Rustic Growth Chart – easy to make

My twin boys are turning 11 in a couple of days. They are nearly as tall as me.
 I still think of them as 6 years old.

I have been emotional about their up coming birthday.
I am amazed at how time flies by when you are truly having fun.
So I want to share this growth chart I made for them. 
It hangs right here in our family room.
I cut down this fence section that I have used several times for other projects. Hung it on the wall with framing wire wrapped around two screws on the back of the fence. I used a monkey hook in the middle of the wall to hang it at the height I wanted.
Measure from the floor up. I started at the 2 foot mark – measured and marked every 1/4, 1/2 and 1 foot mark. Not many people are less than 18 inches tall….except my babies were each only 16 inches long. OMG! We are way past that now.
Each stencil ended up being 3 3/4 inches apart so they line up center to the 1 foot marking on the left side.
Painted with chalk pant in black over the stencil.
I have a growth chart from when the boys were really small but they don’t want those in their rooms any more. No baby prints. This is a family growth chart that doubles as wall art in our family room.
I can keep track of their growth and keep it forever.
I know these days are the best days of my life.
I just wish we could slow time down just a little bit.
{STOP growing up Ben and Luke!}
silly and sweet and growing up way too fast