January 7, 2010

Powder...

We received some inches of snow last night...but as Bobby was taking our pup outside last night one of our neighbors {whom was also taking their pup out} had a conversation about the "powder".

You see they are from England...and "powder" to me has such a lovely ring...and makes me enjoy the snow even more...I love it...so that is what I am sticking to ~ afterall...it even feels like powder...

The cold and wind have brought "too stinkin' cold for me temps" here where we are...

yes ~ I know some of you are used to this...but where we live...it gets pretty cold but not where everyday has a wind chill below zero {especially in January}...and the temp tomorrow is predicted to be below zero {not wind chill but temp}

I did see a hint of the sun today...and it was beautiful...although if I was more talented behind the camera...it obviously would have been magnificient to see in this picture! But I think this will do...


For now...I'll look at the bright side {I've got no choice} and adore these beautiful flowers...

one of the few things that gets me through such cold weather...is fresh flowers...I've got to have them in my life:) Aren't they beautiful? They have stayed this pretty for about two weeks now...{sigh}...now I'm dreaming for my hydrangeas to come since those are my favorite...

So with lots and lots of powder in our neck of the woods...I thought I would treat the girls to some powder themselves...for breakfast, that is...I'll be honest...it is a rarity for me to "cook" breakfast during the week for the kiddos...usually it is something quick...but today as most schools are cancelled I thought it would be fun:)

I thought I would surprise the girls...even though the powder may have hid the fact that they "may have been" overcooked this morning..."may have been" overcooked...just noting I said *may have been*...I didn't say they *actually* were:)...because for some stinkin' reason...my baking has been horrible...it seems I just cannot get it right lately....{sigh}...I'll blame it on the oven for now...

This morningthe girls were reluctant to stay outside anymore than walking to the car for a trip to the post office today because of the wind...the snow they wanted to get their hands on of course...as they are reaching down picking up mounds as I swoop them in the car...but the wind...not so much...thank goodness today because I wouldn't have lasted outside one bit...

nothing more than "normal stuff" happening in this household this week...

but what I loved since the girls new it was too cold...they grabbed their new sleeping bags from Papa and Mena and put them on the stairs...and went sledding in doors with their "angel" wings on....

don't you remember doing that???...we would always do it at slumber parties at my house until my parents heard the first big "thump" or "bang" into the wall at the foot of our downstairs...well we had to quit after that...But I loved it because at that time we had those slick grey {camping} sleeping bags ...so we went pretty fast!!

Of course my daughter...goes down head first...that's my girl...


Other than that...it's painting time for Madison while her sis sleeps...and some peace and quiet for me to do what I need to get done:) {sigh} thank goodness...

And on the agenda for Madison she says is painting....
a mermaid river, a mermaid, the letter"M's, and the sun...


Alas...looking forward to some quiet...

15 comments:

paige said...

total cuteness....butterfly angel winged cuties, with a bitty baby no less!
what a sweet day
xo

Kasey said...

powder.
I love it...and i thought for sure our schools would be closed today also...
but thank god....they weren't;-)
Lovin that pic of the girls sliding down the stairs!
xo

Laurie said...

I loved reading this post and just relaxing to your choice of music. I never get to listen to "my music" anymore, so I always turn up the volume when I come to your site. And for the record, i will NOT be showing my children the pictures of your girls sledding down the steps. You're a cool mom. I am NOT! :) Will miss you tomorrow- bummer!

koralee said...

Such a lovely post..your girls are adorable..mine had angel wings and slid down the stairs as well. It is a girl thing. Don't you love having girls? Any how I love your term powder..so enduring...I am going to start using it. Please wish some "Powder" my way. xoxo...come check out my giveaway...your sweet girls would love it.

Julie said...

oh my goodness, that is so funny about the sleeping bag sledding! we did that at my fifth grade slumber party -- slid down the stairs with those slick sleeping bags. i was banned from having slumber parties after that..haha

and by the way, the picture of the sun peeping out above the trees IS gorgeous

Shannon said...

I don't know how you guys do it living in the freezing cold. Not to brag or anything but I wore a t-shirt and flip flops today ;) The pictures of the girls are so adorable, it looks like they had a great time today!

LuLu said...

Powder arrived for us during the night... our schools are closed today want to come over for a cup of latte! It's really cold here as well.
have a good one,
LuLu

tara said...

Such sweet little faces...sounds like a wonderful day! happy weekend Martha!

Mary said...

Those girls are just too cute for words! What is it about a snow day that makes everything more fun. (At least for the kids...) I have named you one of my 7 very favorite blogs. Check my site...hope you will play along! ~mary~

Tracey said...

Your pictures are really good Martha!! It's FREEZING here and it's supposed to get even colder tomorrow - yuck!

LOVE the picture of your adorable girls :)

:) T

Anne Marie said...

i TOTALLY remember doing that.........except my bag was a nylon one and was super fast!

so cute - your girls - and blog......

Krysten Hartenstein said...

Aw so sweet! We have TONS of powder here... yikes!

Linda @ My Trendy Tykes said...

Powder has a nice ring to it!

Love those angel wings.

Darlene said...

Hi there - I wanted to let you know that I tagged you with an award on my blog today. I hope you have fun with it!!

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

That photo of the girls going up the stairs is priceless! I bet you could do some really cool things to it in Picnik or whatever photo shop you use and it could be a treasured keepsake!