Wordful Wednesday ~ Winter Fun

I’ll be the first to admit that I am not a big fan of winter.

I hate being cold and wet and once I get a chill it’s sometimes hard to get warm for a while. For some reason though this does not seem to affect kids and I have no idea why.

Lauren & Andrew in the snow

They’re willing to get all bundled up and head outside to play in the snow all day long. It won’t matter that their gloves are caked with snow or that their faces are red and noses runny because they’re having fun making snow angels. They build snowmen, toss snow balls back and forth at one another, and get along for more time than they normally do when they’re inside.

snow angels

Michigan is a winter wonderland… sledding, skiing, ice skating, and snowmobiling are just a few of the things that make winter fun… if you like the snow and cold weather that is.

Andrew having winter fun

Maybe this year I’ll give in and try to find all of the warmest articles of clothing possible and actually go snowmobiling with my husband… of course there will be a compromise though because I want to give snow shoeing a try!

What about you…

                      Do you like the snow?

                     Are winter sports your thing?

                     Can you tell me why kids don’t seem to be affected by the cold?

Hey… it’s Wednesday so I’m linking this awesome post up with Seven Clown Circus and Parenting by Dummies!

41 Responses to Wordful Wednesday ~ Winter Fun
  1. Elaine A.
    January 16, 2013 | 12:10 am

    My kids would have NO idea what to do! And neither would I for that matter. I’ve only been in snow a handful of times in my life. But it does look like fun (for about 20 minutes, then I would need to go inside for hot cocoa!!)

    Glad yours are having fun and yes, you should too!

  2. Terra Heck
    January 16, 2013 | 1:52 am

    Winter and I are not friends…at all. I don’t mind sledding or snowball fights as long as they’re done in 20 minute increments. You’re right though, kids seem to be immune to it.

  3. Mrs. Weber
    January 16, 2013 | 7:57 am

    I LOVE snow in December and January, then it can go away :) But, I do love seeing the wonder in Kinley’s eyes…She loves playing in it! And it’s a good workout for me to push her in her sled.

    That is an amazing pic of Andrew! Such a cutie.

  4. Missy | The Literal Mom
    January 16, 2013 | 10:10 am

    I hate Winter too. As a matter of fact, tomorrow’s post is going to be talking about just that!

    • Jackie
      January 21, 2013 | 1:28 pm

      I don’t know to many people who have it as their favorite season!

  5. Stacy Uncorked
    January 16, 2013 | 10:28 am

    I’m definitely a snow bunny – I love snow and wish Mother Nature would be less stingy and give us decent playable snow – the teasers we’ve gotten the last couple of years have been disappointing. :) I love to ski – though I haven’t since moving to PA since nothing compares to the mountains in Washington State – we’re moving back this summer, so maybe next winter I’ll see how bad I’ve gotten from not skiing all these years… ;)

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    • Jackie
      January 21, 2013 | 1:28 pm

      There is a lot more snow up north than there is here that’s for sure! The ski slopes have been open for a long time now and have been making snow when Mother Nature doesn’t do what they want! I’m sure that the ski hills are nothing compared to the ones in Washington!

  6. Kristen
    January 16, 2013 | 11:46 am

    Kids don’t care because they are having too much fun where we only focus on it being cold. They let the fun part of it win.
    I actually couldn’t get my core temp up last night. I pretty much glued myself to my husband to suck up all of his body heat and I slept with a hooded sweatshirt on with the hood up. I am not a fan of being cold!

    • Jackie
      January 21, 2013 | 1:26 pm

      I hate getting that cold! It’s so hard to get rid of that chill once it’s seeped down into you.

  7. angie
    January 16, 2013 | 12:35 pm

    My kids would LOVE to play in that snow!

    • Jackie
      January 21, 2013 | 1:26 pm

      It’s fun for the kids I think, but after a while they get tired of it and the cold too.

  8. Mrs. Jen B
    January 16, 2013 | 1:57 pm

    I miss snow! I know it’s only been a couple of years since we’ve had a decent snowfall, and that the winters or ’09-10 and ’10-11 were insane and kicked our butts (and backs from shoveling)…but I really could go for a good storm! If only for the excuse to stay on the sofa with a cup of cocoa while staring out the window.

    • Jackie
      January 21, 2013 | 1:24 pm

      We haven’t had a really good snowfall here either. Maybe further north they have but right around here it’s been pretty minimal.

