Thursday, June 28, 2007

Courtney Playing Outside

Here is a video of Courtney having a good time outside with her bike. She has been wanting a new bike for awhile. In the mean time she has to settle for the little rider.

Monday, June 25, 2007


Courtney has an obession, of sorts, with ducks. When she was very small, her Grandpa Bollard took her to Sunset Park in Las Vegas to feed the ducks there. Now she asks him every time she talks to him if she can go feed the ducks with him. They even found ducks here the last time they were up for a visit. During this particular feeding, they saw ducklings with the mother duck. Courtney was so happy. She talked about it non stop for weeks. For some reason, she always associates ducks with her Grandpa.
We thought it was unlucky for us to have a a canal behind our house. We didn't think it would be too bad though. We also got a fence put up the backyard because of city code. So we thought we could live with it. Little did we know that it would bring hours of entertainment to Courtney.
We have a mother duck and ducklings that come by a few times a day. At first, Dave would yell to Courtney and she would come running to catch a glimpse. But one lucky day, the ducks were actually sleeping on the bank. When they woke up, they ate. Courtney thought it was the greatest thing in the world. I guess ducks really are pretty cute.
The one drawback was that last week we heard them quacking all night. Courtney would have loved it but she was sound asleep. We had a power outage for about 12 hours on one of the hottest days of the year. We opened the windows to try to get some relief, and all we heard was "quack, quack, quack." You have probably already guessed that we did not get much sleep that night.