On Friday Grace had her second preschool field trip. The first one to the cider mill was fun but WINDY! This one to the circus was also fun and an all-around positive experience!
We invited my dad to come with us and the four of us had a terrific time :)
I’ll never forget my dad taking me to the circus when I was a little girl. We stood in line afterward so that I could ride an actual elephant. I remember how excited I was to be up so high on such an exotic creature. My dad has fond memories of eating peanuts at the circus when he was a boy, so creating new memories with my girls was special for both of us.
The day couldn’t have gone any better if we had scripted it. Well, unless we could have dropped the price of the cotton candy from FOURTEEN DOLLARS to something more logical like $5. It did come with a goofy hat (seen below on Avery) but STILL.
I almost refused to let my dad buy the ridiculously overpriced treat, but both girls had their hearts set on it, so he generously bought them a bag and made their day.
Otherwise, things were perfect. We left in plenty of time not to be in a hurry, dad treated us to Starbucks on the way (cake pops for the girls and the most delicious peppermint tea for me), parking was a breeze, the place wasn’t crowded at all, our seats were outstanding, and the show was really great.
I think Grace and Avery’s favorite part was the cotton candy!
Avery was literally shoveling it in by the fistful and she had machine-like speed and efficiency!
Meanwhile, I was cringing at all the sugar she was consuming while trying to just chill out and appreciate her blissful enjoyment of the overpriced confection.
Grace loved the cotton candy too, but she has a much daintier approach and a better gauge when it comes to pacing herself with sweets so I wasn’t nearly as worried about her.
Notice Avery’s entire hand in her mouth in the picture above versus Grace’s little pincher bite. It’s so fun to see how differently they approach things :)
The elephants were my favorite part of the show, followed closely by the tigers. You would not believe how many gorgeous tigers they had! I think I was pretty entranced with them which is why I don’t have a picture.
Elephants are my favorite animal and our local zoo doesn’t have one, so they totally stole the show for me. I mean check them out!
Dad treated the girls to a pizza lunch during the intermission and they were both good sports about eating while standing up. I didn’t bring a bib for Avery (doh!) but her napkin bib did the trick :)
It was a really special day for all of us. I’m glad the preschool facilitated everything because we’ll all treasure the memories but I’m not sure I would have made it happen if it was up to me seeing that the show was in town and making arrangements.
Gotta love when things line up like that :)