Why I Don’t Blog

by Mollie

Yesterday I thought I could take advantage of a quiet moment while Ben was napping and Natalie was playing happily outside.  I sat down at the computer, and not 5 minutes later, I turn around to find this…


Yes, a pile of branches (which shed tiny leaves everywhere) on my kitchen floor!  Natalie does not tend to make messes or cause trouble, but when I’m looking at the computer, she suddenly becomes mischievous.  Is there a name for that phenomenon?

Other than a lack of quality time with my computer, things are going really well here.  Being a family of four has been an easy transition for us.


Ben is growing quickly; he is in the 97th percentile for height and weight.  He seems to fit right into our family just right, we just love having him around.  He’s even set his own little schedule to work perfectly with the way things run around here.  At first I thought it was a fluke, but he’s been napping at the same time as Natalie for nearly a month now!  Last night he slept 8 hours!  I’m not expecting that every night yet, but he consistently sleeps in 4-5 hour chunks at night.  Not bad for a 1-month-old!

He’s looking serious in this picture, but he smiles at us quite a bit these days.  In fact his favorite thing to do is just study our faces.  He would do that all day long if he could!


I think his eyes are going to be blue.

Natalie sleeps in a big girl bed now, she will be passing the crib on to Ben!  She is our little chatterbox, talking our ears off about anything she can think of.  She used the potty for the first time the other day, real potty training is right around the corner.


So those are my two big reasons I haven’t been blogging!   Hopefully I will find time to keep you up to date with short posts here and there though. 🙂

5 Responses to “Why I Don’t Blog”

  1. Mom says:

    Thanks for the great update Mollie! Ben has grown so much. I can see his smile in the picture with him and Nata. Smiling at big sister! I hope to see him (and y’all of course) on my way back to TX.

  2. Hillary says:

    That is so funny! I love all the pictures you included. It’s so wonderful that your transition is going smoothly.

  3. Ted says:

    It was very fun hanging out with Natalie and Ben last night. His smiles were almost too much to handle. And what a silly Natalie 🙂

  4. Grandma Wilkie says:

    Oh, wonderful Thank you, Mollie. The children are beautiful, and we’re anxious to see them and all of you later THIS week!

  5. Mom says:

    He looks a lot like Natalie in his serious picture!

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