They grow up so fast! It seems like it was just yesterday that we first met Jon and Kate Gosselin and their impressive brood of eight on their reality show, appropriately titled Jon & Kate Plus 8!

When the show first aired, Kate and Jon Gosselin's children were basically babies! The twins — Mady and Cara — were only six-years-old, while the sextuplets — Aaden, Alexis, Collin, Hannah, Joel, and Leah — were only one!

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We’ve watched the kids grow up on the show, as they reached important milestones and faced drama in their personal life, like when Jon and Kate ended their marriage. When they ended the show — which was later revived as Kate Plus 8 — Kate insisted that she remains on TV because it’s a way to support her family.

“Hear me very clearly,” she said. “If there was another way to singly support eight children, you would not know this name and I would be on an island, and so would they. You would never hear from us again.”

Even though it seems like we can’t escape Kate and her ex-husband — between claims about her strict household and his illustrious career as a male stripper/DJ — but it’s not often that the kids (who, after all, are responsible for making them famous) get the spotlight! Have that change for once by checking out what the kids look like — then vs. now!