Tuesday, March 09, 2010


Here's Caden's birthday pics. He'd been asking to go swimming all week and then at the party, he didn't want to get in. We basically had to force him.
He doesn't like being the center of attention at all.
This is his favorite part.

Thought I'd just throw this one on the end. We went to our ward ski party and Kyla was amazing. The first run she wanted us to hold her hand. After that she wanted to do it all on her own; and she did. She kept telling us to just go down, she didn't even want us to wait for her. We did, of course, stay by her anyway.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


The baby is asleep, the kids are at a friends house, and I found the adapter to finally take the pictures off of my camera; the blogging stars are aligned.
Just thought I'd throw on a few photos from the last couple of months. First are a couple of Tate just before we went to church on his blessing day. We're slackers and forgot to take a camera to the after party.

Aren't my boys so cute. Caden loves his little brother so much, but hasn't figured out how to be soft with him just yet.

Sledding in the backyard. They started doing this all by themselved.

I have to show everyone Caden's new favorite toys from christmas..tools! He carries the saw and the screwdriver with him everywhere he goes.

We went tubing as a family and wanted to make sure that Tate didn't feel left out.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009


I keep getting asked if Tate looks like my other kids did when they were babies. I decided to just post some pics and let everyone decide for themselves.
Here's Tate at 5 weeks. This is one of the first smiles we were able to get a picture of.
This is Caden at about 5 or 6 weeks.

And here's Ky at about the same age.

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

More Baby Pics

I thought since the baby is now a week old, and looks totally different, I'd post a couple more pics. Brent didn't add many details to the last post because, well, there wasn't much to add. We went in super early, they prepped me, the doctors took the baby out, and that was it. I'm starting to feel a little like my former self, with a few added aches and pains, but not too bad. I'm starting to get nervous for when Brent goes back to work and leaves me with all three kids by myself.

Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that we did pick a name. Tate Bruce Haslem.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Baby Pictures

Well he doesn't have a name yet but here are some pictures fresh from the birth. Better pictures to follow stay tuned.

Born: 11/24/2009 8:00AM
Weight: 8lbs 1oz
Length: 20" (seems funny to say length not height, kind of like I'm describing a fish I caught)

Names we are contemplating (NOT in order of preference):
Mason (Brent)
Dylan (Brent)
Carter (Brent)
Gavin (Both)
Tate (Holly)

Saturday, November 07, 2009


Our fall has been mostly full of picking and trying to get rid of apples. We did get out a few times. We took the kids to the American West Heritage Center. I think we actually picked one of the coldest days to go but the kids didn't seem to mind.
I'm pretty sure this is the first time Caden has riden a horse. He just kept saying "Ye-haw" over and over again.
There was a pirate ship made out of Straw bales. I think this might have been the highlight for Caden. His FAVORITE thing to play is pirates. We had a hard time getting him to leave.

Kyla liked the big slide, but I really just posted this pic because Brent's face made me laugh. That's the perkes of being the one incharge of the blog.
Only Kyla really liked jumping into the pile of straw, Caden kind of wussed out on this one.

There was a little train that went around in a circle about 25 yards acrossed, and Caden loved it.
And you can't visit the AWHC without a visit to the petting area.
We were actually really big slackers when it came to taking pictures on Halloween. This is the kids playing games at my mom's annual Halloween Party.
Here's the crew we went trick or treating with. There's Kyla the Snow Fairy, Megan the witch, Caden the Pirate, and Elysa as Little Red Riding Hood. I think Megan and Elysa could have trick or treated all night long. Just the amount we did almost sent me into labor (not really but it felt like it).

Saturday, September 19, 2009

5, really!?

I, like most parents, can never believe how big my kids are getting. On thursday Kyla had her 5th birthday. It was just yesterday that she looked like this...

She had a great time at her party. She was so excited to have her friends over and they all played so well together. Here are a couple of pics from her party. You might notice there are no pictures of her actually opening her presents. That's because I was distracted for two minutes and when I came back, all the presents were open.

I let them decorate their own cupcakes. Doesn't that look disgusting.
I set up a treasure hunt for them. At the end they were all still looking for clues, but Kylee figured out.
This is how Caden looked several times that day. I tried to include him in everything but he still felt jipped.