Sunday, February 26, 2012

the trick is on us

let's back up to halloween 2011.  usually, i LOVE making the kids' costumes.  however, this past year they decide (well, mostly allison) they want to wear different costumes to all 5 different parties.  my reply?  "well, y'all better wear something you already have because I. Will. Not. be making 10 different costumes."

and they did.  well allison did.  not one costume was bought.  not one costume was worn twice.  i think davis got stuck on costume number 2 and called it a winner.

looking back on fall pictures, i ran across these:

i love davis's puffy chest and allison's best puppy impersonation.

but WHAT GETS what allison does with the eye black once we get back home.....

other costumes revealed were:

1. ariel the mermaid
2.  gardner-webb cheerleader
3. captain america girl

4. ballerina

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

time marches on

this is what i do instead of  cleaning my house and putting away the laundry.

oh well.  tomorrow's another day and it sure won't look like it did today.

Monday, February 13, 2012

happy valentine's day

Friday, February 10, 2012


2011 was such a crazy year for us.  if you've seen us at all in the past 10 months, you'll remember why.  if not, well, here's a brief summary:  trip to london & paris for spring break.  trip to hospitals in london after zach gets hit by car. surgery. make it home.  recover.  oh, hello!  trogdon child #3 on the way.

life goes on.  only now, in full speed ahead.  quite honestly, we're often out of steam.  and our blog is living proof.

i ran across this picture tonight and fell in love with them all over again for the hundredth time today.  this is from davis's kindergarten pet parade.  all classes were learning about animals that week and teachers asked students to dress up, bring a picture of their favorite animal or bring a favorite stuffed animal.  teachers also asked for us to use what we already had and get creative.  wait....did you say use what we have?  check.  do you need extras?  i ask?  because we have that too!

now as i look back on 2011 and allison's change of hair texture-  i realize one sums up the other in one word...."huh?"

and yes, allison did walk davis to school on the leash. and the costume was not complete until our dog had a yellow ball in his possession.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

welcome to our noisy life.

here's a five minute sample of our life soundtrack.  i love it.  but, boy do i look forward to my quiet mornings!

davis got a haircut.

wait, what?!  yes, you read it right.  davis got a haircut a few weeks ago.  i wish now i would have taken a picture of the mess it made on the salon floor.  here's a sneak peek from pajama day: