Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Circus Day for Mary Ella

Last Thursday was Circus Day at Mary Ella's school.
Since the circus was in town, the children celebrated by dressing up in wacky silly clothes and eating circus snacks and doing circus crafts. 
I bought Mary Ella some polkadot PJ pants at the thrift store that ended up being too long so she just wore some pants I'd made her last year and a shirt I'd made to match. We paired it with her purple sparkle tutu and a wig I found at Party Express Outlet, topped the wig with a bow, and she was ready to go! She's a little tired in this photo (it was early) but as we drove up to the school she got really excited.

The whole way to school she kept saying, "I can't wait to see what Sarah is wearing..." and "I can't wait to see what Alexander says about my hair." It was so funny. I was surprised that she actually wore the wig all day but she did! They ate circus peanuts, popcorn and cotton candy for snack. Her teacher, Ms. Elaine, told me that as they were eating their cotton candy, Mary Ella told the class that "she picks cotton candy all the time up at the Compound." Ha! 
She also told her entire class that her mommy had a baby in her tummy, and followed it up with, "I don't know what she's gonna do with 3 kids."  That made me laugh so hard. She is so funny.
(And she's speaking the truth - I don't even know what I'll do with 3.)

Here's the clown she colored at school. She loves having her artwork displayed on the fridge at home.

We didn't go to the actual circus this year - our schedules just didn't work out. 
But I'm glad several friends were able to go and it's been fun looking at pictures of all the kids' faces seeing those lights, elephants and crazy acrobats for the first time! 

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