Toys for Moms

By Molly Bice-Jackson - 4:45 PM

We finally purchased what some might consider the greatest mom toy out there--a nice camera. I still have no idea how to use it to its full potential, but I'm having fun messing around with it. Maybe now I will be classified as a real blogger. 

I met two blog readers last weekend who approached me at The Gateway Mall. (Hi, Ashley and Jessica!--please bless I am remembering your names right). Ashley got the pleasure of running into me face to face while I was walking out of a bathroom stall at the IMAX theatre with a putrefied look on my face due to the fact that 5 out of the 6 stalls were clogged and disgusting! She had no problem recognizing me whilst making such facial contortions, which led me to believe I don't look too far from that in my day to day life. Take note Molly: tone down your facial expressions. It's the big features and dramatical personality that get me into trouble. Plus, I enjoy making ugly faces. I thought Ashley was a college student--HOWEVER, she informed me she has a 13 yr. old. She didn't need to tell me the part about having amazing genes. 

As for Jessica, she practically assaulted me while I was trying desperately to get some frozen yogurt. I couldn't get her to shut up. She was telling me some story about being a health food/fitness blogger and one of her blog readers catching her red-handed at Costco with a cart full of candy bars and a milkshake in her hand. (I may be getting some details wrong, but that's the general picture).  Was she hinting at something? It reminded me of the time I told my friend Traci that her blog is hilarious but she isn't as funny in real life. Our friend Dave quickly replied, "Kind of like you aren't as profound as your blog." 
After embarrassing herself and being dragged away by her family, I finally got to enjoy my Asian Tart goodness and Red Velvet heaven. JUST KIDDING, Jessica. You were a delight and I hope you assault me again. Vic was quite taken with you as well, but I'll leave it at that. 

I guess what I'm saying is that now that I have a real camera, I will now consider myself a real blogger and therefore, a "Utah Star" and if you dare approach me in public I hope you bring a pen and paper for my autograph. And some tissue--because I cry every time I meet a blog reader. 

So really, nothing is changing except better photos (hopefully). 

Thank you for supporting and loving me and my little family. I have grown so much since Lucy's death and I owe much of it to this strange outlet called blogging. 

Here are the mess-arounds:


Dirty Car (first practice photo with camera while deciding to purchase or not).



Spontaneous flower delivery from Vic. Bless his soul, they brightened our entire home for a week. 


We celebrated Chinese New Year with the Hales on Sunday. I'm the year of the Horse. The Zodiac description describes me to a T. 




Is he not delectable? I just can't stop squeezing him and kissing him. (If I'm not wiping his bum or putting him in time out or forcing him into his car seat, etc). 


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  1. I think every Mom with children needs this exact toy. Great photos!

    ToOdLeS.

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  2. Love it!!! Pictures are fabulous!! Good for you Molly!

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  3. Congrats on the new camera!! :) Love the pics, and your famous blogger self :)

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  4. I love myself a new camera! Delicious, yes he is soo delicious!

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  5. You weren't far off on describing our encounter. I did pretty much assault you and I didn't stop talking about our meeting all the way home. Now it was great to meet you but I really felt like Vic and I had a connection ;)

    I could be the president of your fan club and mail out autographed pictures of you if you want ;)

    Okay, time to stop the stalkerish comments. Thanks for the shout out and for remembering my name!

    p.s. I was so excited to meet you that I forgot to even get my frozen yogurt so I hope you enjoyed yours enough for the both of us!

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  6. I dream of a toy like that someday! And I am so glad to be both a blog follower and part of your inner circle. :) I feel very blessed.

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  7. I would be so thrilled to meet you in person--it would feel like meeting a celebrity. (I often tell my husband stuff like "Molly made made the funniest post today!" and he just looks at me like, "Are you talking to your imaginary friends again?")

    I would probably cry and pee myself from nervousness at the same time, so I think the reader you met were pretty smooth.

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  8. I saw Peter a few weeks ago at a Verizon store with his grandpa. I felt like I had seen a celebrity...he was adorable. If I see you in real life I am most certainly coming up to you. You are wonder woman in my eyes.

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