My mom and I took the girls to the circus on Friday. I remember not too long ago when I used to check Ticketmaster every week to check on the latest kids shows coming to town. Well, I just can't seem to keep up with it all anymore and I nearly missed this circus this year. In fact, I didn't purchase tickets until the night before. In my previous life as a mother of two, that was unheard of for me. I am definitely slipping. :) It's a relatively small and low-budget circus, but the girls especially like this one because of the rides and Leila likes the elephant ride. (Mia has NO desire to ride the elephant yet!) As Kara was getting ready to climb on the elephant - her first time ever - I had to chuckle to myself... it was just nine months ago that we were in China asking Kara if she wanted to ride the pony at the Nanning zoo and she told us it was not safe. Ha! Now, she's climbing on an elephant! (And BTW, they actually had an elephant and camel ride at the Nanning zoo that I quickly passed because they totally didn't look safe!!
The big slide was definitely the hit of the day. There were few lines, so the girls would ride down - each time holding hands - and run out the exit and back through the entrance to go down again. I bet they rode the slide at least 30 times.
BTW, I didn't use a flash and instead used high ISO, but at f/4, I couldn't get
my shutter speed fast enough to freeze the action completely. I still like the looks I was able to capture on their faces, though. Each time down, they looked this happy. :)
And of course, a carousel.
And this happens to be my favorite of the day, but my mom hates to have her picture posted. I'm hoping that she'll forgive me more easily if I bury this photo last. :) Leila and I are both scared of heights, so I'm glad my mom stepped up to the plate to ride the ferris wheel with Kara. Thanks, Mom!
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