Monday, August 27, 2012

Ringling Brothers Circus Comes to Austin!

This Saturday, we headed down to the UT campus to the Frank Erwin Center to catch the greatest show on Earth: Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus! Not only was it Ava's first time at the circus, but it was both of ours as well!!!

We were a bit worried that Ava would either be scared (she wasn't) or it would be too noisy (she wasn't fazed at all!) or it would be too long (it went from 11:30-2), but it went wonderfully!!

Here's the three of us before our first circus experience:

We were able to arrive early and catch the pre-show, which featured a bunch of the animals and entertainers showcasing their talents, including Asia the elephant's painting skills!

And, of course, Ava clowning around ;)

Then, it was time to stock up on our $6 Diet Coke and $4 Skittles, and head to our seats for the show to begin! This is when the fun really started!

I took tons of pictures, but here are just a few of my favorite acts:

The Star-Spangled Banner

My favorite parts were definitely the trapeze artists and tightrope walkers - so amazing. Ava definitely loved the animals! Definitely a great time was had by everyone!!


  1. So happy to hear it went well!!!! It's probably a better age to go now than it was last summer {we took B to a tiny one near my parents's house}. Great pics :) Looks like you had pretty good seats!!! And loved the reference to the overpriced crap. Gotta love it!!!! :)

  2. Awesome! I really want to take Jack to a big circus. We went to a small one spring 2011 and again in 2012. He loved it both times! I'm glad Ava loved it too! You guys certainly keep busy and do so many fun things. Ava is very lucky! :)


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