You can only imagine my excitement when I discovered a month or so ago that there was going to be a circus of sorts at the Morton Theater in downtown Athens! The show was going to be a stage-show of circus acts performed by people in Athens. I immediately emailed Philip, and we put it on our calendars!
After weeks of waiting, it was finally circus weekend! We went to the matinee on Saturday afternoon. First of all, we arrived and were greeted by lots of funny looking jester clowns as we entered. We knew Landon was going to love the circus when he laughed at the clowns and tried to grab their faces while we were taking a picture. When we sat down in our seats he was amazed by all the people and children, and I was amazed by the beauty of the Morton Theater.
The show began and was full of lots of laughs, some intentional...others not...Philip's favorite part of the circus was when a dog, who was jumping through hoops and catching frisbees, flew off stage and into the orchestra down below. The whole show stopped and everyone watched in nervousness as the trainers looked below for the dog. All of a sudden, one of the musicians handed the dog up from below and placed him back on the stage. He wasn't injured thank goodness! Everyone laughed and the show continued.
Another highlight was the pole dancing teacher...yes people...you read correctly. So begins the performance by the pole dancer and the little girl behind us says loudly to her parents, "Look Mommy and Daddy, It's my teacher!" She actually was great (she did trapeze too), and the little girl was so proud of her teacher! :)
Circus Athena was a wonderful show filled with laughter and action, and I was so happy that my boys shared in my love for the circus! Watching Landon with his bright eyes LOVING EVERY SECOND of the circus made Philip and I so happy! See...good thing I picked it for his birthday party! Maybe he will love his party just as much!