Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Camp Shamrock Rocks!

Bailey, Maeve, and Laura

Keva, Bailey, Maeve and Clina the counselor


Eve Wilson (camp mascot)
Even though Bailey and I didn't stay at camp the whole week we really enjoyed ourselves.  It wasn't freezing cold, we saw the sun a couple of times and the counselors and staff were great!  I will really miss being in the kitchen with David and Fiona.  Bailey made two new friends, Maeve and Laura, that are her age and have compatible personalities.  It looks like we will both be going back next year for the whole shooting match!  Enjoy the pictures.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Introducing Mr. Jr. Camp Shamrock!

After 8 days in the forest of Northern Ireland, Davis came home!  He had a blast, learned some new annoying camp songs, made new friends, ate like a king, saved up his spending money to buy Legos in Newcastle and was voted by the counselors as Mr. Jr. Camp Shamrock.  What an honor- especially on his first time out.  Our team mate Shay said the voting was based on whether the camper set fire to anything or not, if they didn't use swear words or get caught smoking cigarettes.  We are so proud.  Next up Bailey and Denise head off to girls' camp.  Pray for us.  Seriously. 

Monday, July 5, 2010


Baseball?  Check.

Hot dogs?  Check.

Apple pie?  Check. 
Chevrolet?  Not so much.  3 out of 4 isn't bad.  Happy 4th!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

A funny thing happened on the way to the bathroom.

Our team mates, the Smiths, have been staying with us as they search for an apartment.  We have had a great time with them even amidst their stress of finding a place to call home.  Today they let an apartment in Raheny, just a couple of miles south of Badoyle.  For me that means less quality time with Ashlyn.  For them it means no longer living out of suitcases and being able to let their hair down in the privacy of their own home.

So, in the wee hours of the morning I heard the continuous 'ping, ping, ping' of water hitting metal.  Our bathroom's own version of water torture.  Very quietly I got out of Baileys bed, took the shower head down from its hook and placed it in the tub.  I turned around and saw Shay coming down the hall.  I wanted to make sure he knew I was there but not wake up anyone else so I whispered, "Shay."  Well,  he jumped out of his skin and said, "You scared the crud out of me!"  Then he ran back to bed.  I didn't know that his sisters used to do things to scare him and that wasn't my intention but I felt bad anyway.  Then I giggled and continued to do so after I went back to bed.  One for the memoirs.