Many of you have probably seen some variation of this height ruler on Pinterest. We actually went out and bought a board to make one for Acorn's birthday, but didn't get it done (or even started) on time. I found out at his party that my grandma was also making one for him, but also didn't get it done in time. Part of the reason is that she shared her plans with other people who, with the best of intentions, told her she needed to do it a certain way to make it right. In the end, she ended up doing it all herself, and doing it her way, and it's perfect! We finally picked it up from her about a week ago.
There are a couple of typos. (This is my favorite part. Can you find them?) It's not the color I would have made it, or the font I would have chosen, or the technique I would have used. But all of those things carry no weight compared to the charm that Grandma's ruler comes with. Plus, it's done in time to still measure Acorn's height before he grows up. It might have never gotten done if it was left up to me. Also, we found the board in the corn crib on Great-Grandma & Grandpa Bagwill's farm. It was actually there from when the repaired the porch, not from the corn crib itself, but I think it's still significant. Thanks Grandma! We love it!