Wednesday - July 26

Cloudy day but warm.....Mark, Michael, Philip, Drew and Davis were off early to load up furniture and empty last of stuff in storage unit into trailer.
 
Grandpa, Davis, Liam, Connor and Brady left for Steele Creek in Daisy pulling Toad around 11:00.   The guys are camping overnight and enjoying all the fun water/mini golf activities there.  Annette and Philip met with their builder at 11.   Brooke took Luke and Blair to the Camp to swim and have lunch with friends.    Maeve and I stayed home while she napped and Drew and I played 2-handed euchre.    We've been playing lots of cards these 2 weeks!
 
Michael and Drew drove up to Steele Creek for a few hours this afternoon.
 
Sweet granddaughters in their jammies
 
Watching Daisy leave and then onto swimming
and staying out of mischief!
 
Tonight we went to Slices Bistro on the Marion Golf Course.    Michael, Brooke, Drew, Blair, Philip, Annette, Luke, Maeve and me.   
 
Then home to play more euchre!   
 
 
 
 
 
 

Tuesday - July 25

 3 men starting their day with donuts and milk!
 
These guys spent the night on Daisy with Grandpa and then helped Uncle Phil and Grandpa move lots of boxes from trailer into basement of new house.
 
This household was off and running in all directions....Michael, Drew and Davis played golf, Brooke took Blair to her friend, Leah's house for a playdate, Annette did laundry and packed and I entertained Luke while Maeve napped.

A bottle of water (can be empty) makes the best toy!   Maeve loves the crinkly sound
 
After all that hard work of moving boxes, the boys enjoyed the lake and some tubing time with Grandpa and Uncle Phil. 
 
Jumpin' on the trampoline
brothers against brothers

Art d├ęcor with wine charms
 
Burgers and wings on the green egg compliments of Philip while Brooke and Annette whipped up more good sides for another yummy supper.
 
This is one lively household!
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

Monday - July 24

After a fun week with mostly little girls, we are switching to the boys as Liam and Connor arrived around 4:45.  Mark, Davis and Brady met Patrick and boys in Cincinnati at 9:45 this morning.    Mark and NC boys drove to Lexington, KY yesterday.
 
Everyone off and running today.....Philip and Luke went to Greenville/Spartanburg to get new tires on car and shop at Costco.    Annette was out furniture shopping.   Drew went to work and Brooke ran errands in the afternoon.    Michael is on vacation this week and plenty of things to do around here.   I had Blair and Maeve.
 
So, we are looking forward to a fun 5 days with Liam and Connor.    They were here just a few minutes and had their swim trunks on and off to the lake, riding the paparazzi, jumping on the trampoline, etc.!  
 
Liam, Connor and Davis
 
The cousin fun has begun!
 
 

Sunday - July 23

What a whirlwind, partying fun week with family!    We celebrated 3 birthdays, ate so much, the little cousins enjoyed each other with plenty of mayhem and Linda and I enjoyed a day in Black Mountain and Asheville.   Here are a few memories... 
Maeve is a big girl of one and looking so sweet in her new dress from Great Aunt Linda
 and Cousin Jennifer

Tah dah....these 2 fire fighters are pretending to be
Aunt Brooke and Uncle Michael

Blair getting her first mani-pedi on her 4th birthday

Jake, Jennifer, Leia and Kaylee

Bob and Linda enjoying a Friday night cruise on Lake James
Liam and Connor served Mass at a wedding in St. Louis Friday night

Thursday - July 20

HAPPY 1st BIRTHDAY MAEVE
 
Fun day celebrating Maeve's 1st birthday with a trip to Camp Lake James, birthday cake and presents!
 
 Our sweet birthday girl - sun was so bright and hot today!
 
Party time
 
All the party guests wearing hats!

Princess Maeve