3.07.2011

Here comes the CIRCUS!

{LISTEN: Entry of the Gladiators by Julius Fucik}

Grab your popcorn...here comes the Circus. Right before our eyes, a marvelous world of razzle-dazzle emerged, perfectly inspired by fantasy, color, and excitement. 

There were tight rope walkers hovering high above the arena, beautiful elephants thundering around the rings, a daring family of motorbike riders, noble horses prancing, ferocious tigers tamed by the call of their trainer, clowns cascading from a tiny car, and even a battle of two troupes of very acrobatic pirates.

With the call of the ringmaster, we were transported into the fantastic enchantment, and under the brilliant shimmering lights, we delightfully made magical memories. 

And even though Hudson was absolutely entranced by the vividness of the Circus, his favorite part had to have been after we exited the arena. It was pouring down rain, and Hudson was safely gripped in his DaDa's arms as they went running through the wetness, bouncing along through the throngs of people. And as I caught a quick glimpse of Hudson's little smiling face, I heard a huge giggle...his loudest assertion of happiness all day. 


(vintage circus posters via)

27 comments:

Megan said...

ah! dying over your photos! so amazing. what a fun family outing!!

Sophie said...

omg this looks like the best day out ever! Hudson looks as cute as ever!! and so do both you and will. you guys are just such a great little fam! xx

Meredith said...

fantastic :)
i don't know if i've ever been to a circus... i feel deprived.
lets hope i find someone to take me one day.
hope ya'll had a great time! ;)

nicole. said...

aw i love the circus. i hope i can take my little boy to one soon

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A Clown of a Dada said...

What a magical day this was! I am so glad we went. Seats were great and I was really surprised at how Hudson stayed glued to it all. He had such a happy face as we went running through the rain. Maybe next year it will not be raining to we can go to the pre-show.

LOVE YOU and great post

Pixie in Pumps said...

awe! so fun! My parents are my sister are taking my nieces this weekend to the circus when it comes to chattanooga.

erin said...

i LOVE the circus! i went this past summer for the first time since i was a kid, and loved how magical and sparkly it all was.

i can't wait to have a little baby to take :)

Haley K said...

how FUN!! Loved the pictures :) and you always have the funnest (is that a word?) music for your posts!! Felt like I was there :)

I got the biggest grin just reading about Hudson giggling in his daddy's arms as you guys ran and hopped over the puddles in the rain, to your warm car :) And Hudson's little Ringling Brother's tshirt is SO cute!

PS - we're doing a circus theme for Brooks' 1st bday party...this gets me super excited! :) :)

Cat said...

I love the circus...though, I will say, I always end up feeling a bit bad for the wild animals (I feel this way when I go to the zoo, too)...I'm I crazy?!?!? :)

Ashley [Free Honey] said...

You know, I don't think I've ever actually ben to the circus! Now I'm so jealous of Hudson...who looks adorably overwhelmed. ANd then so tired at the end of the day. Gorgeous shots, what lens were you using??

xo, Ashley

charminglychesney said...

all of these pictures are so good! yall look so cute!

Brooke said...

You are the cutest family ever. I bet you had a BLAST :) This is so cute and thank you so much Ashley for your comment!

Diana Smith said...

WOW how fun is that!! I love the circus, reminds me of being a little kid! Hudson will have such happy memories. I hope that Olivia does...although she hasn't been to a circus, yet!! hehe you look gorgeous as ALWAYS!!

Ashley said...

Your pictures are incredible!!

Janette said...

Much to be said about this post, friend! So off to make a list!
1. Your circus adventure outfit is uhh-mazing! Love how you mix and matched it!
2. The cutest pics are the ones of your baby watching the show intensely. He is riveted!
3. I totally want to go to the circus now!
4. Lovely share.. For a moment, I felt like I had tagged along...

Hugs,
Janette

Sarah said...

Circus! Such fun! Love your photos. Your little boy looks so intrigued by all that's happening. I vaguely remember my first experience at the circus - I think I lost one side of my sandals there. Though I don't remember my circus being as exciting and wonderful as yours. x

Lisa said...

Hi Ashley! Thanks so much for your comment, I'm so happy you liked it! :)

I love your photos, they are so great! The colours and the angles are really cool. I'm not actually a big fan of the circus but you've made it look amazing in this post! :) Your family look adorable and you look really pretty!

x Lisa

Melissa: Write it in Lipstick said...

How adorable I love these pictures hon, Hudson is always so well dressed that boy is going to be a fashion Icon one day.

Katariina said...

I love these pictures, so pretty! Looks like you guys had some fun :)

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Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

oh how very exciting and beautiful it seemed to have been!!!

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

oh and goodness I think it's great that you love Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory because that's my 3rd favorite film of all time. The first The Neverending Story is my 2nd favorite. I can't really handle the second one but I did have a big crush on Jonathan Brandis in those days. haha. RIP. . .

My husband read the book. did you read it? one day I will.

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Ahh! So much fun!! I love that you guys do stuff like this as a family! :)

Kat said...

aww looks like you guys had lots of fun :)

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Sarah said...

your outfit is so cute! and hudson's expression in the pictures of him watching the circus are absolutely adorable!

Eva Marie said...

I love the seriousness of his face during the circus, as if he is utterly confused at all the excitment around him and he's just sitting trying to figure it all out. And the fact that the rain was the one that cracked the serious face :) How did he sit for the show? I would so love to bring Liv but scared she will be trying to walk around the whole time.

The shirt - love it :)

Rach said...

Ok, you are beautiful, great pictures, you blog is fabulous and you son looks just like his daddy. love it all!

yay for new blog friends!

Jeannie said...

The circus looks like so much fun. I'm glad Hudson could go. How sweet he is in his little tee. We enjoyed having you all stay with us last week.