Spencer was born in September, 2007 so he had his first Leap Day in 2008 when he was almost 6 months old.
I must have had premonitions of future blogging and future social media, because I decided to put him in the crib and take some photos of him to commemorate the day.
Elliott just so happened to be a newborn when the next Leap Day happened in 2012 so it was plain luck that the crib was up once again. I put Spencer in the same corner and took his second Leap Day picture.
And Elliott got his first Leap Day picture. I thought he looked so good at the time, but now I think he just looks sickly. Ugh. Liver disease.
They had their first brothers Leap Day picture together.
In 2012 my mom told me that it was too bad that I took the pictures in the crib because I would not be able to continue recreating them once the kids outgrew the crib. I only know that because it showed up as a comment I made in my Facebook memories on 2/29. Sometimes Facebook can be downright handy.
Well, my mom was wrong.
The crib converted to Spencer's full size headboard and footboard, so as long as we keep this bed, the photo tradition will continue.
Spencer- Leap Day- 2016
Elliottt- Leap Day- 2016
Brothers- Leap Day- 2016
I think it's interesting that Spencer's three pictures were all taken in different houses. 2020 will be the same as 2016 though.
After we took the pictures I gave each kid a cookie for their participation and sent them out to the backyard to play.
We'll see you in 2020 Leap Day.