We were given free tickets for foster families to go to the circus. The kids were all excited. Most of our younger kids had never been to a circus before. The seats were way off to the side, but we could still see well. They oo'd and ah'd over the people juggling fire and mermaids swinging in the air, but their favorite part was the trapeze artists. Everyone jumped when they almost dropped someone. It was a great event.
We looked into riding the elephants, but it was a bit cost prohibitive to say the least. It was one of those moments where I felt a little bad thinking that if I only had one or two kids they probably would have gotten to ride an elephant. But in the grand scheme of things, I think my kids will benefit from the memories of having a big loving family more than a five minute elephant ride.