So, the local zoo went to the circus.

Sorry.  Blurry lousy indoor shot...........  But proof we were there never the less.


 Before the circus began, there were ringside shows on the ground floor.  This little elephant was showing us that she could paint.


Levi loves elephants so we spent our whole time here watching.  He is still talking about the elephants.


If you go to a rodeo, before it begins, a gal (normally) will come speeding around the arena on horseback carrying our beautiful flag.  Apparently if you are at the circus....... you have a gal go slowishly around carrying our beautiful flag.


Let the show begin!!!

20 comments:

  1. What a great title for this post. I was smiling before I even read the story or saw the pictures. And what a great idea to give away tickets to the circus for newborns. I am SO impressed that you could keep track of them for 20 years or so! How does that happen? You must have a really good secret hiding place!

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    1. Perfect title I thought. We went and saw our cousins!!! :D

      I don't know if they still give away tickets but it is a fun thing. I'd forgotten about them actually.......... we had them tucked away in a file.... good thing The SM's brain functions on a higher level than mine!!!

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    2. Yeah. It's kind of sad at our house. Neither one of us is that organized. I am with my stuff, but his stuff, not so much. I can't even find my wedding pictures and that's only been 13 years....
      Maybe they will show up when we move to the new house....maybe.

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    3. Oh, no, the shop vac was right in the storage shed where he looked 2 times! Maybe someone borrowed it and returned it over night, right? I thought he was joking me...I mean it was right there, not even covered up with other stuff or anything. Of course, that is probably how I will find the wedding photos, too....right under my nose and out of sight somehow.

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    4. You know, that happened to me the other day. I was looking for something in the garage. Looked all over. Couldn't find it. Left and came back later only to literally trip over what I was looking for!!!!

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    5. What is up with that? Need a bucket full of that focus oil!

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    6. No kidding!! A gallon of it!

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  2. So very cool. Hard to believe RB is still around after all these years. Looks like the kids enjoyed themselves. :)

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    1. They still are! They aren't as big as they used to be. Both The SM and I noticed that. Just one big ring in the center. Not three like they used to but it was still fun and The Natives did enjoy themselves. Especially when they saw the motorcycles (like TWELVE) in this circle cage thing going round and round. That was pretty cool!

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  3. That's awesome! I'm amazed SM kept track of all those tickets for so long!

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    1. That's because it was The SM!! If it were me...... well...... we all know where my brain is these days. :D I'd have been looking in the laundry room for them and then got sidetracked and started doing laundry and then would have found something that would have taken me into another room and sidetracked would lead to more sidetracking and.... yeah. :D

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  4. I'm just so impressed that you still had the tickets!

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    1. Me too!!! I wonder what else we've stashed away over the years and could cash in on!!!! :D

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  5. Yep, that is a fabulous title! I too am impressed about the tickets. How wonderful to go with your whole family of newborns!

    We've done the cicus before, but just little ones, and the sound was WAY too much for one of mine that has auditory hypersensitivty. It completely messed him up.

    I love that shot with the flag.

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    1. This one was really loud too. We were worried about Levi. Between the sound and the flashing lights, when he was younger would have been too much but he handled it okay this time. Thankfully.

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  6. Wow! That looks like so much fun (especially when you like Elephants!). I've never been brave enough to take Toby to the circus but Amy has been once and loved it. Mind you it was a tiny affair compared to this circus - you guys know how to put on a good show!

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    1. I was worried how Levi would do because it is very loud and lots of bright flashing lights. I was ready at any second to run him out the front doors if need be but he managed it okay with his hands over his ears. :)

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  7. Oh, I looooove the circus! How amazing that you managed to hold onto those certificates.

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    1. It was a fun adventure. I don't know if I love the circus but it was fun.

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