Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Under the Big Top!

On Saturday afternoon we headed downtown to...

This was Landry's first year and we were hoping that he'd love it.
I mean, one of the main features is his favorite...elephants...how could he not?
We got there early to check out the pre-show...
and just barely made it in time to see the animals before the show.
I think Landry was a bit overwhelmed when we first entered the arena.
He quickly warmed up when he saw he could sit on a motorcycle!

(Least flattering picture of me...ugh! :) )

During the pre-show they had different acts that you could watch from the floor...
including Chinese jugglers...

and, can you tell from the look on his face...


The elephant played a little soccer...in honor of the World Cup.
I love the look of awe in his sweet eyes!

After soccer, the elephant painted a picture.
Landry thought it was the neatest thing!

Time for the show to start!

It was hard to get good pics of this act...but believe it or not there are SIX motorcycles in this ball...all zipping around together!

This guy is clearly a little crazy...Alexander the lion trainer.
I'm not going to lie, I was a bit nervous during this performance, 
thinking that it could go horribly wrong rather quickly.

Thankfully it didn't!

Acrobats with fire

This was the best moment of the circus! 
During the show, Landry spent most of his time watching the curtain waiting for the elephants to come out. 
He could hardly wait for them. Then, this appeared and he was in complete awe. He turned to me and said, "Mom...did you even know that there were flying horses in this world?"
Totally cracked us up!

Once he recovered from the awe of the "flying" horse...he was in elephant heaven!

It is hard to see...but the elephant on the far right is actually standing on it's head!

Landry may have been fooled by the flying horse...
but not when it came to...

the woolly mammoth!
Right away he asked, "Why is that elephant wearing a silly costume?"

I think it is safe to say that Landry had a great time...even if he did almost fall asleep towards the end. :)

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