Saturday, August 13, 2011

Our Healthy Eater

Andy and I weren't the thinnest kids in the world and as both of us are on weight watchers to help us lose weight, we have no idea where our skinny little boy came from. He weighs just under 24lbs and is a week away from turning 18 months, which would put him around the 25th percentile. He loves fruit and veggies and often his snack consists of grapes and cheese. When we go out and get him a kids meal in a restaurant, it always come with a side of broccoli and a fruit. When I put his chicken and pieces of broccoli and fruit in front of him, he will always choose the fruit and veggies over the meat and ask for more before he finishes his chicken. Just last night, when he had both green beans and chicken on his tray, he only chose to eat the green beans.

This past Tuesday, I was having back problems which prevented me from going to a Mom's Night Out with my mom's group. We were going to meet at someone's house and play board games. I had bought a veggie tray to take and when I didn't go, we broke it open to eat ourselves. It had peppers, snow peas, tomatoes, celery, broccoli, and baby carrots. Brady grabbed a stick of celery and went to town. He only has about 6 teeth so we figured he'd just gnaw on it and not really get any pieces off the stick. We were wrong. He broke it up really nicely. Hopefully his love for fruits and veggies will continue through his childhood and into adulthood.

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