Saturday, October 18, 2008

See How She Grows

One of our family traditions is to measure the kids at the beginning of the school year and at the beginning of the new year. We forgot to do it this year - I guess only having one child at home will do that to you.

Years ago, back in 1988, we began this tradition. Jim was smart enough to do it on a board instead of the door jam so that we could take it with us when we moved!
Logan was 4 and Clark was 2 the first time we measured them. It has been so fun to watch how the kids have grown over the years.

Well, this past weekend Jim remembered we hadn't measured Tessa yet - so out came the board
We figured she must have grown a bit because of the growing pains she has been having and yes - she has grown since we last measured her in January - she has grown a 1/4".
She is now officially 5'6 5/8" making her a little more than 1/2" taller than Cali - sorry Cali!!

She is less than 2" shorter than Logan
She is 4 1/2" inches taller than her mother!
She is not taller than Clark or even close!
Here's the proof!


Logan said...

mom, I think you math is off. I am taller then 5'8''. I am still 5' 10''. Thank you!!! She would have to be 5'8'' to be less then two inches shorter then me.

The Wilkes Week said...

oops - typo - sorry about that - make it 4"!!

Emily said...

She may be tall but she still fits in Jacky's kindergarten class that she plays non stop these days. Tessa has perfect attendance, the other kids need to take school more seriously. That may be true in real life from the sound of your last posts.

Tamara said...

What a great idea about the board. . . .Since we have moved several times, the marks are still on walls in the old homes(probably painted over by now). Thanks for keeping us updated on the Wilkes activities. . . .in Oregon and Utah!!!!