Grandma and Grandpa Preister met us there for the big night and Charli enjoyed most of the circus attached to them. During intermission Grandpa took her to ride on a pony and go down a big slide! She wanted nothing to do with riding on the elephant, maybe next year?!!
Before the circus got started a clown named Maverick came up to Charli and said that she needed to find him after the show for something special. We didn't really know what that was about, but thought it was special so we were all looking forward to seeing what it was!
After the show we went to find Mr. Maverick the clown and he told Charli that he wore small hearts under his eyes to show the little kids how much he loves them and wants them to have fun, and at each show he wears a special ring that has a heart on it too...and at some shows he picks a very special kiddo to give his ring to - and he picked Charli!! So he put the ring on Charli's finger, and she was so proud of it!!! Then Grandpa took her back to the souvenir booth to buy a balloon!!! She was so happy when we left, and had such a good time - I am SO glad we took her!!
On our way to the car Grandpa told her that next year we would come back and bring baby Braxton and the baby in mommy's tummy...to which I said she would rather leave the "babies" at home and go along probably!! She followed that up with something about leaving the baby AT the circus!! :-)
Thanks grandma and grandpa for making the circus special for her...she was talking about it first thing this morning -- she went to the circus with grandma and grandpa (forget that WE were there, right?!!) and she got to sit on grandmas lap to see the guys fall over and be silly!!
Grandpa and Charli...they look pretty proud of each other I would say!
she looks so little on that big slide!
mmmm, ice :-)
Chad thinks this might have been HIS first circus too, but his dad says no!! Either way...the first one he remembers! What a big night for these two :-)