Walking, Skateboarding, and Chocolate

Yesterday morning after breakfast, Danny and I took the kids to a local trail and walked for about two miles.

Two miles is about all Jaden can handle before he throws himself on the ground in defeat, moaning that he can’t possibly walk another step. We’re usually right next to the car when this happens.

Afterwards, we dropped my niece off at home and visited with my mom, brother, and sister-in-law a bit. Then, we took the kids to a skate park. Jacob has been skateboarding for about a month, and he is really into it.

I get a little nervous bringing him to the skate park because there’s usually a bunch of teenage boys there, and he’s just a beginner and I don’t want him to get in the way. I’ve seen those kids fall and it’s not pretty.

There was a handful of teenagers skating when we got there yesterday, and I told Jacob just to make sure he didn’t get in the way and to do his own thing. One of the kids skating was very nice and said that the kids were fine and offered to move so they could go down the ramps and stuff.

I feel like you don’t often come across teenagers that are so nice to little kids, especially when they’re kind of invading their space, so I very impressed with this kid and how he acted towards Jacob and Jaden.

Later in the afternoon, we met up with my family at Bamboo Spoon for some frozen yogurt. I ate really good yesterday, and made sure that the frozen yogurt stayed within my daily calories. Although, I usually have to estimate the calories in the toppings.

His and hers fro-yo:

After eating our frozen yogurt, we walked around the stores for a little while. My dad wanted to take us to this little chocolate cafe where they serve awesome chocolates, coffee, and chocolate martinis.

Sitting in the martini room:

Look at these chocolate! Aren’t they awesome?!

Awesome, but expensive. $14 for eight little chocolates. We didn’t buy any, but we stared longingly at them for a while.

My step-mom mentioned this girl scout 5k to me a while back, and I forgot about it until I saw an ad for it in the new Competitor magazine.

When you cross the finish line, you get a box of girl scout cookies! How cool is that?! Bring on the thin mints!

Questions of the day:

  • Do you ever exercise with your kids or significant other?
  • Ever come across a person that was not what you thought? I expected those teenage boys to be mad about the kids being in their way, but they proved me wrong.
  • Ever been to a chocolate cafe? What’s your favorite kind of chocolate?
  • Favorite girl scout cookie?


Filed under Family Fun, Fitness, Fun

14 Responses to Walking, Skateboarding, and Chocolate

  1. Favorite Girl Scout cookie is definitely the Samoa’s. I cannot keep them around me because I will seriously devour the entire box in a day!!!
    I try to exercise with my kids as often as possible but it usually involves jumping on the trampoline or doing things at the park. Every now and again they will jog around the neighborhood with me but they are still pretty young, 7 and 4 and tire out pretty easy.

  2. susie

    Shaun White, look out! Sounds like you had a fun weekend. Haven’t been to a chocolate cafe but I’ve had awesome chocolate, I love it! My favorite GS cookies are Peanut Butter patties.

  3. Favorite girl scout cookie?!? Hands down–Samoas. Are they still called that? The carmel, coconut, chocolate bites of heaven. So delicious.

    Looks like it was a beautiful day to be out and about! 🙂

  4. You are absolutely right about younger kids these days. What a sweet group of guys.

    I almost want to fly back to the states to run the 5k so I get some yummy girl scout cookies afterwards. Love Thin Mints.. especially when they are frozen! Oh my, just thinking about them has my mouthwatering!

  5. Those chocolates look divine, thanks for the torture! LOL And I do exercise with my daughter, training her for a 5k, but you probably already know that!

  6. I’m glad I found your blog (through hungry runner girl). What a great post. That is so nice about the boys skateboarding. You are right though, even though I’m only 22 (with no children), I used to manage a pool and watch older kids being so rude (not all the time) to the youngers. It was somewhat heartbreaking.

    My boyfriend and I used to run a lot together (we actually met running) but he is currently deployed. I’m sure we will when he gets back.

    Can’t wait to read more!

  7. Is that Anna Shea’s Chocolate Lounge? I love that place!!!

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