  9. Emmy
    January 16, 2013 | 6:21 pm

    Cute pictures! You should definitely go snow-shoeing it is so much fun! When I lived in Utah we stayed at my BIL’s cabin and went snow shoeing in the mountains it is amazing and crazy how steep of hills you can go up.
    And yes, kids definitely seem to not be affected by cold as much as long as they are having fun– otherwise they are the biggest babies and whine and cry that it is too cold ;)

    • Jackie
      January 21, 2013 | 1:23 pm

      I told my husband that I’d go snowmobiling with him if he went snow shoeing with me! He agreed…. I don’t think that he realized how much work it is compared to riding a snow mobile!

  10. Andie
    January 16, 2013 | 6:41 pm

    Being from Southern California makes these scenes such a novelty. And my kids love the snow, but winter sports and full time snow? I’m a bit of a wuss in that dept.

    • Jackie
      January 21, 2013 | 1:23 pm

      I’ve lived here forever and am still a wuss!

  11. Tina @ Life Without Pink
    January 17, 2013 | 7:22 am

    My boys are waiting for the snow here! I like it when I’m all cozy inside but not so much outside. I do suck it up for the kids and it’s fun to play with them. :)

    • Jackie
      January 21, 2013 | 1:22 pm

      Once in a while I’ll bundle up and head outside, but man I get cold so fast!

  12. Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell
    January 17, 2013 | 12:12 pm

    I like the “look” of snow more than actually being in it. I also LOVE and dearly miss the extra brightness and light there is when it’s on the ground. It makes a gloomy day a bit less dismal.

    • Jackie
      January 21, 2013 | 1:22 pm

      That might be the only benefit… less gloom!

  13. Amber
    January 17, 2013 | 11:23 pm


    I’m not a fan of being cold either. I’m okay with the snow so long as I don’t have to drive in it.

    • Jackie
      January 21, 2013 | 1:21 pm

      I’m not a big fan of driving in it either… snow or ice. And it’s 10x worse when it’s dark out.

  14. Kimberly
    January 18, 2013 | 1:51 am

    I am so not a fan of the winter or snow or cold weather. The kids love it, but I hate it. It’s pretty that first day when the snow is still new, but after that it can go away.

    • Jackie
      January 21, 2013 | 1:20 pm

      I agree… pretty at first and then the salt trucks come out and it turns to that sloppy, black mess. Ugg… hate it.

  15. Caroline Murphy
    January 18, 2013 | 3:40 pm

    Oh how I miss snowy days! Your kids look like they are in snow heaven! Love it! Love the red noses!

    • Jackie
      January 21, 2013 | 1:20 pm

      They had a lot of fun but the snow is gone now!

  16. Jill
    January 18, 2013 | 4:52 pm

    You HAVE to go snowmobiling, at least give it a try! Love, love, love. When I was married to Jonesie’s dad we went every single weenend and I miss it so much, but I don’t have a snowmobile anymore. :)

    • Jackie
      January 21, 2013 | 1:19 pm

      First we need some snow…

  17. dumb mom
    January 19, 2013 | 6:55 am

    I’m not a fan of winter either. I am just getting ready to take The Dudes to the mountains for a tubing trip and I am NOT enthused.

    • Jackie
      January 21, 2013 | 1:18 pm

      Tubing? On the snow… now that might be fun.

  18. Elena
    January 19, 2013 | 4:07 pm

    After having played in the Colorado snow for a week, I can say that I do miss the snow-but not the cold!

    • Jackie
      January 21, 2013 | 1:18 pm

      I saw your pics! Beautiful for sure!

  19. Poppy
    January 20, 2013 | 5:37 pm

    I love winter sports like cross country skiing and snow showing because if I’m active, I’m warm. I’m kind of glad though we only have one or two snow days a year – the laundry kills me!

    • Jackie
      January 21, 2013 | 1:17 pm

      I spent a big chunk of my day yesterday with that damn laundry…. and it’s still not done.

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  21. Heather O.
    January 23, 2013 | 7:06 am

    I love the snow, and I’m so jealous of your beautiful winter wonderland! Down here in the South, we’ll be lucky if we see a little ice, and I doubt we’ll see snow at all this year!

    • Jackie
      January 23, 2013 | 8:17 am

      We don’t have half that much snow anymore but it’s absolutely freezing here!!

  22. Justine
    January 23, 2013 | 2:39 pm

    Snow! I’m so jealous. Here in Chicago we had a white Christmas when it snowed on Christmas morning, which was wonderful and magical. But it hasn’t snowed since then – at least not enough for fun winter play. Here’s to hoping!

    Great meeting you through “Wordful Wednesday”.

    • Jackie
      January 23, 2013 | 3:03 pm

      Don’t be to jealous! The snow is mostly gone now and it’s been so unbelievably cold this week that going outside isn’t even an option.

      Thank you for stopping by!

  23. Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious?
    February 13, 2013 | 3:37 pm

    It looks like it was nice and sunny and you were able to enjoy the snow!

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