Tuesday, February 20, 2007

The Greatest Show On Earth?

We had a huge blessing of 4 tickets to the Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus. If the person who sent them to us is reading this... Thank you! It was fun to be able to surprise the boys. We didn't tell them where we were going, and they didn't figure it out till we were in line for awhile! I think they heard someone else mention what the line was for! This was Ty and Devon's first circus experience. Jon and I went to the circus about 10 years ago, but we haven't been since. I have to say it was quite different from how I remember the circus to be. I remember lions, tigers, elephants, and monkeys. Well, we did see elephants and white tigers...but the rest of the animal acts were dogs and cats! WHAT! Yes, we saw trained dogs and cats running around. It was very odd. I wondered if the circus got slammed for treatment of animals or something. Anyway, we did see all the trapeze artists and the motorcycle dome of death thing (the boys LOVED that!) and all the other normal circus stuff...the clowns had a giant food fight which was pretty funny. The best part for me was watching the excitment on the boys faces when they saw the different acts. I guess that made it all worth while.

The boys are out of school this week. We are finally having winter break. In about a month we have spring break, and then about a month after that we are done for the summer! I can't wait. By about this time of the year, I am ready for them to be done with school. If you asked me 2 weeks after summer break has started I am sure I would tell you that I am ready for them to be back in school!

Our dog is still great. Last weekend was the first time Jon was gone at night since we got him and Solomon sat by my side all evening till Jon got home. He usually likes to go lay in the kitchen, but this time he stayed in the living room by the couch. He even started to bark a little when Jon came in the kitchen door. I think he will make a good watch dog for me when Jon is away on trips! :)

Well, I think that is all I have to report on for now. See ya!