Tuesday, October 18, 2011

the circus is coming to town! (w/giveaway)

ringling bros and barnum and bailey present "fully charged" this year. we have attended the circus the last couple of years and it has never failed to disappoint. tate still talks about his favorite acts (the tigers, especially), and the girls are already looking forward to trying to win the drawing for the elephant painting.

this year the ukrainian strongman duo, dmitry nadolinkskiy and rusian gilmulin will impress audiences by lifting hefty telephone poles and twirl them above their heads while acrobats balance on top. the "fearless fernandez brothers" (another favorite of tate's) will perform extreme jumps and twists inside moving wheels knows as the "twin turbines of steel." brian mizer will rocket through the air from his self-made human crossbow.

of course, no circus is complete without clowns (not tate's favorite, but definitely my favorite). the clowns of "fully charged" will not fail to entertain with their silly antics and clownish comedy again this year.

you have plenty of opportunities to attend the circus this year.  the show will be at allstate arena november 3 through 13.  then the show moves to the united center  november 16 through 27 (the united center offers free parking for all shows).

if you are looking forward to the circus this year as much as we are, then you won't want to miss out on this fabulous opportunity to win a four-pack of tickets for you and your family or friends.  you will have a choice of the following shows to attend: thurs. nov. 3 @ 7:00 pm; wed. Nov. 9 @ 7:00 pm; wed. nov. 10 @ 7:00 pm; wed. nov. 16 @ 7:00 pm; thurs nov. 17 @ 7:00 pm.

just leave a comment below telling me which act you would like to be a part of if you ever "ran away to join the circus."  i think i would like being one of those elephant ladies who ride on their heads and do the "princess wave" to the audience while riding around the ring.  i'm not sure how i would look in one of those sparkly outfits, but i think it would be great to have such a close relationship with the elephants each night!

i will choose a winner using random.org on october 24, 2011.  make sure to leave me your email address so i can get in touch with you and let you know you've won!

if you don't want to leave anything to chance, and you want to go ahead and purchase your tickets now, use the code "MOM" to get 4 tickets for $11 for weekday shows and $4 off tickets to the weekend shows.  if you would like a coloring page to help get your kids excited for the show, you can get one here.


  1. I would like to be a trapeze artist! I have a fear of heights, but it looks so fun! Of course I would need a net below...just in case!
    Sign me up for the give away!
    Karin Csora

  2. The Lion Tamer! I've always wanted to put my head into a Lion's mouth...that's real excitement...and getting paid to do it would be....priceless.

  3. The bearded lady of course. I've always wondered what it would feel like to be gawked at; other than for my good looks.


you can also find me here

some other groups i've joined


reviews from the crib | Creative Commons Attribution- Noncommercial License | Dandy Dandilion Designed by Simply Fabulous Blogger Templates