Monday, May 3, 2010

Spring Numbers

For the new readers of this blog I would like to inform you that every year I take pictures of my kids when their ages run concurrently. Since my oldest 2 are 17 months apart and my youngest 2 are 15 months apart, every spring they are very close in age, until my oldest's birthday in June. This year I am the proud owner of a 3,4 and 5 year old.

I used to do this big production where I cut out pieces of cardboard in the shapes of their ages and covered them with wrapping paper.  I started off having them hold them, but then found it was easier to tape them to the wall above their heads.

This year I got almost no cooperation from them at all.

At first Mike completely refused, then Bekah and then Jake. This may be my last year doing this. I know the grandparents will be very disappointed.

Their tshirts say "I'm 3/4/5 what's your excuse?"  My plan was for them to line up against the wall so you could read their tshirts. Whatever.


sherri said...

you CANNOT stop doing this. it is so cool. and they just keep getting cuter and cuter. but you knew that already.

Unknown Mami said...

I see keep at it until the oldest is 21.

Angie said...

Awww...they are so cute. One of my closest friends has stair steps, all grown up now. This reminds me of them!

Charlotte said...

But Sherri it was so much easier when one of them couldn't walk yet and the other 2 didn't give so much lip. I don't want to give up either but just think when they are teens, no way are they going to let me?!

Mami if they let me I would do it until I dropped.

B said...

I love this tradition! You can't stop it, just bribe them. =)

Nekidduk said...

I say offer them cold hard cash and get 'er done! Or have really cool never before seen toys they can't have until they do the picture. Makes me wish I had little stair step kids....almost.

Oh yeah, and nothing says love like your brother's stinky foot in your face!