that same day, our friends the barneys called to say that they had free tickets to the circus and invited us to go with them. luke had class and sean was in surgery (giving the surgery, not having it) and so it was mom and kids night.
i had never been to the circus before so i was really curious. outside there was a lady with a mega-phone and annoying circus voice- think the guys voice on dumbo, along with some picketers on behalf of the animals.
we got in early to meet the circus folk but were more interested in elephants than clowns- luckily.
elephant art. you can't see, but he is whipping her to make the art. not really.
these elephants have nicely manicured toenails. i see no abuse here, they are more pampered than i am.
and this is the weirdest/grossest picture ever. elephants love french bread and they give it to them as rewards.
these people were amazing- probably my favorite part!
the gang. malia looks like she was really loving it.
seated in the second row- for free! nice.
the little girl who loved the dancing girls and bopped all night on my lap to the music.
the 15 minute fit she threw the next day when she woke up from her nap to find out that she wasn't going to see the dancing girls again and that they had left town on the train.
we loved the circus, thanks again barneys!