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My 5 Year Old Eats Crab!

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It’s our last day here in the Outer Banks. It’s been an amazing week! We hit the beach, walked, rented bikes, flew kites, hung out by the pool and ate some wonderful seafood (more on that in a bit.) I even ran 21 miles since Sunday!

This may have been the most active, most fun, most relaxing week ever! I’m thinking the fact that my last day of work was the Friday before we left has something to do with it. ;) Regardless we have a blast and today was the best day ever!

It started with a short bike ride to return the bikes we rented. I didn’t get a picture of us but little guy and I raced around on a tandem bike like this one. We rode about 14 miles total yesterday just cruising around. It was AWESOME!

Once the bikes were returned we put a 6 hour shift in at the beach. The water was PERFECT minus a few jellyfish but we braved it. We played paddle ball, took the boogie board out and built sand castles. Little Guy was having a blast…

He even just chilled and people watched with us for a bit…

While on the beach I was reading My Two-Year-Old Eats Octopus: Raising Children Who Love to Eat Everything. What an amazing book! I’m only a few chapters in but I’m loving the stories and advice. There’s even a chapter on pregnancy and breast feeding. How fitting. ;)

Even though I’m not finished with the book it has been inspiring me. Tonight we went out to dinner and I excitedly ignored the children’s menu ordering Ryan a steamed veggie platter…

He also spilt the husband’s steamed crab legs and shrimps. It was so nice seeing him eat such great food and I was proud that he was willing to try everything. Although.. the ceviche didn’t go over to well but the husband loved it. ;)

After dinner we strolled back home stopping for our last bowl of ice cream. It definitely put me over the feeling full edge but it was worth it. We were having a good time trying each others flavors and just spending quality family time together.

The day has now come to an end. Little guys is in bed and I must help the husband pack. We need to head home and I have a busy week ahead even though I won’t be "going to work." FitBloggin’ planning is in full swing. GreenLiteBites is in desperate need to some new food ideas and I FINALLY will have time to initiate some new challenges on BlogToLose. It’s work but it’s my work and there is something amazingly empowering about being my own boss. Oh! PLUS it’s little guys last week before Kindergarten!! So many fun things going on!

OK… I really need to go. I’ll leave you with one of my favorite pics of the day. We were having fun trying on hats at the gift shop. :)

I hope you have a great week! Enjoy your weekend!

Oh! and I have a few more vacation pics over on RoniNoone.com click here if you are interested.



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    Michelle

    August 21, 2010

    Watching my kids (ages 8 and 11)eat stuff thats good for them makes me positively giddy! My kids eat almost everything, including sushi, clams, oyesters and all sorts of fruits and veggies.
    Love your blog Roni, I look forward to more posts now that you are home!

    Sana

    August 21, 2010

    Your son is a veggie eating machineeee!

    Krista S.

    August 21, 2010

    Oooh, I want what Ryan was having! Looks delish.

    Patty@NYC Girl at Heart

    August 21, 2010

    It sounds like you had a perfect week. You son is adorable. My parents never ordered off the kids menu for us we were asked what we wanted to try or we’d share their dish if plates were too large for us. There were never kids meals, we ate a portion of the meal my mom made for dad. Someone had a little trouble with the radishes so I sat st the table for at last an hour trying to make a deal. I’ll eat peas & carrots but no radishes…even now lol.

    Michelle

    August 21, 2010

    My now eleven year old has been eating crab legs and shrimp for at least the past 7 years. It started at, of all places, a chinese buffet :) She loves the variety. It’s great to have a kid who likes lots of things.

    Amie

    August 21, 2010

    I think its fantastic that the little guy will eat all of that! I also noticed that you said “how fitting” about pregnancy and breastfeeding…..?

    JessicaE

    August 21, 2010

    I remember feeling so happy watching my nephew eating clams and loving them at the beach.
    The corn picture is GREAT! Aren’t little boys the best!?

    Barb

    August 21, 2010

    That book sounds interesting cuz i have 3 kids who have always pretty much eaten anything, and I never read it. All my friends ask me what i did when we go to lunch and their kids are eating chicken fingers and frys and mine ordered the stuffed Flounder!! I really dont know what i did except i did expose them to all types of food from the time they were young including fancy restaurants. That veggie platter Ryan was eating looks so yummy!!

    Cynthia (It All Changes)

    August 21, 2010

    My mom gave me everything so I learned to love strange things as a kid. They don’t know it’s “yucky” unless someone tells them.

    BTW I can’t wait to see what’s up for Fitbloggin’ 11. I’m coming and it will be my first conference :-)