Every year they are all the same age for about 5 weeks. Ben & Carlee's birthday is in October and they turned 3, Sam's birthday is not until November when he turns 4. It is actually a lot of fun telling people we have 3 three year olds! Of course they immediately think triplets!
Anyway, it has become our tradition and my reminder to get all our annual photos done when they are all the same age. First stop is to Sears to get their individual photos and a group photo of the three of them. This has become a serious pain in the butt, even with my mom along to help me! We went on a Friday morning and managed to get good individual shots fairly easily.
But then the nightmare began. Getting them to all sit still, smile and all look at the camera at the same time is nearly impossible! It was nearly lunchtime so we left and had some lunch. Then they all fell asleep for a short nap. We went home and picked up Daddy to help us, but that didn't work either!!! We had to go back a third time, a couple days later. Here are a couple examples of what it was like!
Then we like to have a family photo done once a year. We have been doing it about the same time of year, but we have someone take it with my camera so that I can use it to make Christmas cards. We actually took this photo at our house in North Carolina when we went there for a visit!
Getting everyone to all look at the camera and smile at the same time wasn't working, so I picked the one where nobody was looking at the camera! Again, not great, but hey, there is a reason our family is called "Our Blessed Chaos"!
Whew, done for another year!