Tuesday, April 23, 2013

At last...they meet

Saratoga has been beside herself with the coming of Patrick!  She has been grumpy and irritated for the past couple of months!  Now, at last they meet...

Morning snuggles!!

Let's Play Ball

Grant started his baseball season last night with a couple of great hits!! He is so excited about this season!  He wanted to be sure I got a picture of his jersey from the back so that everyone knows his new number!

One Week Old

Today Patrick is one week old!  He is such a healthy little guy!  He and I are working out the kinks with nursing and he's starting to be more alert during the day! I must admit that this last week has been such a huge transition for this Mama.  As every mother knows, the first couple of weeks with a new baby are the toughest.  I know this too.  However, it doesn't seem to matter how prepared you might think you are for this huge event, things don't always go as you planned.  Mama Marge put it so eloquently that, "your MIND and BODY need to recover" and that as difficult as it may be we, as mothers, must allow that recovery to take place.  I think that's one of my biggest weaknesses (probably most Moms')...taking time for me!  So, today I am trying my best to stay camped out in bed with Patrick while Grant is at school and Maggie is with my generous mother-in-law, who has been such a HUGE help this week!  So far, we have done pretty well!
It never ceases to amaze me how being a mother grants you so many blessings and challenges all wrapped up in one amazing package!  It makes me ever so grateful for my own amazing mother and all that she has done to give her 4 children the love and guidance we needed to become parents ourselves.  It also makes my heart smile to know that no matter the distance between us she can still make me feel like I'm the most amazing thing in the world!  Thanks Mom...I love you!

Friday, April 19, 2013


Patrick went to see the doctor today! He is back up to his birth weight and his muscle tone is great! He has great color and beautiful skin!

As for his Mama, I am doing well too! I am navigating through nursing again...the milk man paid a visit last night ( like my nursing humor?)  It will.certainly be interesting to work my way through next week when Peter goes back to working from the office instead of home! I can't guarantee it will  be pretty but we'll get it done! Thank god I can at least have a beer now!

Big brother

Grant is beyond excited to be a big brother again! He has been so helpful, loving and understanding! My sweet, sweet boys!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Big sister

Maggie is SO excited to be a big sister!

And away we go!

On our way home!

Patrick and Mommy

Here we are yesterday enjoying visits from friends! Patrick is doing great! He passed his hearing and saw his pediatrician! We're both getting released today! So excited to get home and let the chaos.begin! Thank you so much for all of your prayers and well wishes! We are indeed blessed!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Patrick Phillip Singleton

Patrick decided to show up on his due date and quickly at that! We arrived at the hospital at 6:00 this morning and he was born at 7:11! He is 8lbs and 20.5 inches long! He is perfect and Mommy and Daddy are doing great!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Science Fair First Pres

Maggie's school hosted a science fair on Friday night!  What a wonderful time we had there!  They had students' experiments, Mobius Science Center was there doing demonstrations, The West Valley Outdoor Learning center had an Owl AND a red tailed Hawk to see!  They also had a bee keeper with live bees AND real squid the kids could disect and write with ink!  Here are a couple of videos I took and some pictures!