19 November 2009

The Circus

Last night was another night filled with Maggie being (unintentionally) funny. Maggie and I met up with my parents and hubby/daddy and we all loaded into the car to go to the opening night of the circus!

We knew Maggie was in rare form when we got to the circus and my mom was helping to get Maggie out of the carseat. Since she wasn't totally familiar with the carseat buckles, I was giving her a few pointers as we got Maggie out. Once Maggie's shoes hit the pavement, she said, "Good job, Mimi!" We all laughed over that one!

Maggie's favorite part of the circus was the elephants. It wasn't the circus I remembered from growing up. Instead of three rings, the performance floor was more of one giant oval, so you didn't have to choose what to watch at any given time. I like it better like this - I'm not afraid I'll be missing something cool when I'm watching another ring, you know?

We always joke around about Maggie not being at all shy around strangers. At our trip to the circus she really reinforced this! Just before intermission, the woman in front of us got some cotton candy. My mom and I were cracking up again as Maggie almost leaned between the seats to grab it right out of her hand! Luckily the nice lady shared some with Maggie at intermission. Apparently she made a fast friend, as during the second half of the performance, Maggie wanted to go sit with her! That's right - four adults in our party, and the baby wants to go sit with someone we'd never met before. Goofy kid! I've told everyone a hundred times that this is the same thing Maggie does at school or anywhere else we go - since she usually spends all of her time with me (and this is me with Maggie in the pictures), she likes a little variety and grabs some other adult when she has the chance.

I'm sure you'd have a great time at the circus too! If you're in the Southeast Michigan area, Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus is at the Palace of Auburn Hills until November 22. You can get four tickets for $44 by entering MOM in the 'MC Promotion' box when purchasing through Ticketmaster.

Be sure to get there early so you don't miss the All Access Preshow! You'll be able to go right to the circus floor to meet performers, try on costumes, get autographs and just generally 'clown' around ;) We got to watch Kelly the elephant paint a picture, as well as a super tall guy on stilts walk right over daddy's head! It's free for all ticket holders.

Here's the discount details summarized for you:
Ringling Bros. Coupon Code Details
* The coupon code will be MOM to get four tickets for $44 for ALL performances!
* The tickets can be purchased from http://www.ticketmaster.com and by entering the MOM code in the “MC promotion” box when purchasing tickets.
* Minimum purchase of 4 tickets required; additional tickets above 4 can be purchased at $11 each.
* Offer not valid on Circus Celebrity, Front Row, or VIP seating.
* Cannot be combined with other offers. Service charges, facility & handling fees will apply.

1 comment:

Tammy said...

Sounds like everyone had a great time.