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.

datestampUSEThursday, June 3, 2010

So Long Kindergarten

datestampUSEWednesday, June 2, 2010


Hello dear friends (blogging and otherwise) and family. I am laughing at myself for feeling like a silly school girl scrambling to think of a more creative excuse than "the dog ate my homework" for my absence here at melt by amr... but the truth is my little belly companion has kept me from doing so much more than just a blog post here and there.  January through April were rough! And when I finally began to see the light again this spring, I had so much catching up to do in my life with the kids, the house, my family, and primary...well, let's just say its taken me well into month number 6 to get my feet back under me.  Of course, the irony is not lost on me to think that in a mere 15 weeks or so - life as I know it will once again be tossed aside as we welcome our 5th baby in September. We're thrilled, excited, and buzzing at this news (and still little scared and overwhelmed as she came as quite the surprise!)  

I'm not quite sure how to go about catching up the last several months ... in fact, I told Bryce that my creative bone must be nestled somewhere near my pelvis where this little one has overtaken all space and made herself at home ... I say this because the last several months have seen little to no creative output.  I have not made anything smashing, I've not thrown a great party, and I've nearly given up every outside interest so I could spend some much needed quality one on one time with my couch and my bed - and doing my best to function as the mom and wife my family needs.

So I'll primarily be doing some catch-up posts on the kids ... as this blog has basically turned into somewhat of a family journal anyway. (And if it's not recorded here, it's not recorded anywhere.)  If you're interested in taking a peek at what the Roberts have been up to (at least those of us who haven't been busy growing a baby) then scroll down in the next couple of days as I'll be post-dating (closer to their actual dates) a few events here and there. It's good to be back.