Ottawa SuperEx 2009

by DaniGirl on August 24, 2009 · 2 comments

in Ottawa Family Fun

Looking for something fun to do with the family this week? We never miss an opportunity to visit the Ottawa SuperEx. This year, we went early in the day, gambling against a forecasted 60 per cent probability of precipitation. The rain stayed away, the lineups were surprisingly short, the sun warm and bright, and the boys had a great time. I don’t think we came away from a single carny game without a prize of some sort — just one of those great days when everything comes together.

SuperEx 2009

See the centre and right picture in the top row? This was the first year that we let Lucas go on a ride other than the carosel, largely because Tristan could ride with him. I absolutely adore these two pictures, the centre one because of the expression on Lucas’s face as he looks at Tristan — “Dude, this thing is *moving*!! Are you sure this is okay?” — and the top right one because of Tristan’s protective arm around Lucas’s shoulder. It’s little things like this that make my heart sing with love for my sweet boys. (You can see the pix above in greater detail on the Flickr set, if you like. The square crop of the mosiac just doesn’t do justice to a few of them.)

And how often do you get to feed a seven-month-old lion cub her breakfast? Talk about an irresistable opportunity for a unique photo-of-the-day!

215:365 Lion cub

The Ottawa SuperEx runs through next Sunday, August 30. It’s *not* cheap, but I’ve never felt it wasn’t worth it.


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1 Chantal August 24, 2009 at 10:35 am

We are Carp fair people. Although I think next year I may be tempted to try the X (while I am on leave).

2 Jen August 24, 2009 at 8:32 pm

Beautiful pics as always, and you’ve inspired me to get the boy to the Ex this year 🙂 We did La Ronde last year which was fun, nice to walk around, but he was still a bit young for some of the kid rides. I think this might be the year to give it another go!

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