Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Circus Fun!

When I was a kid, we put on a musical performance every year in elementary school.  At Jackson's school here, the kids put on a circus performance!  Every year, the school has a "project week" in which normal classes are suspended and the kids work all week on a project.  Once every 4 years, this project is Circus School.  All of the kids are divided into different groups and each group learns a circus skill together.  At the end of the week, the kids put on a circus and perform for their families.

Friday afternoon was spent at the Circus party, complete with concessions of popcorn, ice cream, and other treats.
Brandtley enjoying popcorn.  Here, the popcorn is popped with sugar (similar to kettle corn) and he loves it!

Then the kids performed their show, which lasted nearly 2 hours!

There were clowns, magicians, tightrope walkers, gymnasts, unicycle riders, and jugglers...just to name a few.  Jackson was in the group who learned "tellerdrehen" (literal translation: plate turning) which is the spinning plates on a stick.

In this video, Jackson is one of the kids on the floor:

Jackson's group walking in.  Unfortunately, I didn't have a good angle for pictures, so this was the best I got of him.

Clown performance

Tightrope walking


Showing off his red nose after the show.  
(Side note: The days are getting very long here now. The sun doesn't go down until nearly 10pm and this picture was taken at 7pm but looks as bright as mid-afternoon.)


  1. Amazing! If the sun doesn't go down until around 10 p.m. I wonder when it comes up?

    1. It's coming up around 5:20ish right now! So early!!!

  2. I loved the musicals that we got to attend!Wish we could have been at Jackson's circus. FUN ๐ŸŽ†๐ŸŽ‡✨