Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Let's Go To The Ex

Most of the rides at the CNE were either for kids a little older than Jude or had long prohibitive lines. We weren't prepared to wait in them with an infant and a toddler. The petting zoo on the other hand proved to be lots of fun for Jude. He got to feed the animals (though Justin thinks he got nipped at one point - he suddenly refused to feed the animals) and saw up close what Old MacDonald's farm animals looked like.

The Canadian Army had an area where you got to explore the inside of tanks and air crafts and various army vehicles. This is one of Justin's favourite shots of Jude. The tattoo was a nice touch. And apparently a prerequisite for being in the army.

The farm pavilion had a sort of scavenger hunt where kids were sent out with buckets and had to "plant seeds", "milk cows" "pick apples" and such before they were given a chance to ride in these neat tractors in order to take their treasures to the market. Jude had fun. Justin wished the tractors were made for people his size.

We got the CNE around 11:00 am. This picture was taken at about 6:00 pm. They were so exhausted they didn't even wake up when we took them out of the stroller and put them in the car seats.

Unfortunately, the catnap proved to be energizing for the kids. We on the other hand, were completely wiped out.

A few pictures from our trip to the CNE on Friday.


Anonymous said...

So tell us what Jude and Sophie did - how did they like the EX?

Anonymous said...

I can't get over how long/tall Sophie is compared to Jude. She must be growing like a weed.
Aunt Colleen

Erin Fiona said...

Yes, what did they do? Feed barnyard animals? Eat Ex food? mmm....

Wow Sophie has grown!! What size is she now?