Category Archive:winter

Winter In Texas – Snow Today ( Momimhar posted on January 6th, 2017 )

Collecting snow for a snowball.

We got a bit of snow this afternoon around 1:00 P.M. here in North Texas.  My darling daughter kept telling me since this Tuesday about the possibility of snow because her teacher said so.  I checked the weather forecast and it was clear all week and the freezing days are Thursday to Saturday.  I found no chance of  snow or rain whatsoever.

We lit up the fireplace yesterday because it’s freezing.

But when I was entering Walmart store to buy a pair of mittens for K close to one o’clock this afternoon, I saw flurries falling from the sky.  I thought it won’t last long.  As soon as I got home, the flurries turned into snow.  So when my darling daughter arrived from school,  we put on our winter coats, winter boots, and mittens then went outside and play in the snow.

Snow covering the weeds in the flower beds.

The water in the bird bath got frozen.

Throwing snow at me. 🙂

You know children are naturally curious individuals.  They always check on little things wherever they go, and whatever they do they will always ask  questions.  And we should be keen and ready to answer their inquiries.  One of the things that amazes them is snow.  What is snow made of? Why does it snow?  We know that snow is composed of snowflakes.  So K was checking the snow and saw snowflakes formation.  She said to me,

“Mommy, snowflakes have different shapes right?

“Yes,” I said.

Naturally formed snowflakes differ from one another through happenstance of formation. (Wikipedia.org)

She found two and pointed at them so I can see.  I won’t even see them immediately, those tiny little snowflakes on the plastic chair. 🙂

Two tiny snowflakes. K’s pointing at one of them.

We had fun playing in the snow.  K’s most favorite thing was when she found two beautiful snowflakes.

K’s outerwear – Hawke & Co. Outfitters (birthday gift from dear friend)

Boots – Crocs (gift from Na-Na and Paw-Paw)

Panda hat (from Na-Na)

Mittens – Faded Glory

Jeans/Pants – Gymboree

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Categories: fireplace, home, indoor outdoor activities, kids, snow, Texas, winter

Just What I Need This Winter Season #VicksHumidifer #Influenster ( Momimhar posted on December 27th, 2016 )

I am so thankful to receive the Vicks EasyFill Humidifier complimentary from Vicks via Influenster.  This is a great seasonal gift I received for Christmas. Thank you so much.

The Vicks EasyFill Humidier package has arrived. Thanks, Influenster.

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Categories: health, home, household products, Influenster, respiratory health, wellness, winter

Celebrating Life’s Blessings And All The Luck In The World – Happy New Year 2016 ( Momimhar posted on January 1st, 2016 )

Happy New Year 2016!  Would you believe it?  We are in the year 2016.  Oh my!  How was your Holidays?  Did you have all the fun in the world? We did.  My family and I spent Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day with my husband’s family in Tyler.  We had a wonderful time especially that his nephew, who is in the Navy, came home for Christmas.  Everyone was happy to see him most especially his parents.

The kids enjoyed lighting the sparklers.

The kids enjoyed lighting the sparklers.

On New Year’s Eve, we stayed home because we want to be home when the new year comes.  As usual, we shoot fireworks.  That was the most fun part of celebrating the New Year’s.  In addition, we invited my hubby’s brother together with his wife.  Dear hubby also invited some of his colleagues.  It was nice that they came and celebrated with us on New Year’s Eve.

a-nye fireworks 2

It was a very big celebration on New Year’s Eve.  Maybe you have heard in the news that North Dallas was hit by a few tornadoes on Saturday, December 26, 2015.  Let me tell ya, our neighborhood was half mile away from Downtown Copeville where a tornado touchdown and demolished a bunch of homes and a gas station.  The strong tornado just passed by us, shook our house but didn’t do any major damage.  Just a few shingles on the roof flipped over that’s it.  Were very lucky.  I saw how big the hurricane was and how it sounded like.  I will never forget it in my life.

a-nye for 2016 sparklers

New Year, new life.  We celebrated all the blessings in 2015 and all the luck in the world.  I am hoping that no more calamities and bad things.  May God bless us all.

Winter And Cold Weather Essentials ( Momimhar posted on March 6th, 2015 )

snow

Snow on the porch and backyard.

I was the one who got excited about this snow storm that went on overnight last night.  I didn’t get to sleep until around three o’clock in the morning.  Isn’t that crazy? 🙂 Once in a while I opened the window blinds and looked outside to see how big the snow fall was and how much snow we’re getting. I also was glad I had contacted Style by Carden Exteriors Inc to keep my roof in tip top shape and I knew if the snow had damaged my house they had great storm damage defense to keep my home safe and secure.  In short, I was super excited that it was snowing. 🙂

When I woke up this morning, I quickly looked out the window and saw so much snow on the porch and backyard.  My dear husband already left for work when I got up.  He borrowed my car today because it has better front brakes.  It was so bright and quiet outside.  As usual, my darling daughter didn’t wake up until around eleven o’clock in the morning.

snowgirl 2

Here’s our snow girl. She’s bigger this time. 🙂

As soon as we finished eating brunch (breakfast/lunch meal), my daughter and I put on our winter coats and boots.  In cold weather like this, it is highly recommended to wear think winter clothing, cold weather accessories, and footwear like snow boots if you want to stay outdoors for an hour or so.  You would want to feel warm and comfortable while playing in the snow so you have to bundle up.

Winter Clothes 

  • coats
  • heavy jackets
  • sweatshirts
  • leggings
  • thermal pants
  • sweatpants

Cold weather accessories

  • scarves
  • head band
  • leg warmers
  • thick socks
  • gloves
  • winter boots
  • snow boots
Kaylen and me

Winter storm in Texas 3-05-15

My daughter and I built a snowman.  Actually, she wanted to call it a snowgirl.  This time it’s a bigger one.  It was a wonderful time playing in the snow.  We got about 4 inches.  That’s a lot.

Winter storm 3-06-08

Winter storm 3-06-08

This last photo was taken a day over seven years ago.  It was two weeks after my arrival here in the US and it snowed in Texas.  That was my very first snow experience.  Yesterday’s snow storm was a day early seven years ago.  🙂

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Categories: indoor outdoor activities, kids, play time, playing outdoors, snow, Texas, USA, winter

We Got Enough Snow And Had Fun Outdoors ( Momimhar posted on March 2nd, 2015 )

Hello March!  It was  a wonderful weekend although it was very very cold due to a winter storm.  We didn’t get that much snow but we had enough to be able to play and have fun outdoors.  My darling daughter slept in late so we didn’t go outside until around 2:00 P.M.

We were making a snowgirl again. :)

We were making a snowgirl again. 🙂

She was very upset when the snow girl we made a couple of days ago melted.  So we tried making one again today. 🙂

So white and bright all around.

So white and bright all around.

My wish of a snow before Spring comes has been granted.  Two or three days of snow is quite enough.  Now we are ready for warm weather.  🙂

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Categories: indoor outdoor activities, kids, recreation, Texas, toddler stage, winter

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