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A Year in Photos: Pics of My Kids on the Same Day Every Month in 2011

Honoring "Movember" in our November photo shoot.

Here’s a fun goal for you to think about if you don’t do this already with your family— at the beginning of every month, I take a photo of all of my kids together, as seen in the gallery below.

I originally started photographing my four kids on the first of every month for my personal blog a couple years ago. It was a great way to record them month-by-month and it was easy to remember… until last January when I forgot to post their photo on the first. So, I changed it to the fourth, which seemed fitting since I have four kids. I don’t usually have a theme or an idea in mind — my main focus is to just get at least one good photo of all four kids together. It’s fun to look through and see all the hairstyle changes and, really, how much they change in looks in just one month.

Some of my readers have joined in and they adjust the date to how many kids they have, too, or a set date that’s easiest for them. My hopes for 2012 is that I can take a video of the kids each month, and I’ll continue to post our monthly four photographs as well! Click through the photos from 2011′s fourth of the month posts below.


  • January 1 of 12
    January
    Noah, Carter, Grayson, & Ivy on the couch at Grandma's house. They might not all be smiling or even looking at the camera, but they're together. That counts.

    Read January Four.

  • February 2 of 12
    February
    On this occasion we had to work around my daughter's nap. And so we did.

    Read February Four.

  • March 3 of 12
    March
    Let's make a train! Easy and cute group photo idea. It gets used a lot.

    Read March Four.

  • April 4 of 12
    April
    Silly faces are always winners. Also, we had a really cold April.

    Read April Four.

  • May 5 of 12
    May
    Sometimes I have to settle for a cell phone picture at Qdoba but we still got the shot.

    Read May Four.

  • June 6 of 12
    June
    One of our first of many trips to the beach in 2011, and also one of my favorite angles to capture the kids.

    Read June Four.

  • July 7 of 12
    July
    A super hot day at our local arboretum was the setting for July's "fourth of the month" photo.

    Read July Four.

  • August 8 of 12
    August
    Packing up for our road trip to a cabin in Michigan, our last hurrah of summer before school started.

    Read August Four.

  • September 9 of 12
    September
    In their great-grandmother's backyard, in front of the tree with the face.

    Read September Four.

  • October 10 of 12
    October
    Posing with their new superhero drinking glasses.

    Read October Four.

  • November 11 of 12
    November
    In honor of "Movember," the kids modeled some fake mustaches I had lying around the house. (I think this might be my favorite of the whole year.)

    Read Movember Four.

  • December 12 of 12
    December
    Reading their Elf on the Shelf book in front of the Christmas stockings. Check out photos from our Christmas.

    Read December Four.

Do you do monthly photos or videos of your kids?

Read Stephanie’s posts at Strollerderby and her personal blog, Adventures in Babywearing.

Don’t miss:
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2011”²s Most Watched YouTube Videos
5 Cartoon Moms I Want to be Like

 

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