Saturday, June 26, 2010

Camels and Elephants and Clowns.... OH MY

Today we had a family first.... we went to the circus! I went to the circus as a child but I don't remember much about it, so it was very new, fun, and entertaining for our whole family :) When the Amburgey's invited us to the circus we were excited! It was doubly exciting to know it was coming right here to Nicholasville since Ivy is NOT much of the car rider (yes, please join me NOW in praying about our trip to the beach)! Now onto the circus... when we pulled up to the park and saw the Big Top we knew it was going to be a great (AND VERY HOT) day!

Ivy so excited to get started with the day :)

Riding the train... Ivy didn't want to ride until Rhett was pulling away without her! Thank goodness for the sweet conductor that stopped to let Ivy join in on the fun.

Yes, that is who you think it is!!! Ivy rode a camel. Seriously, there are a lot of "brave" things that Rhett does and Ivy cheers him on- but today she wanted to partake in the action. She actually rode the camel. She shocked herself just as much as she shocked all of us with this little adventure! Tonight she said she wants to go back to the circus, but she doesn't want to ride the camel anymore. I guess the bravery only lasted a day!!

Our own group of circus clowns!

Cicely and Sidney Shea so pretty in green!!

The elephant parade.... the elephants were my favorite part!

All of the circus stars leaving at the end!

Smorstad Family (plus Alex the Clown)
Circus 2010


  1. How fun! I can't wait to hear about it...Ivy style!

  2. The circus! How fun! Ivy is one cute brave little girl. :)

  3. So fun!! and again Ivy's hair.....super cute.

  4. Looks like a blast! I can not believe she got on the camel. I am not sure either of our girls would have gone for that:)

    For long car trips we buy the girls a new toy from the dollar store for every hour of the trip. We give them their new toy if they were good for the previous hour. They think it is the greatest thing EVER and it really is just a bunch of junk!!!

  5. Awww, love it!! What a fun memory to make! I love Ivy's hair-do...will you fix it like that one night at the beach?? :)

  6. So much fun!!

    I gave you an award on my blog today!!

  7. How fun! I had no idea Nicholasville had a circus in town! Ivy was very brave, even if it was short-lived.

  8. Love Ivy's hair in the little knots! The family picture is great...just crop out that scary clown. :)


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