Family Shoe Size Chart – Keeping Track of Growing Feet

For the past 12 years, every Spring and Fall, I haul all the kids into our local Famous Footwear to have their feet measured. I remember the moment I came up with the ingenious idea of keeping track of my childrens’ growing feet and their shoe sizes in the notes app on my iphone. I had found I couldn’t keep track of whose size was whose and I was always re-checking them. Without noting their sizes in my iphone, I would forget immediately.

This year, I also wanted a chart to reference their shoe sizes in the mudroom, so I started posting a Family Shoe Size Chart on the back door. It was something I could quickly check against during my quarterly shoe clean-outs. That simple chart was super-helpful to me. Last month, I decided I wanted to make the chart a little more personalized with a picture of my kids feet.

I asked our babysitter, Hannah, to take a picture of the kids feet while Phil and I were on date night. (I figured they would cooperate better for her… and, they did.) I wanted one foot from each kid stacked up in order of size like a Christmas Tree.

Here’s the photo she took…

kidsfeet

Then, I started looking online for a cute quote about feet, growing feet, etc. and stumbled on a sweet little quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes, “Where we love is home – home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts“.  I added that quote to the bottom of the photo with PicMonkey (love PicMonkey and it’s totally free!).

Here’s what it looked like with the quote added… (I think it looks even cuter, now!)

kidsfeet with quote

Finally, I added it to the top of a chalkboard that I transformed into our Family Shoe Size Chart.

I bought the chalkboard at Goodwill. It used to have a photo of an eggplant on top which is now covered up with the picture of the kids’ feet.  Here’s the final product…

Ebeling Family Shoe Size Chart – Keeping Track of Growing FeetShoe Size Chart

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Jennifer Ebeling
Jennifer Ebeling is a proud Minnesotan and U of MN alumni. Gooooooo Gophers! Each week, Jennifer produces and hosts Still Growing - a gardening podcast dedicated to helping you and your garden grow. The show is an in-depth interview format. Guests featured on the show share a passion for gardening and include authors, bloggers, professional gardeners, etc. Listeners and guests of the show can join the Still Growing community on Facebook. It's a place to ask questions, share garden stories, interact with great guests featured on the show, and continue to grow and learn. Jennifer and her husband Philip have four children, a big golden lab named Sonny, and live in lovely Maple Grove, Minnesota. P.S. When she's not teaching her four kids a new card game - or teaching them how to drive a car - Jennifer loves inspiring individuals and groups to maximize and personalize their home & garden.
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4 Comments

  1. Lori O on August 5, 2013 at 10:16 am

    That is so cute! Love the feet pic! I adore Picmonkey as well.

    • 6ftmama on August 16, 2013 at 1:39 am

      Thanks Lori! I could sing the praises of PicMonkey for at least a few hours… Thanks for stopping by!

  2. marjorie olson on August 5, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    I think this is adorable and makes so much sense as well!

    • 6ftmama on August 16, 2013 at 1:38 am

      Hi Marj! Thanks for stopping by. I’m glad you like it – I could see something like this in your house as well!

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