datestampUSEMonday, July 5, 2010

She Camps!

Kalli had a packed schedule this summer with her first Beehive camp up at Brighton and her first girls camp with our ward.  She had such a ball and it was unbelievable how empty and lonely the house was without our party planner and fun coordinator around.  I always had visions of sending off my first girl to camp - and actually getting to go along as an advisor.  Instead I'm at home nursing swollen feet and a third-trimester belly bump that grows with each passing week....I suppose there's always next year when the little pumpkin will be one! And hey, with four daughters - I've been assured there will be plenty of girls camps for me!

datestampUSESaturday, July 3, 2010

Happy 4th of July from the Roberts gang

datestampUSEFriday, July 2, 2010

Wanna know...

...what happens when you send the kids to the main street candy shop to choose one treat each for the Cody Stampede rodeo later that night?

Buffalo Bill Dam

My dad has been volunteering at the dam for the last couple of years...and don't tell the visitor's centers, but the kids' favorite part of the entire experience was riding to and from the building in the club car driven by our very fabulous chauffeur, Grandpa.

datestampUSEThursday, July 1, 2010

The Cabin 2010

Josie had a fantastic time "driving" the 4-wheeler all across the
 back porch...and as you can tell, Max was a great 
play-along passenger.
This girl is always willing to strike a pose.
Ella died and went to heaven simply from the fact that she
got to drive the 4-wheelers this year. Max is willing to pony on
the back of anyone driving the machines...
The kids got dose of the pioneer spirit by being hauled in a
wagon - Grandpa style.
A face only a mother could that marshmallow in her nostril?
....the other day, I saw a bear, a great big bear, the other day...
Perhaps you can guess who won this wrestling match?

This 12 point buck was definitely worth mounting.

datestampUSEWednesday, June 30, 2010

Oh Give Me A Home....

Get ready - get set for a slew of hometown Wyoming posts!  We had another great visit this year...can't imagine summer without it.  Giddyup!
*This photo is taken just on the way to the cabin with just a few miles left to go. 

datestampUSEThursday, June 24, 2010

Toy Story 3 Premiere

The kids got to go to a special premiere of Toy Story 3...and were asked to dress as their favorite Toy Story character.  As you can tell, we have a Little Bo Peep, a toy soldier, and Barbie....and they insisted their chaperone dress up as well - so Barbie had a hot date with Ken.  (This is one of the many reasons we love him...he's up for ANYTHING!)  Nice Ascot!

datestampUSETuesday, June 22, 2010

Tarzan - The Musical

Probably THE highlight of our St. George trip was seeing Tarzan in the outdoor theatre at Tuachan. (The only place it has ever been shown off of Broadway.) We splurged for front row seats which was totally worth it because the beginning of the show starts with a shipwreck and tons and tons of water came rolling straight towards us and the drains were literally inches from our feet.  We even got a little wet!  The show didn't start until 8:00 p.m. so we swam early and napped the kids late and everyone was well behaved and totally engaged in the show. Such a fun night!

datestampUSEMonday, June 21, 2010

Summer Kick-Off in St. George

The last couple of summers we have experienced some chilly June days. If felt like as soon as the kids were let out of school, we'd end up kicking off the summers indoors.  Boo!  This June, we decided to trump that idea all together and headed down to St. George for a WARM summer kick off like no other.   The week after school was over, we hit the highway southbound. We swam every day at the pool, played pickleball, football, and found a new waterpark. We wanted WARM and we got HOT!  Long live summer!


datestampUSEThursday, June 17, 2010

Oh What do you do in the Summertime?

Read books in a tree?

datestampUSETuesday, June 15, 2010

We *heart* Catalog Living

"Gary, we were having such a lovely afternoon with the Andersons until you decided you just had to show off your string ball."

You MUST start following Gary and Elaine's adventures in Catalog Living...Hilarity under every picture.

datestampUSESaturday, June 12, 2010

Oh! To be a Kid Again...

datestampUSEMonday, June 7, 2010

Sixth Grade Promotion

Kalli had a 1940s theme promotion (graduation) theme from Bonneville Elementary School.  Honestly, I can't believe I started her there 7 years ago as a cute little kindergardener. Where has my little girl gone? After their smashing program full of songs and dances from the 40s, and a personalized slide show highlighting each of the 6th grade students (forever long!) - we thought we'd make the day extra special for our girl.  Waiting outside after her cast party was a cherry red (rental - of course) Mini Cooper for an afternoon full of fun.  We drove around the neighborhood with the top down honking and celebrating and then took it for multiple spins - even giving the neighborhood kids some celebratory rides.  We took the kids to dinner (can you believe we squeezed our entire family into that little thing?  double buckling anyone?).  Talk about a cheap thrill to make the day feel extra special.  The only problem is setting a precedence down the Ella and Max are plotting a car choice for their turn.