The Circus is in Town!

The Cole Bros. Circus is back!  We went last year and had a great time!  When I heard the advertisements for the circus on the radio I knew we had to go again.  Steph and I piled the four kids into our cars and headed out to the 4:30 PM show yesterday.

I expected the show to be the same as last time but was surprised to find that some of the acts were new.  Like the sumo wrestling clowns (so sad the photo did not come out) and the spotted horse who could do simple math.

Of course some of our favorites were still in the show.  We loved seeing the guy balancing on the huge spinning ring apparatus again.  He almost fell a couple of times…

The tight rope act was right above our seats.  They did this crazy 7-person pyramid that was pretty nuts.  The person on top, doing the head stand, was 10-years-old.

The acrobat chicks who did stunts using only lengths of fabric were nice to see again.

Cousin B tried his hand at his own acrobatic show during the intermission…

I’m pretty sure that Wildman’s favorite part was the cotton candy.

And Cutie Pie?  He devoured half a box of popcorn on his own.


Space Chimps

On Tuesday morning, the boys and I took advantage of the Rave’s free summer kids’ movies by driving over to see Space Chimps.  I was a little apprehensive about taking the two boys to a movie by myself but it went surprisingly well.  They sat there munching their popcorn kid packs and sipping their Sprites.  Wildman and Cutie Pie made it through the entire film without an incident (read: meltdown, kicking seats, running up and down the aisles, running up and down the stairs, getting hurt, crying, etc.)

Afterward, Wildman climbed aboard the bronze snail statue on the lawn in front of the theater.

And they both dropped a couple of pennies in the fountain.

It was a very nice morning spent with my sons.  We went home and made a special muffin cup lunch.  I filled the cups with peanut butter graham crackers, yogurt, blueberries, Mickey cheese, carrots and ranch dip.  The boys ate their meal together in the living room at Cutie Pie’s sports table.  So cute!