Friday, August 14, 2009

Philip's Birthday

Philip had a two wonderful  birthday parties last weekend.  My family was able to come on Saturday, while Philip's family came on Sunday.  We had a great time visiting with everyone and want to thank everyone that was able to come.  Here are some pictures from both days!

Philip's Birthday Cake on Saturday from Homestyle Bakery...YUMMY!

Courtney smiling for the camera

Can you believe he's 33!!!!!!

Philip's Birthday Cake on Sunday also from Homestyle Bakery...YUMMY!

Courtney "helping" with the candles

Aunt Regina trying to decide if she even needs to use a fork to eat the cake or just shovel it in.

Courtney started out using a spoon...

...but realized diving right in was much faster!

Courtney tried to put her hair band around her ankle just like cousin Lindsey did.

Courtney and Daphne

Courtney has a blast climbing in Daphne's crate and locking herself in.  We're not sure why Courtney does this, but Daphne doesn't seem to mind.


For some odd reason Courtney has decided that she wants to wear her hat EVERYWHERE.  You can see by the pictures she literally wants to wear it to bed, in the bath, at dinner, on the potty, at nap, and any other place you can think of.  In the pictures below, she had it on at nap time and I couldn't resist taking a few pictures.  I thought she looked so precious and wanted to share the photos.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Miss Hollywood

We couldn't resist putting these photos up on the blog. Courtney found Angie's sunglasses when they were visiting this weekend and wouldn't put them down. Enjoy!

Courtney and Uncle Chris (AKA Guncle Kiss)

It's Finished

We have finished staining the deck and glad to have that project behind us. The project took a total of six weeks since we were battling the heat and rain. Hopefully the next time our deck needs to be stained it won't be done by us, as we hope to be in another home by then. By completing this time consuming project we have learned that our next home WILL NOT have a deck, but hopefully a patio. Anyway, the stain we used is said to be good for eight years, so we will see.  Now we will be working on putting up lattice around the deck, then putting in some much needed landscaping.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Doctor Report

Courtney had her 30 month (2 1/2 year) checkup today and boy has she grown!  She is 38 inches tall (95th percentile) and weighs 30.5 pounds (70th percentile).  I couldn't believe she'd grown two inches from her 2 year appointment back in January!  She only put on half a pound from her last appointment, but Dr. Thompson wasn't concerned at all.  Courtney is a little behind in her speech, so the pediatrician has recommended that we go for a consultation at Vanderbilt for speech therapy.  Courtney understands what we're saying very well, but sometimes has a hard time getting across what she's wanting to tell us.  The pediatrician also recommended Courtney return back to preschool once or twice a week because this would also help her speech being around other children her age.  After my classes ended in May we'd pulled Courtney out of preschool for the summer and were in the process of trying to decide if we needed to send her back for the fall since the only two classes I need are offered online and at night.  Looks like Courtney will be going back to preschool sometime at the end of August after my mom, Courtney and myself return from Gatlinburg.  That's the latest news and I should have pictures posted of our finished deck in the next couple of days.