Friday, February 27, 2009

Sicky Update

James is doing much better. He's still having a little trouble sleeping because of his cough but mostly he is back to his cute old self again.

I on the other hand am not doing so well. Now I'm sick and really looking forward to Saturday when Ryan will be home all day on Daddy duty.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


This is what our morning has looked like since about 5:15am.

Here's the run down. Two ear infections, fever, a running nose, a nasty sounding cough, slight diarrhea from the antibiotics, major bum rash from the diarrhea from the antibiotics, and a very tired mommy.

He'll only eat peach yogurt and the occasional black bean however he has been drinking juice/water like a champ. Daiper changes are painful, tear filled and covered in desitin.

On the upside, he's been saying mama a lot these past two days, which is wonderful and heart wrenching all at once.

Tylenol, Motrin, Tylenol, Motrin, Tylenol...........

*****I need to amend this post. Ten minutes after I posted James turned a corner (read: the drugs kicked in) and is now acting super cute and happy. Here's a happier photo of the boy that I just took so you don't leave our blog feeling sorry for us today.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Visiting Rachel....and some other people too.

Here are some pictures of our trip to California last week to meet Rachel and see family and friends. Click on the picture below to see the whole album.

Meeting Rachel

Monday, February 23, 2009


James is sick again. A new cold and two new ear infections to boot.

The doctor thinks he might be one of those kids who will need to have tubes put in his ears, yikes!

Pray for our little man and for his Mama today.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Pink Hair

Ok so I went to California and went a little crazy and put some pink streaks in my hair. Here's the photographic evidenceDoesn't exactly capture the full picture of my pinkified hair but you get the idea.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Our Story

Ryan wrote an article about us for our church's blog. Click here to read it.....enjoy.


Yeah James slept through the night! Life is good this morning in the Singletary household.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Fireman James and the Sleepy Guys

I put these shoes on James today and he made me smile, hopefully he'll make you smile too.

Fireman James running to a fire.......
......or just to go play with Snoopy.

Sleepy guys.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Now for the hard part.....

The past week has been a very different week from any other we've had since James was born. James was getting over a cold and in the process developed two ear infections. After a trip to the doctor and one more to the pharmacy we are on the road to recover; but beyond the illness something has changed in our little man.

Recently James has started to get angry when he doesn't get his way. Just today he threw at least four tantrums, one of which involved him rolling around on the ground and crying into the carpet. All because I wouldn't let him touch my computer.

I realize that some of his behavior might still have to do with him not feeling great, and that's what I'm praying for honestly, but even so we are embarking on a new season. James is going to be a kid soon, not a baby, but a boy. A boy who has opinions and feelings, not to mention a very strong will, and very little language to express himself.

Up to this point I have felt like Ryan and I have been more like babysitters to James. We have been in charge of making sure he stays alive, fed well and of course loved, but not so much reared. Now however, things have changed. Now we have to lay the hammer down and discipline our little man, or else suffer the consequences and end up with a bratty child who respects no one. Now we have to actually be parents.

To tell you the honest truth, I am a little scared. On more than one occasion recently I have seen a side of my son that I really haven't liked. I am keenly aware that we are all sinners by nature (James included), but now I am actually seeing that in my boy and it's troubling. Our baby is turning into a boy and although there are so many things about this that I love (see my previous post) I am also just now realizing that the honeymoon is over and the real work has begun.

So here we go, onto the hard part.......which will only last for oh....the rest of my life.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Little Boy

James is turning into a little boy. I know this is where I am supposed to be sad that my baby is turning into a boy but I just don't feel that way. I loved the baby stage with James but to tell you the truth I think I like this stage better.

James is so curious about everything and he cracks me up at least twelve times a day. Certain things are a lot easier than they were, while other things are harder, but overall I am having so much fun with him. I know there will probably come a day when I do long to hold my "baby" in my arms again but for now I am very content.

Here are some recent pictures of our guy.

Little Boy

Monday, February 2, 2009

Little Voice

I just heard the sweetest little voice on our answering machine say "Hello", it was my new baby sister.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Bringing Rachel Home

My parents are in India right now! They will get their daughter tonight (which is tomorrow in India) and will be back in California by the end of the week. Here's a link to their blog so you can keep up to date on their trip and the whole experience.