This weekend is Sophia`s 6th birthday weekend. With her having a new baby brother and no longer getting all the attention we wanted to make things extra special for her, especially since she`s been such a huge help with taking care of her brother. We wanted her to have a very special weekend so we planned it out in advance. Today is her birthday party, but last night we did something she`s been asking to do: Go to the circus. So since the Jerusalem Shrine Circus was in town we made plans.
According to their Site:
The Jerusalem Shriners are proud to present the Jerusalem Shrine Circus in 2014. The Circus is a fun family adventure for everyone. Proceeds from the event benefit the Jerusalem fraternal operations. The Shriners in Louisiana are best known for their community service, civic involvement in local parades and for their support of the Shriners Hospital for children. For the Jerusalem Shriners, the circus is more than a fundraiser. It is our opportunity to give back to Louisiana, by making it possible for everyone to have a circus experience. The Shrine Circus brings something important to the community -- quality, affordable family entertainment. Each year thousands of deserving children, who would otherwise not have the opportunity to attend, experience our circus free of charge. We thank our sponsors for making this possible. Find out more about the Jerusalem Shriners at www.jerusalemshriners.com. For more information on the circus, visit www.neworleanscircus.com.Just last week we kept noticing commercials for the circus that was coming to town. It was perfect timing since it`s Sophia`s birthday weekend. We had brought her to Ringling Bros and she loved it. I`ll admit, those the performances kind of sucked, but the parts with the animals were good and the animals in the Ringling Bros was treat motivated. You could tell the care takers really cared for the animals and every time the animal performed correctly they would get a treat or they would use the treat to inspire them. Not once during any of those performances did I see any animal abuse. After so many horrible stories of animal abuse in the circus I was relieved and figured the shows must be well monitored now. Boy was I wrong.