Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The Circus

The birthday celebration continued
on Friday evening in Cincinnati at the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus.

Thanks to daughter, Melissa and her partner and friend, Shelley and their fantastic blog, we were invited into the circus arena early for a question-answer session with three young mothers who are performers,
the exotic animal trainer, the hair hanger, and a dancer who is married to the Ring Master.  
  And, as you can see a few clowns joined in the photo session. with the children and the "birthday girl."
It was very interesting to talk to these young ladies about raising their children while traveling with the circus.

The clown, above, with PJ and Chase, told us he is a third generation circus clown,
following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather.
AJ is ready for the pre-show. 
If you take your family to the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus, be sure to arrive one hour early.
They have a fun, interactive 45 minute pre-show where everyone is invited onto the floor for all sorts of children's activities.
PJ's favorite act was the daredevil motorcycle riders in the steel dome. 
It was an amazing act.
Yep!  GJ the boys several fun souvenirs.
We all loved the show.
It was the boys first trip to the circus, a perfect way to celebrate my birthday!
Thank you to Melissa and Shelley at

When you have time, visit their website. 
They met while in the process of adopting babies born in Guatemala.
The boys are best buddies and so are their moms.


Susan said...

I want to join the circus ! What fun!

racheld said...

What a super-fun birthday!! I can't imagine a more wonderful way to celebrate than surrounded by all that music and activity and folks you love having such a good time.

Super-deeeeeelicious, and what a time you must have had. The pictures are splendid, and I can just feel the exciting atmosphere.

Y'all DO know how to throw a party!


Angela McRae said...

You are a great reporter, Linda! I loved getting this behind-the-scenes circus info, and how fun that you got to celebrate your b'day in such memorable ways this year!

Marilyn said...

What a colorful, fun trip to the circus and a wonderful way to continue the celebration.

Stockpiling Mom said...

Thanks Mom! We are so happy to take you all :-)


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