Inch by Inch, pound by pound

I was kind of hoping to wait a full year before getting nostalgic, but last year at this time is when we started getting correspondence from Ethiopia and seeing Yordi running around at Easter reminded me of one of the first pictures we saw of her, with her shirt full of eggs.

Weight 49 pounds
Height: 47 inches

That was a year ago, this is her yesterday.Weight: 63 pounds
Height: 52 inches

Now I know kids are supposed to do that... you know, get all bigger and older much faster than you want them too, but COME ON!

Then there's her brother, here's a picture from May 2008Weight: 75 lbs
Height: 54.5 inches

And a shot from last week
Weight: 119.5 pounds
Height: 60.5 inches

Yes, you read that right. That's 6 inches and 45 pounds in one year. Now I know, it's possible that numbers got fudged somewhere between Ethiopia and here and that I picked a photo where he's wearing a sweatshirt, but seriously, would folks back in Ethiopia even recognize him any more? I'm not going to say that he's not packing a little excess weight, but he's also a very active bike riding, swimming, karate kicking, strong boy. He likes it when I put my car in neutral and let him push it down the driveway.

What a difference a year makes, huh?


Paul and Holly West said...

Amazing! When you see those numbers and pictures next to each other you realize how big they have gotten! They are obviously well loved and cared for. Your family is beautiful!

The McEvil One said...

I can't believe it's coming up on a year...

ABG said...

OMG I'm crying. They do grow way too fast...

jur said...

And have gotten sooooo beautiful (sorry, young men are handsome)... But seriously, Looks at them! Wow! your children are gorgeous.