Posted in Circus, FAMILY TIME, Live Show, Summerfun

Bring on the Excitment: Circus Hermanos Vazquez

In exchange for my time and efforts in attending shows and reporting my opinion  within blog, The Circus Hermanos Vazquez has provided myself and family with complementary tickets. My opinion within my blog is a 100 percent my own. Enjoy.

The excitement of the crowd fills the tent as music begins to play, the show is about to begin! The girls eyes are widened with expectations of surprises, unaware of what is to come. Our bodies begin to move with the beat of the music and our hands clapping on point with every bang.

We are ready!

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Little did I realize that the show was all in Spanish, should have guessed that… Silly me. But what an experience, Geraldo was laughing hysterically and translating what was being said.

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The girls were entranced into the show, as well as myself. Amazed as we watched the many acts. The young men dancing and lifting one another into the air; bringing Elleanna to her feet to dance to the music. As we laughed at their act, awed at the lifts I couldn’t help but keep smiling at my daughters laughs and smiles.

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Though I had a hard time understanding what was being said other then having my translator near; I found myself drawn to the Alien Clown. As he “shot” arrows at a gentlemen from the audience I thought I would never catch my breath from laughing so hard. Though the many performances that you all may see, there will always be a different reaction to the shooting arrows. As the gentleman jumped blindfolded, worried the arrow would get his lower half Isabella cracked up laughing. I’m sure she didn’t understand the whole performance totally but to hear my children giggle, to watch a breathtaking performance was a lifetime memory.

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Not only were we taken by the amusing clowns, dance moves and routines of these wonderful circus performers but also their animals. From the trained horses that had Elleanna in aw  with she snacked on caramel popcorn to the trained dogs act. I was shocked to see a circus performer dressed just as I imagined… As if he was a vintage circus performer, a ringleader I would say. I was in love with the costume.

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Watching the thrilling acts above the stage, daggling from ropes, and spaceships that were in my eyes SPEEDING; I was shocked at their calmness… The way they were so in control on something that could easily go out of control. We certainly were having a lifetime experience!

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I was thrilled to have a photo with one of the clowns that was walking around pre-performance. Towards the intermission they came around to see if we would like to purchase the photo; how could I say no. Though I believe that Elleanna was staring down a clown that was across the ring and could have smiled… But this is one for the scrapbook, better yet one for the large number of photos of family activities we have done from Maryland and now back home in Central Florida.

I am very pleased to have shared this experience with my children; to have them involved in not only English speaking performances but also Spanish. I hope you too will attend and love the performance just as myself and my family.

La emoción de la multitud llena la carpa, cuando la música comienza a sonar, el espectáculo está a punto de comenzar! Los ojos de las niñas se abrieron con expectativas de sorpresas, sin darse cuenta de lo que está por venir. Nuestros cuerpos comienzan a moverse al ritmo de la música y nuestras manos aplaudiendo en el punto con cada explosión.

¡Estamos listos!

Las chicas estaban en trance en el espectáculo, así como yo. Sorprendido mientras veíamos los muchos actos. Los hombres jóvenes bailando y los maravaristas haciendo su show. Yo sujetando a Elleanna al querer levantarse a bailar a el ritmo de la música. A medida que nos reímos de su acto, asombrado en los ascensores que no podía dejar de mantener la sonrisa en mis hijas se ríe y sonríe.

No sólo estuvimos asombrado por los payasos, movimientos y rutinas de estos maravillosos artistas de circo si no también a sus animales. los caballos entrenados que tenían, Elleanna comiendo palomitas de caramelo, el acto de perros entrenados. Me sorprendió ver a un artista de circo vestida igual que yo me imaginaba … Como si fuera un artista de circo vintage, cabecilla diría yo. Yo estaba enamorada de el traje.

Viendo los actos emocionantes sobre el escenario, maravaristas y las naves espaciales que estaban en mi ojo A ALTA VELOCIDAD: Me sorprendió la tranquilidad que tenia ellos … La forma en que estaban tan en control de algo que fácilmente podría salirse de control. Ciertamente estábamos teniendo una experiencia unica.

