Saturday, May 10, 2014

DIY Growth Chart

I've been working on a few projects around the house lately, some more exciting than others. Cleaning out the garage? Not exciting in the least. Creating a beautiful (in my humble opinion) growth chart for you out of scrap plywood and Sharpies that we had lying around the house? Absolutely thrilling!

I found the design from Brooklyn Limestone, one of my favorite sources for creative inspiration. I changed a few things to suit us a little more and threw it together over a few days' naps.

It starts out with your name and initial stats. Then, we go into milestones like your first day home, your first smile, your first laugh, etc.

I had to include several columns for your first words, because we're going to many efforts to help you become trilingual. The numbers are for photos through the years.

Then, I left room for adventures, including where you've traveled, important events in eating and playing, your first road trip, your first plane ride, and your first ride at Disney World. The education section lists your schools, the first book that you'll read, and your first doodle. The celebrations section lists your Halloween costumes and birthday party themes.

It's going to be so much fun to fill it in together over the years! I hope you'll enjoy it as much as I do!

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