Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Growth Chart

There are some really cute growth charts out there. Nascar, Thomas, and more.

My kids? Their growth was marked the old fashioned way, on the back of a door frame.* And now it's happened. My baby, Ernest (marks on the left), is taller than me (the 5'6" blotch in the middle). It happened some time between September and now. His pant legs and sleeves are all too short. And his voice got deeper during the 10 days we were gone. I can't chart that. I wish I'd been able to save the old cell phone message with his younger voice!


And Frank? (Marks on the right.) It's been over a year since he let me measure him. He's probably closer to 6' now.

Sigh.

*Surprisingly, the Handy Husband has allowed this writing on the wall. He has offered to take the trim strip off so I can save it. (His ulterior motive is so he can put a clean one up.) I'll transcribe it to paper some day, and keep it rolled up along with mine.

8 comments:

Tricia said...

I love that you've done this all these years. I should follow your lead. My little guy is going through a growth spurt, and it's wonderful and crazy all at the same time.

i am very mary said...

This is exactly where our marks are, including mom, dad, gramma, and gramps!

Bunny Bunster said...

They grow and change way too quickly! I wish we would have done this.

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

We measured Laura this way too.

When we moved, I took a picture of the door jamb. And then? Started anew, picking up where we left off.

Dave said...

We have the same in our house, except that it also has the many previous owners as well. The house was built in the 1940's so it is very cool to keep on the wall.

Vanessa said...

I love seeing these growth charts. I wish my mom had done one for me, but we moved so much as I was growing up it would have been an exercise in futility.

barbra said...

We have a Disney Princess one we're using for all three kids. Whoa, your baby is taller than you! That is a big deal.

Aly @ Lip Zip said...

We're doing the old fashioned growth chart here too. There's just something more special about doing it that way than buying one to chart their growth. I am so amazed that you have kept up with it all these years. I'm already a couple of months behind and my little boy is only 2!