Estoy muy contenta de haber compartido esta experiencia con mis hijos; tenerlos involucrados en actuaciones ,ahora. No solo en Inglés, pero también español. Espero que usted también pueda asistir y tenga el rendimiento al igual que mi familia que se la paso riendo. Estoy seguro de que ella no entendía todo el rendimiento , pero escuchar mis hijos que se ríen me hacia entender que se lo disfrutaban ,para ver una actuación impresionante era un recuerdo de por vida.


Posted in Circus, FAMILY TIME, Live Show

Big Apple Circus: Metamorphosis

In exchange for my time and efforts in attending shows and reporting my opinion within this blog, as well as keeping you advised of the latest discount offers, Big Apple Circus has provided me with complimentary tickets to their show along with the opportunity for my giveaway of two opening night tickets. Even though I receive these benefits, I always give an opinion that is 100% mine.

The amazement as we began walking toward the large tent, wonders of what would happen. Magic? Clowns? Would there be elephants like all the “circus” movies or shows we’ve seen? Our excitement has built for many days now; due to the fact myself and Geraldo along with our daughters have never been to the circus. We searched the web from their website to the famous Youtube of course. Every word and video kept us on the edge of our seats you could say.


So it beings here… I had to have the girls take a photo outside the large tent before sitting down. How many times in your life can you say you went to the circus? Well you can if you join the Big Apple Circus membership. (Found on their page where you also can find contact phone numbers for more information.) After having an usher directing us to our seats we became amazed at the “small” yet spacious soundings. Count down starts… What is to come?!


First the comical clown, oh how I loved how he began the show. Catching our attention, interacting with the guests he had us laughing like hyenas. Next was seeing who was in the show, introducing of the cast members with a beginning show entrance.


From each moment we were enchanted into this circus with animals and circus members keeping our every attention. Elleanna was entranced and unable to keep her eyes off the performers for a moment; when intermission came she was not a happy camper waiting. So Isabella, Gerlado, Elleanna and I stepped outside for some popcorn, light up toys and shirts. We’re always looking for a keepsake as a memory piece for our adventures.


Rushing back to our seats hoping not to miss a thing, we realize how late it has been getting. A two hour show for The Big Apple Circus at 7pm is not very suitable for my girls with bed time of 8 which was when we had intermission (8:04pm to be exact). Their attitudes began to change from being excited and entertained to overwhelmed with sleep and fidgety. The second half of the show became very hard for mommy to keep the girls under control, though we wished the show was earlier in the day we had a magnificent time. From watching the camels, horses and dogs, goats and pig to the brother’s foot work and the bubble performance I must say The Big Apple Circus is one that I would go back to.


I felt as if we timed hopped back into the 1940’s (ok maybe later then that even.) entering the tent, wondering what it would have been like to have our entertainment be the circus coming to town rather than all these electronic devices that keep us cooped up in our homes. No longer playing outside for hours or a peaceful family conversation at dinner; but children and parents eyes glued to televisions, Iphone’s and Galaxy’s. This performance reminded me how much family time means to me, that the girls are only this young for a short period of time. We need to grasp every event, performance, and sport, along with outdoor outing that we can and make memories.


Thank you Big Apple Circus for putting the magic back into my eyes, my mind and my future. We will see you again soon.

If you have ever been to the circus what is your favorite part? The Food or maybe the keep sakes? Or is it the performance itself, captivating your attention with every motion like The Big Apple Circus?

Have you ever been to the Circus?

In exchange for my time and efforts in attending The Big Apple Circus performance and reporting my opinion within this blog, as well as keeping you advised of the latest discount offers, I have been provided with complimentary tickets. Even though I receive these benefits, I always give an opinion that is 100% mine.  I have also been given two raffle tickets for opening night September 18th; please take a look at the link at the ending of the post for your chance to enter the give away.

At the age of twenty-four I cannot recall an outing to the Circus… I watched movies, cartoons and heard friend’s speak of experiences of the Circus… I imagined it all from the clowns to the lighting, surrounding’s and the sound of laughter but in 16 days I will be going with my daughters and Geraldo. A family event, the first for us all and we are doing it together. Now as I’m counting the days wondering what our experience will be, I wonder how my daughters are going to love this. Our adventures are just beginning and must I say they are taking amazing twists and turns with new scenery and memories.

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