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A Circus Date with M & M

We took M & M to the Cirque du Soleil traveling show, Kooza. We picked them up after school and got to our seats just in time for the pre-show clowning around. I think the clowns are my favorite part of the show. Mia would get bored during the clown segments and preferred the wild acrobatics.

They got very excited as we approached the venue and they could see the tents.

Unfortunately, photography is not allowed during the show. I did get photos of the kids, munching on their treats during intermission.

While Mia was totally engaged in the whole scene, Miles was completely stoic. I was concerned that the loud sounds and flashing lights would beĀ  a problem because of his autism, but he was totally engage, even if he showed no emotions.

We stopped at Burgerville to pick up supper for them. I was anxious to get home and ice my shoulder. The Dr. is pretty sure it is a torn rotator cuff so I am doing ice and heat, alternately, wearing a sling and taking Aleve. Hoping this works. Oh, and I am not to lift any thing heavier than a coffee cup for two weeks.

I hope my new camera is not heavier than a coffee cup because I am enjoying it, very much.

These are photos of the Hawthorne Bridge, taken from the car.

An iris in the yard at dusk.

I need to get back in the studio tomorrow.

3 Responses to “A Circus Date with M & M”

  1. rayna says:

    Ouch!! Just catching up on blogs after a week of being home and being sick from what turned out to be a fractured/infected tooth. tooth out – feeling much better and finally feeling up to reading/commenting.

    Sorry about your shoulder – hope it gets better quickly and doesn’t require surgery or anything major.

    Love the bridge pix and pictures of the kids at Cirque de Soleil. I have seen it and it’s not my thing, but lots of people love it.

  2. Kristin L says:

    It’s been years since I’ve been to a cirque du soleil show, but I absolutely loved the ones I have seen. I’m glad to hear that both kids enjoyed the show!

  3. Sally Morris says:

    Hi Geri,

    Loved the Hawthorne bridge picture. My daughter, whose birthday is today!, lived at the other end in a great house she redid in Ladd’s Addition (on Maple). I’m in Hawaii right now,(Big Island), seeing lots of lava. They are redoing the water ways at our condo, using man-made rocks formed to look like lava. Before they refilled the waterfalls and streams they spray painted the rocks with a garden spayer using several shades of brown and black. Looks like the real thing now. I’ve had rotator cuff surgery after an ice skating accident. Therapy was no help. I’m 100% now, but it took lots of hot water thereapy, physical thereapy, and time (almost 18 months, as the Dr. predicted). Good luck. Sally Morris