Monday, September 16, 2013

Week in the Life - Day 7

Yesterday was my birthday and I was given lovely hand made cards by the kids and some yummy chocolates.  We consumed a small box of Cadbury Roses Chocolates at 7am in the morning which I think you are entitled to on your birthday.  My favourite birthday tradition is to take a photo of myself with my 2 kids and 4 cupcakes which, as the birthday girl, I get to eat 2 cupcakes and the kids each have one.

I set the camera up on the tripod to take the photos which is tricky because where I would "spot focus" my camera would be the middle person which would be me, however I'm missing from the pictures until I hit the self-timer and run around to get into the picture.  This little tradition is in it's 8th year and it's amazing how much the kids change over time as Sienna was 7 months old and James was 2 and a 1/2 years old when the first photo was taken.  I know the kids get older from the photos however that also means one thing and that is for every year they get older.....I do too.

You will notice that every photo has the same cupcakes bought from the same local bakery with the exceptio of 2007 where they had run out and I had to buy some from Coles which were very average.  So the cupcakes play a significant role in this wonderful birthday tradition as well. 

Here are the previous 7 years of my birthday photo with my 2 kids and 4 cupcakes going back in time from 2012 to 2006.


  1. We share a birthday - but I am not nearly organised enough to have the same cupcakes and a yearly photo!!
    Great series of shots

  2. How cool is that yearly birthday photo! :)

    Belated happy birthday. Found you via Ali's WITL project. Just finished mine too.



  3. Awh that's such a beautiful little family tradition :) And Happy Birthday!!

  4. Love this idea! What a treasure to see each year and how your babies are growing up!! Thanks for sharing :)