Archive for the ‘Just For Fun’ Category

Tea Party Time

Posted Thursday, December 16th, 2010 by Mollie

I really dislike it when the kids empty out my kitchen drawers when I’m not looking– it happens a lot around here.  But I can’t argue with Natalie’s adorable tea parties.  She sets this up all by herself!

Celeb-baby Look-a-like

Posted Sunday, September 13th, 2009 by Mollie

Have you ever been standing in line at the grocery store, glanced over at the tabloids, and thought, “Is that MY kid???” That happened to me on Saturday when I saw the cover of the latest People magazine. Apparently the new baby of Brad Paisley (country singer) and Kimberly Williams (loved her in Father of the Bride) could be Ben’s twin! I think the resemblance is pretty striking… what do you think?


You Can’t Teach an Old Dad New Tricks

Posted Sunday, August 16th, 2009 by Mollie

Tonight I saw a picture of Andy and Ben on my sister’s Facebook, and it immediately reminded me of one of him and Nata that I took almost exactly two years ago.  It makes me smile!



The kids (it still feels new and exciting to say “the kids” now that I have two) are both 4 months old in these pictures.  I think they look so different!

A Funny (to me) Memory

Posted Wednesday, May 27th, 2009 by Mollie

So, today I was hanging out in the backyard with the kids while we waited for Andy to get home (I pretty much count down the minutes till he drives up) and was reminded of something I find very funny/ironic.


Natalie was wearing my “Mommy Race Medal”, as she calls it.  She loves to wear that thing and pretends she is starting a race, crouching down and saying “set… GO!”  before running off.   It’s a 3rd place medal for a 5K run I did last October.    I ran that race when I was 3 months pregnant with Ben, and  got a horrible time (I don’t even remember!), but hey I still placed!  What you need to know is that I NEVER win any prizes in all these races I run, this is literally the only one I’ve ever received.  As usual, we left before they announced the winners,  but a friend who was also running picked mine up for me and brought it over later that day.  It took me about an hour to notice it wasn’t a participation prize, it actually had “Mollie Wilkinson, 3rd place, Women 20-24” engraved on it.  I was laughing the rest of the day week over the fact that my one and only prize for running came when I was slow and pregnant (obviously there was a shortage of 20-24 year olds in that race).

Natalie seems very impressed when I tell her about it, but she wasn’t at the time.  You can’t really tell in this picture that was taken after the race, but she was super grumpy at us for getting her up so early.


I am currently training for my first 10K run since Ben was born, so wish me luck.  I will definitely not be winning any prizes in that one, it is a much bigger race and I did just have a baby 2 months ago!