Today is my birthday and ever since Sienna was born, I've had a tradition of taking a photo of me with the kids and 4 cupcakes each year. I get the cupcakes from the same bakery however one year they were all sold out and had to substitute with chocolate cupcakes. This is my 5th year and I love looking back on how much the kids are growing up. Hopefully I will look as good as them as the years go by!!! It's a very special tradition for me and one I look forward to each year.
Just to clarify a couple of things, the first photo (at the bottom in 2006) was taken at 10pm at night as we had just arrived at Twin Waters Resort for the weekend so I'm looking a bit tired and in my defense of the 2nd year picture, it was a really hot day and had been for a swim. The next year I had no idea about "white balance" was. Apart from that I think you can tell my photography has got better each year and given that I actually took the 2008, 2009 and 2010 photos myself which is quite a funny sight to see. Setting the camera up on the tripod, positioning the kids, running around the other side of the kitchen bench and hoping I get in the picture. There are obviously a few out-takes before we get a good one but that is all part of the fun memory that goes with these pictures as well.