Friday, August 30, 2013

Focusing on Life :: Growth & Change

Our prompt from Sally for the week was to look for growth and change in our lives. Not hard to find the first week of school with the kids once again grumbling about rolling out of bed in the morning to catch the bus! 

But is hard to capture how much they've grown in one picture, and it is even harder to get them to agree to have their picture taken. First question "this isn't going to end up on Facebook is it?"  "...ah, no thanks mom."

I realized I still had the growth chart on the wall even though we stopped tracking it a few years ago when Kate literally ran off the chart. She is now about 5' 4" but you can see the markings from the past. My favorite part is Kate scratching out one of the marks claiming it wasn't true and demanding we re-measure her! You can see the scooch upwards with the revised marking. Which satisfied her at the time. She was so worried she was going to be short, but she just took a little longer to sprout. She's all legs at this point, so the worrying is over!

  

28 comments:

Claudia Aguilar said...

That growth chart is so cute! I have the same problem now...oh no! not another picture!

BeadedTail said...

Facebook has sure changed how we feel about our pictures being taken! The growth chart is cute!

Islandgirl said...

I was tall when I was in grade four... haven't been tall since... because I don't think I've grown since!

glassbead, isinglass design said...

I'm with Lynne- I thought I was tall in 6th grade- and then I wasn't. Nice that you've got the growth chart!

Mary K. McGraw said...

What a nice reminder of the growth of your children. Love the scratched out mark.

Marlene Cupo said...

Why is that kids want to "get on with it" even more than we want them to stay just the way there are? Guess it's the same thing we did too.

13 said...

My eldest is quite a bit taller than me and my youngest (11years old) is already up to my shoulder, so I'm feeling vertically challenged!

Cindy said...

Do you know I bought a growth chart for my oldest and never started it...always meant to do it and now he is 12! ;-0 I wish I had kept up with it, now 3 more kids later..... I know this one will be a family heirloom for your girls one day. :-)

Duni said...

Too funny about the growth chart! Your daughter is already taller than I am...

Claire said...

We've always lived in rented accommodation, so we don't a height chart :(
But they are wonderful reminders for us (and our kids) of how much they've grown!
Great interpretation on this week's prompt :)

Beti Horvath said...

We have the talls and the shorties in my family. Quite a nail biter waiting to see how the kids turn out! Great interpretation of he prompt, and a cute growth chart!

Christine Altmiller said...

"Not True"~what a tender and funny story those two words must bring to your mind each time you look at the chart :-)

Alicia said...

Beautiful memories you have there!
We have used the door frame - and I was one day thinking we can't ever move from this house now! how are we going to move the marks on the door frame?! :)

Sandi Volpe said...

I love your chart and such a great pic for this week's challenge..my boys will be back in school next week.

Have a great weekend!

Becky Pancake said...

Cynthia you picked a great way to show growth and change.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Such a nice reminder of how much your children have grown over the years. The years just race by, and they grow up so quickly!

Monique (A Half-Baked Notion) said...

They can't wait to be grown up and we want to keep them back *just a little*!

Adrienne said...

I know mine has sprouted right past me, didn't even see it coming!

Alice said...

I have to admit we were bad about keeping track of our kids height though they were measured many times sort of as a competion.Now I am the shortest in the family! I love your photo!!!!

Shel said...

I just had to laugh at the comment about the photos being take - sounds exactly like what my son always asks me! ;-) I love your growth chart - it's so perfect for this week's prompt!

LoriF said...

LOL what a wonderful keepsake, and a great illustration of the prompt!

Magic Love Crow said...

This is so precious!!!

Splendid Little Stars said...

fun post!
yep, we all grow at different rates.
I visited friends recently and they had a piece of wood on which they tracked their 4 children's growth. The kids are grown up now and this piece of wood was shellaced and attached to the wall like a piece of art. I loved it. What a great idea!

Emakaye said...

My kids say the same thing about pictures and FB. Too funny. I love how she scratched out to be re-meausred.
~Ema

BIKBIK AND RORO said...

How cute! Well, she was right -- you DID measure wrong lol!

Miss Val's Creations said...

I hope you kids have a great school year! The growth chart must have been so fun to work with over the years!

Marcela Gmd said...

Wonderful post!!!
Have a great new month!! and my g+ for you!!!

Besos, desde EspaƱa, Marcela♥

Donna Millard said...

Perfect example of growth and change!

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