One of the things we always note every time "Nanny" comes is how much each of the girls, and now JT, have grown against her own height. Nanny isn't a very tall woman, so as each girl has approach and in 2 of the 3, surpassed Nanny over the years. It's worked out that most visits are about 1.5-2 years apart, so there is usually quite a bit of difference each time she comes to visit. I decided to go back and look at some of her past visits to see how much the girls and JT have grown according to Nanny.
Nanny's first visit in the fall of 2005. This visit I don't have any photos of on our computer, so I had to take a picture of a picture that Lindsay had in her room. Not much of a comparison height wise, but look how cute the girls were!
Her next visit was a year later in October of 2006. This picture makes me go "Awww, so little and cute!" Sarah had already passed Nanny by this point as she was nearly her adult height already. Here the girls were in 8th, 3rd, and 2nd grades.
The only visit we have managed to make out to California- January 2007. This is when my Dad's Mom aka "Nan" passed away. Sad times, but it was nice to see my side of the family. Here from L-R not including us are my cousin Alyssa, Aunt Cathy, Aunt Sue, and my Mom/Nanny. *Love Lindsay's goofy expression here.
June 2009- Nanny came to visit shortly after the arrival of the 6th Apedaile, JT!
Clear to see that Lindsay hit the first part of her growth spurt!
Nanny, Lindsay and JT- he was about a month old in this photo.
My 4 loves!
A little family photo at home. Obviously, JT wasn't ready for pictures here-LOL! After this summer, the girls were starting 11th, 6th, and 5th grades.(I think that's correct)
Nanny's last visit before her current trip in November 2010. Courtney was starting her growth spurt, but clearly still far shorter than Nanny's 5'4" frame.
Lindsay continued to shoot up enjoying being the tallest of the girls minus me. I was still the tallest of the ladies at this point.
Goofing off for the camera.
Look how much they have changed and grown over the years!
Another family photo on the couch. Though JT wasn't in the mood to smile, at least he wasn't screaming like the last time. Here the girls were in 12th, 7th, and 6th grades.
Here is a photo of JT from when Nanny visited, he was 17 months at the time. Love those baby cheeks!
Now in August 2012 and look how all the Apedaile kids have grown! Courtney is now almost as tall as Nanny (she's 5'3"), Sarah is still easily taller, Lindsay is the tallest of the bunch standing at 5'9", and JT is making his own progress on Nanny at the age of 3.
The girls were educating Nanny on the art of posing with your hand on your hip for photos. Loved taking a look back at how my girls and boy have grown over the past 7 years.