Friday, December 04, 2009

Winter is here!

We have white fluffy snow covering everything outside our windows as of this morning. I think it's here to stay! The kids were all excited to try on new snowpants and get their boots and accessories all set out for school today. Except Wyndham. She doesn't like the cold and slippery and bulk of extra clothing. She has sensory issues when it comes to things like winter. I think I have them too- just a little different kind than her. =)
She did get new boots and seems to like her plaid coat. Although you won't see her making any snow angels, when I snapped these pictures I couldn't help but think what a sweet little angel she is on our lives. Whether or not she keeps mittens on. I just thought I'd share these pictures since it's been awhile for me to post anything. I always have good intentions, but life is just so full and I'm never really that inspiring anyway. I figure nobody misses me around here for a few days at a time.
Except maybe my mom. And when she starts missing me too much she just picks up the phone and calls. I guess it's her fault that I don't blog that much right now. =)
I have to share a tasty winter tip with you that might be of interest to some of you. Brock happens to like Malt o Meal hot cereal- for breakfast and sometimes as an afterschool snack too. The fun part is that we make the original {ie. plain, unsweetened} kind and then flavor it with any variety of coffee creamer. It's delicious with flavors like White Chocolate Raspberry or Vanilla Latte or even Pumpkin Spice or Peppermint. Crew gobbles it up once it's cooled for a few minutes. That's it for today! Hot cereal and flavored creamer. See? You're really not missing out on too much when the blog goes without being updated for a day or two. Or more. =)
But now that you've stopped by, feel free to share any fun winter tips or tricks or inspiration that you're enjoying this time of year too. I'd love to read/be linked to more winter fun!


OP SuZ Q said...

I love reading your posts Jody - and LOVE the pics of Wyndham - what a cutie pie!! :) I know what you mean about moms/phone calls!! I couldn't live without my moms!! I have been listening to your music playlist with all the Christmas songs -love them!! :)
Stay warm!!

Anonymous said...

I like that you posted. :) I don't like that you posted you have snow. :( If MI has snow and it's there to stay than it won't be long before it filters down to us in IN and I don't like snow either. I'm with Wyndham -- sweatshirts are fine. Coats, hats & gloves are a whole different story.

Jennifer said...

what beautiful pictures of your sweet girl!

great idea for the malt-o-meal!

Heather from Ontario Canada said...

What!!! you don't think we missed you? oh boy I've been checking up on you daily just waiting for a new post! Wyndham looks spectacular in her new coat :) I also noticed you changed your music. I sometimes click onto blogs just for the new songs **grin** I just might stay here a while

Jan said...

you can put ground flaxseed in the Malt O Meal for extra fiber and Omega 3. Yummo. I love Malt O Meal. Just the fact that you can write a rational word with all you've been through is inspiring to me, Nitty.

Lauren Kelly said...

The picture of Wyndham is precious!!!!! and so not true, we DO miss you when you don't blog!!!!!!

Karey said...

I don't have as much time right now to check everyday, but loving hearing what is going on with you.
Love Wyndham's coat. Wonder if it comes in adult sizes???? LOL
Have a great weekend!

Neuffj said...

Sorry I haven't been by in so long. I am so excited for winter weather here in MO, pics are adorable.
I came to tell you about our giveaway! 14 giveaways, but 34 winners total.

polly's path said...

I envy the snow!
Have you done Elf on a Shelf with the kids? We love ours.