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Measuring Kids’ Growth With Picture Frames

My friends and I are helping you "Put Your House in Order" again this week.

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Now check out what tips they have for you in the areas of food, finance, faith, and decorating.

As for me, I would like to show you one way I record my children's growth.

I love these Time Frames, and I order one when each child is born. There is a space for each name and the date of birth. They are a little pricey, but I think they are worth it.

There are spaces for pictures every three months beginning with birth up to 2 years, and a space for every year after that until age 18. I take a birthday picture of each child every year and marvel at the changes that have taken place. (Please, don't notice that I am behind at adding the pictures!)

I get lots of admiring comments whenever anyone sees these frames I use to chronical the growth of my children. Even the plumber who came last week stopped to look at this display and commented on it.

(I won't get one red hot cent if you order this. I'm only telling you about it because I think they are neat!)

How do you record your children's growth?

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  1. I am going to have to look into this. I do the first year but I am thinking of doing this. I have 6 boys and this would be a great project to undertake. i take a look at the website. My boys have scarpbooks and such but I would love to do this.

  2. I love this, Connie. I didn’t know these existed. Now, that means I need to actually go get some pictures printed from my digital camera. . .

  3. This isn’t related to this post but I’ll put it here in case you don’t check comments often on older posts… I read last week the link to an older post about your daughter Madison bringing sandwiches to homeless people. Last weekend we passed a homeless man while we were on our way to pick up some lunch, and I thought of her example so we bought him a burrito and brought it to him. Thanks for sharing such a good example of Christ’s love, which reminded me to do the same when given the opportunity.

  4. I use my blog…as lame as that is…to record Ridley’s growth. I have SO many pictures that I need to get printed. :)

  5. We do this with school house and/or bus frames although they only start with kindergarten. It ‘s been fun to watch them grow thru the years and we have our first completed frame this year…our oldest graduates high school in a couple of months. Hard to look back and remember him being as small as he was in some of the early pics.

  6. I LOVE this! Every year my husband takes my son and daughter out for their Birthday to Friendly’s for breakfast (it’s an ice cream shoppe). He takes a picture of them by the clock so we can see them growing! I should frame them!

    Great idea – I love it!

  7. When I saw the title of this article it made me think of a slightly related idea… using the hanging level of picture frames to measure a child’s growth and a related picture in the frame! Thanks for such an inspiring post.

    Brianna Olds
    CoolProducts.com Social Media Marketing Manager


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