Saturday, March 23, 2013

circus day!

today was circus day (gosh, it feels like i say that a lot around here)!  the red show was in town to play the brand new barclay's center for the very first time!  it is not at all a prerequisite of my apartments that i can walk to the circus from them, it just happened to have worked out that way twice in a row.  there wasn't even an arena yet when we moved into this apartment!
i am lucky enough to know several of the clowns in the alley this year, including the current boss clown, taylor.  penny has been waiting to go to the circus since the barclay's center has started looking like something - she was SO EXCITED that it turned out to be today!
circus dress!
penny has her ticket booped!

penny meets chris!
penny would not go into this inflatable play thingee unless taylor went with her.

the alley plus two girls
this last photo, though small, really sums up the circus experience to me.  penny was exhausted, overwhelmed and cranky.  i wanted to keep on catching up with the clowns.  chris sat down with penny and engaged with her on her level, and she had a wonderful time and a personal experience.  and, the whole time, there was a performer on silks in the background.  it's quite a life.

after the circus, penny took a well deserved nap in her stroller, we went to the library and ran into a friend of hers from school, and then went grocery shopping!  while alex made dinner, penny and i cut snowflakes out of origami paper.  overall, a very fun but exhausting day!


  1. I hope she knows how lucky she is! If not.... I will be happy to pretend to be your kid for a day at the circus!

  2. so far as she's concerned, it's totally normal.