A few weeks ago, during our last trek out to the Big Easy, Susu and Pawpaw treated their granchirrin to a trip to the circus and us parents tagged along for the fun of it! We started out on Friday morning thinking we were going but when we got down to the arena and had the parking lady tell us not to "worry about where to park 'cause there ain't no circus this morning" Emily checked the tickets and sure enough they were for Saturday morning! Well, needless to say, there were a few tears shed by some certain little things that I wont name. But by the time we decided we would go see Toy Story 3 for a little distracting entertainment, those things had fallen asleep! We had an hour or so to kill before the movie started so we went to McDonald's and while the big kids ate, the little kids slept! Worked out perfect. It was James and Audrey's first movie in a theater and they enjoyed it. Little Miss Ants In Her Pants eventually ended up watching the movie on the steps and James ate a ridiculously large amount of popcorn! Good times.
The next day we really did go to the circus and that really worked out better since Jon and Mr. Ronnie had had things they had to do Friday and weren't with us for the first attempt!!
It had been years since I'd been to the circus so I was a little excited myself! Some of the things those circus people do.......it's just amazing!!! J and A started out in Ms. Susan's lap and about 30 minutes into it, Audrey fell asleep. The poor baby was so tired. She slept until intermission which was just enough to get her going again! She enjoyed seeing the elephants and tigers! About 10 minutes before intermission James got in my lap and started whining. So, I told him to lay his head down and close his eyes and to my shock and disbelief, he did just that. And actually went to sleep. He slept all thru the break thru the entire last half and didn't wake up till we were outside walking to the car. He slept thru 3 canons going off. My child, who can't even sleep in church, slept at the circus!!!
The funniest part about it is that James thinks he saw all the stuff that he didn't see. Like the lions and canons and such. He gets so excited talking about those lions, that he didn't even see!!!