This is old school Martha Stewart from way back when our kids used to nap. Mr. CV and I made these growth charts for the boys and they hang in our kitchen. Every birthday, the boys back up to the chart and we mark their height, age, and birthday. Throughout the year, they each like to see if they have made any more progress. What I like about it is that if we ever move, the charts can go with us and they blend into the decor without being too obtrusive.
To get the step by step instructions to make the growth chart go here.
The monogram initials also came from Martha and I found those here.