My brother does not have children and my sister has two who happen to be born on the alternate years that I did not have kids. That means that from September 2 until January 8 of any given year, our kids are sequential in age - so right now they are 1 (Kingsley 2010), 2 (Karis 2009), 3 (Cordelia 2008), 4 (Kamille 2007), and 5 (Rachel 2006). In two weeks Kam will turn 5 and ruin it all ;) but for now, we decided we should try recreating that very cool idea.
We gave it a valiant effort.
first, add the big girls
second, add the little ones. give numbers. so far, so good.
practice smiling. hmm...
add backdrop and hold up your numbers!
demonstrate how to hold up numbers for Kingsley - which he thinks is funny
intervene with the little ones.
Kingsley is annoyed with my attempts to get him to actually HOLD the number.
ok, numbers on the toes then. pretend I'm still holding the backdrop correctly.
fleeting attempts to revive the photo shoot.
...and we're done.
Now scroll back up and look at Cordelia in all the pictures. She makes me howl.
Rachel is a pro.
We plan on doing this whenever they/we visit. I think it'll be cute to see over the years.