Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Random Sleeping

I had to get pictures of this. The kids asked to watch Mary Poppins last week. They had a busy day and had not gotten a nap. I let them watch the movie while I was getting supper ready. This is how I found them 10 minutes after I started the movie.

Happenings at the Dorris house

It's been awhile since my last post and I though I'd catch everyone up on our lives. It has been a busy couple of months. On March 20 we drove 5 hours to my parents house to spend the weekend for my Dad's birthday. We had a lot of fun visiting with Mimi and Gramps. On Saturday we all went to the childrens' Museum in Cincinnati for a fun day of hands on learning. It was crazy in there though, because of the dinosaur exhibit and IMAX movie at the same location.

This past Thursday we were excited to hear that my cousin gave birth to her third child, a baby girl Brier. We are so excited for the newest family member and can't wait to meet her in person. On Friday, one of our closest friends had her second child, a boy Leighton. We are also very excited to have a new friend to play with and grow up with. This prompted our oldest, Noah, to start asking for a baby brother. He is sad that all of his friends are getting babies, but he is not. He loves babies, always has, and he tells us all the time that he wants just one more baby. Never mind that he has 2 younger siblings already. He is a little bit mad at us since we told him that he would not be getting another baby. Hopefully, seeing his friends new siblings will help him get past it. (If Noah and I could talk his Daddy into it we would love another baby in the house, Daddy is not going to be talked into it)

The boys are learning so much at school. I am reminded each week how blessed we are to have gotten them into such a wonderful preschool in the middle of the year. Their program is fantastic and the teachers are the best.

Here are a couple of pictures from our weekend with Mimi and Gramps.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Company Girl Coffee 3/20

My helpers

Green mashed potatoes

What it looked like on the plate.

Good morning Company Girls, friends, and family. Come in a help yourself to a cup of coffee or tea this morning. I'm posting early this week, because we are headed out of town for the weekend. Today is my dad's birthday!!HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD! We are headed to Northern KY to celebrate with him this weekend.

We celebrated St. Patrick's Day with fun this year. The kids all wore green, and boys had special green snacks at preschool. I made Corned Beef and Cabbage with mashed potatoes, which Seth and I dyed green. I tried to tell Seth (3 year old) that he is very Irish, but he got very upset with me and said, "No, I'm not Irish mommy, I'm Sethie." Hopefully, one day he will understand and be proud of his Irish heritage.

The rest of the week was full of preschool and a preschool playdate with friends from church. Jared also tilled up the garden in anticipation of planting in a few weeks. I can't wait.

As for the Small Things this week, I was pretty good at completely them. My favorite was going green on St. Patrick's Day, as this is something we strive for daily. We use cloth napkins, I wash almost everything in cold water, we recycle to the point that we only put out 2 bags of trash on trash day, and for 5 people that's pretty good. I have quit using swiffer sheets and just use a microfiber cloth on my swiffer. We are not perfect in this area, never will be, but we try to be good steward's of our part of the earth and world.

I am really looking forward to working on today's Small Thing. I need to work on all of those areas in my life and this is a great way to start making time for them. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and are able to start next Monday feeling "recharged"

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Company Girl Coffee

I am a little bit late this week. It has just been one of those weeks around here. Maybe I'm letting the weather affect my outlook. We started the week in the high 70's with sunshine, we ended the week in the low 40's and rain, yuck!!! Oh well, I am looking forward to spring, I love seeing the flowers and trees bloom and getting started on our garden. I can already taste the fresh tomatoes we will be eating later this summer.

It was not a great week for my accomplishing the Small Things, but I did really enjoy lighting a candle to make the house smell good. I went with a lemonade candle in the hopes of making it feel more like spring inside.

Most of my week can be seen in the pictures on my previous post if you are interested in taking a look.

My gratitude list for the week:
1. A loving and gracious God.
2. A wonderful family, both here and all over the country.
3. A warm house on this cold, rainy day.
4. Wonderful friends.
5. New babies being born all around me; although this does make me want another one.
6. A fantastic Mother's group at my church.

Hope you all have a great week.

Random Pictures

Here are a few random pictures from the last couple of weeks at our house.

The boys have been doing all things related to Dr. Seuss at preschool this month. This is Noah's "Cat in the Hat" hat he made for their Green Eggs and Ham breakfast.

Noah finished his basketball season last week and they were presented with their trophies.
Seth enjoying some painting/coloring time this week.
Riley painting, I think she painted herself more than the coloring book!
Dressed up for church and too cute for me to pass up on the picture.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

So true

I was bouncing around different blogs yesterday and came across this short poem. I don't know about you, but this rings very true in my home.

Mother, O Mother, come shake out your cloth,
Empty the dustpan, poison the moth,
Hang out the washing, make up the bed,
Sew on a button and butter the bread.

Where is the mother whose house is so shocking?
She's up in the nursery, blissfully rocking.

Oh, I've grown as shiftless as Little Boy Blue,
Lullabye, rockabye, lullabye loo.
Dishes are waiting and bills are past due
Pat-a-cake, darling, and peek, peekaboo

The shopping's not done and there's nothing for stew
And out in the yard there's a hullabaloo
But I'm playing Kanga and this is my Roo
Look! Aren't his eyes the most wonderful hue?
Lullabye, rockaby lullabye loo.

The cleaning and scrubbing can wait till tomorrow
But children grow up as I've learned to my sorrow.
So quiet down cobwebs; Dust go to sleep!
I'm rocking my baby and babies don't keep

Friday, March 6, 2009

Company Girl Coffee 3/6

Good morning everyone,
Come in and help yourself to some coffee, tea, or whatever you would like. This morning started early with our oldest waking up at 3 this morning with a tummy ache, about 10 minutes later he threw up. Not my idea of a good morning wake up call. After he threw up he said he felt better and he went back to bed and sleep, I haven't heard from him again as he is sleeping in this morning. I hope it was just something he ate, because we have company coming to spend the weekend with us. A friend from high school and college is coming from Lexington to spend the weekend with us. It will be great to see her and her son, it's been a long time since we have been able to spend some time together.
This week has been busy with me trying to go through the kids clothes. I'm trying change over their clothes from this time last year, and figure out what they need for the coming spring and summer that I don't have for them. This is one task that overwhelms me and takes me quite awhile to accomplish. To me, it is one of the harder aspects of having 3 kids so close together.

And on to my gratitude list for this morning:
1. The wonderful spring weather we are getting in Nashville this weekend.
2. Receiving our income tax return.
3. A friend getting good news about her baby's position, she is due in 2 weeks.
4. A good and faithful God.
5. 3 beautiful, healthy children.
6. A wonderful husband who is also my best friend.
7. Jobs in this increasingly turbulent economy.
8. An upcoming weekend with a good friend.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Don't forget the time change on Sat.!!!!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Sunday, March 1, 2009


Here is a short video of Noah playing basketball. I hope you enjoy the entertainment of 4 year-olds playing basketball.


My kids love to help in the kitchen and while I love to encourage them to "help" with almost everything around the house, this is a hard one for me. With 3 little kids all wanting to help it takes a lot longer to get a simple task done and I have to be careful to give everyone equal jobs. On Friday I decided to bake some Pear bread and of course everyone wanted to help. Here are a few pictures of our baking afternoon.


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