Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Under The Big Top World

A few weeks ago, Brett received an email from his friend Darren stating simply he wanted to help Quinn knock something off her list. What was attached was a gift certificate to The Big Apple Circus!

We got tickets for the day after Thanksgiving. Now mind you, the only circus I have ever been to is Ringling Bros, and I'm pretty sure I've only ever seen it at Madison Square Garden (which bills itself as the world's largest arena most famous arena (thank you Brett!  you'd think after working in the same building for 5 years, I'd know that by now)). So I was envisioning a fun but non-relaxing day in the city. 

the boys having a bit of fun before the circus

What I got was anything but!  The Big Apple Circus is in a TENT - a for real tent! - in the plaza at Lincoln Center. There were maybe 20 rows in the entire place and one ring. Read: Perfect for a family with wee ones. 

The acts were phenomenal - mainly human acrobatic acts that were seriously incredibly. A woman shot a dart and popped a balloon. Upside down. With her FEET. Freaky stuff!

requisite family pic

my current favorite pic - I literally laugh every time I see it!

We did have to keep Miss Quinn's hat on. Not for warmth but to help muffle the noise!  (Note to self - beware of the fireworks at Disney...)
family pic FAIL haha

The boys had a great time - Colin was giggling out loud at the clowns and Reid loved the ponies. Afterwards we picked up sandwiches and snacks from Starbucks and stopped at a playground to eat. 
Colin also had an eye for the popcorn!

you can tell how much I love this kid-
I'm posting THIS pic
because of her face in spite of mine!

We really had so much fun!!!
passed out!

good time had by all!

Quinn's Idea(wo)men: The Lipp Family

Quinn's Benefactor: Darren Mallis

Quinn's Wing(wo)men: Colin, Reid, mommy, daddy


  1. that sounds like an incredible day!

  2. I loved, loved, loved every single picture I dont' even know where to start!!!! 1st the family one is AMAZING, you all look so good, the one of the 3 cuties with their faces in the cutout it soo funny and cute! I love Quinns perfect little face poking out:) The one of Quinn laughing is to die for! it says it all, what a precious little baby girl. the one of you and Brent holding all 3 kids is so cute. and the last ones of them all sleeping-so sweet. The one of you and the 3 kids is BEAUTIFUL-super model mama and 3 sweet perfect babies. I am so glad you had so much fun:) xoxo, Chelsea

  3. Chelsea said it all. What beautiful pictures of a beautiful family. Looooove Quinn's belly laugh pic! xoxoxo

  4. Awwww glad you all had such a great time---I was next door at the opera that same day!

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