Under the plan of heaven, the husband and the wife walk side by side as companions, neither one ahead of the other, but a daughter of God and a son of God walking side by side.
Gordon B. Hinckley

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Moving . . .

A good friend of ours moved away. It was especially hard on Emerson who really loved her and her kids. He decided that he was going to move into her old house and then she would come back to be with him. It would all be okay because he would still come and visit me because I was just down the road. He packed underwear, clothes, toys, etc. (It was a joy to unpack once I convinced him to stay.) :-) Kids . . .


This wonderful lady that I used to know, made a book for her kids that had pictures of her kids doing their chores. Then every day they could look at their book and see what needed to be done with all the cute pictures. I started putting together their books and the pictures are soooo cute! I've never seen them so happy to be picking up toys and putting the garbage in the garbage can. Sweet kids! I am lucky, they are pretty good about doing their chores.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Little Cade

Sweet Cade has been such a trooper since the new baby came and "ruined everything." He has done okay with being "booted" from the baby position. He has stopped sleeping through the night and hangs on my legs and cries when I nurse Eleri, but other than that only has occasional melt downs. He is doing well in his therapy and we love his therapists. I was able to get some Young Women from our church to help during his therapy sessions, so we are excited about the help that will bring. We are seeing two therapists: a physical and a cognitive. He LOVES having their full attention when they are here. They are super nice and I've already seen some improvements in his mobility and speech/development. He has started dancing when music comes on. It is super cute. His favorite is Michael Jackson. I got a video, but it's sideways. SORRY! Still cute. . . (Don't mind my squealy voice in the back ground.) WE LOVE YOU BABY CADE!!

Little lovey

I've been slowly trying to add some pictures. After the baby was born, my mom stayed for almost 2 weeks, and I only got ONE picture of her and the kids. Pathetic. Okay, so I was really tired and spend most the day laying around half awake. Here's some cute pictures of little lovey girl. Also, I was able to get a picture of the doctor that delivered Eleri. She was so nice. I'd actually never met her before, but I might actually change doctors. she was soooo nice. I'll have to put the birth story on here, because it will explain why I delivered with someone I never met. Tomorow, maybe . . .

Saturday, June 26, 2010

We are so photogenic

My kids are super photogenic. I mean check out these pictures. I can't decide which one wins. I think it's between Capri and Cade. ;-)

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Getting personal . . .

It's been kind of funny that the first thing people ask when you are on your 3rd and 4th baby is "are you going to have more?" It's a very personal question, and some people have the best intentions and are just curious BUT others are discusted by the fact that we have "so many kids." It kind of bothers me because it's really none of anyone's business whether we want more children, but it's a question that I have been answering about 4 times a day for a while now. Well, here's your answer - for now our family is good. I have had 4 babies in 5 years and I'm feeling that my body needs to recover. We will probably add a 5th child in a few years. (Maybe even a 6th to keep that 5th company.) Who knows? It's just depends on what we feel in a few years. (Like I said - it's a personal decision between Isaac and I - I simply don't care what you think about it.) I don't know why anyone would care. We own a home, have minimal debt, and have been blessed financially. I happen to think that Isaac and I are good parents. Yes, I am unorganized and my house is not perfect, but I don't think that affects our kids in a bad way. I think my kids are happy and healthy. I think we love them with all that we have, they have everything that they need and a lot of the things that they want - and we take them to church and pray with them every day. Isn't that what's important? So, there you go. Please don't "freak out" if we have another baby in a few years - you have been warned and have a few years to "get over it!"

Friday, June 18, 2010

First Hair Cut

Cade has been in need of a hair cut for a while. It's been hard for me because he was born with WAY less hair than all my other kids. (Eleri has more hair than he does.) My mom is here to help with the new baby and even she said it was time. So, Isaac cut it. I like how it looks. He looks cute. Older - but cute.



Oh, just had to put on a cute picture of Eleri sleeping in her swing. Capri colored the tray. Isn't that sweet of her? :-)

Monday, June 14, 2010


I seriously LOVE this little girl! She is perfect and I am so happy she is here in our family.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Eleri Elaine

Welcome to the World little one!

Eleri Elaine Jaten
7 pounds 8 ounces, 19 inches
June 9, 2010 @ 1:47am

We are home and loving every minute. We are all in love with our little girl. (Except maybe Cade - he's not a fan.) We will update everyone as soon as things have settled down. We are thrilled that they let us take her home (with some medical equipment.) Mommy and baby are doing great! Enjoy the pictures.