This weekend I turned 36, and we celebrated in a number of low-key ways, with pancakes, a walk downtown, the circus, watching Germany win the World Cup (big cheers from this half-German girl), attending the Ballet Gala and "British Invasion" themed Lawn Party at SPAC (one of my favorites, where friends of mine took home the best tent award with a hand painted tapestry by the talented Gretchen at Saratoga Paint and Sip Studio) and lots of ice cream. A special thanks to all of you for the kind birthday wishes. All day whenever I checked my phone I saw more pop up and I read each one of them, and each one of them was so important to me and very much appreciated. I also want to say a special thanks to the cast of Circus Smirkus who made a special birthday card for me, it was such a sweet gesture and really topped off the whole day.
I have to add, the Circus Smirkus performance was really top notch. These kids put their all into the performance, and it is hard to believe they put it together in three weeks. The atmosphere is just so positive and upbeat, and everyone really gets into it. I love how old fashioned the experience is too, just the big top, the performers, some cotton candy and you and your kids. It was so fun I can't even blame them for my kids tumbling all over our couches during the World Cup Final saying they want to be in the performance next year. If you missed it this time around, don't miss it next year, and I hope the Waldorf School of Saratoga Springs keeps bringing this great family experience back to our area for years to come.