Saturday, February 2, 2013

The Greatest Show on Earth and Some Decorating

This year we took Jackson to the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus at the Bi-Lo Center.  He really wanted to go last year, so we were all super excited about seeing it this year (We left Will with Mimi and Papa, because we weren't sure if he'd sit still for that long).  We were also able to meet up with some our besties, Kolas, Jaymes, Katie, Ian, and Ta.  The Circus' theme "Built to Amaze" seemed appropriate, because we were all amazed.  The acrobats and animals were awesome!  The elephants were my favorite part, while Jackson's favorite part was the woman being shot from the cannon, and Brian's was the acrobats on the "Wheel of Steel."  A good time was had by all, although we all seem to be coming down with colds.  Jackson fell asleep on the way  home from all of the excitement.  We can't wait to go back next year!

 Daddy and Jackson watching the show

 Ta, Katie, and Jaymes (Jaymes had to have her own snow cone, no sharing with Kolas!)

Watching the man below walk upside down

This picture doesn't do him justice, he was really high!

Jackson and Katie enjoying the popcorn 

The boys watching

 Ta and Jaymes snuggling

 The grand finale

  Our ride home, Jackson fell asleep

On another note, we have been trying to decorate the boys' rooms the past few weeks.  I am terrible at decorating and making decisions about our home.  So even though we've lived in our house for two years now, we are just getting around to decorating some of the rooms in our home.  A few weeks ago, Brian finished a book shelf and colorful shelves (boxes) for Jackson's room.  Jackson loves anything construction so my friend, Elizabeth, gave us the cute hanging decoration below.  Jackson decided to get in on the action and had to get out some of his tools to help Daddy hang it up.  I have wanted to do a train theme in Will's room for a while.  My Papa Jack loved trains and steam engines, so they hold a special place in my heart.  When I saw this train mural online, I just loved it, especially since it is a circus theme too.  I put it on my wish list for the Gannon Christmas gift exchange.  Brian's brother, Uncle Dave, gave it to me for Christmas.  So I was really excited to put it up.  It was really easy to do since it is basically just stickers that go on the wall.  Will likes it and keeps going up and pointing to it and saying "Chooo Chooo."

Jackson's new decoration

 Jackson hammering a nail

 Will's new mural

Will cuddles up with some animal friends while we work

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