Some parents put pencil marks on a wall to chart their children's growth from year to year. Others maintain photo albums. One man took to film and shot his daughter every week for a year from infant to pre-teen. He then spliced it all together to bring us this incredible display of time-lapsed growth.
Watch Frans Hofmeester's daughter Lotte grow from birth to 12 years old in the amount of time it would take you to microwave last night's leftovers:
We see not only Lotte's growth, but the changes in her emotions as well. Sometimes she's chatty, pouty or teary-eyed. Other times she's silly, showing off her missing teeth. We see her changes in style from messy haired, put together, accessorizing and playing with different haircuts. We also see the coming-of-age life moments like getting her ears pierced or wearing braces on her teeth -- and getting them off.
Hofmeester has received several accolades from fans commenting on the project.
Hofmeester plans to continue the project. Perhaps we'll be writing an update in 12 more years.