Plum's real name rhymes with great. We often call him "Baby Plum the Great." He loves it.
He's also decided that he likes holding poor Slappy. She doesn't love it, but I'm glad that at least one of the boys is taking an interest in the cats. I've been trying to teach him how to pet her more lovingly. Wally's still too heavy for him to hold.
Here he is kind of goofing off for the camera. He's really starting to talk a lot now. I like when he tells me the things that he finds funny. Sometimes I don't completely understand, but he's very good at repeating himself until I do understand.
Preschool starts next week! He seemed excited, until we went to open house. He went into super-shy mode, and wouldn't really talk to his teacher. I tried to get him to, but he wanted to set the play table in the classroom. I had no idea what he was doing until we were picking up. Then I realized that he had set several places at the table, and had even pulled up a high chair. Sweet, sweet little helper boy.
Last week we went to the first high school football game of the season. Little Elvis kept saying he was going to meet his friend there. (He didn't. I didn't think his friend would be there.) Since Little Elvis was going to meet a friend, Baby Plum decided he had to meet someone, too. He said he was going to meet his speech teacher there. I told her about that, and she thought that was sweet. It's true. He is.... usually.
And, he's starting to understand the whole "shadow" thing from another perspective. Cheese Puff is just now starting to follow Baby Plum around. It's cute. Just like it was when Baby Plum followed Little Elvis.
We're getting closer to his birthday, and he's very excited about that. I ended up buying several Lion King cake toppers on ebay. I got the best deal I could, and got most of the characters he wanted. I didn't get Rafiki, though. Baby Plum wanted that baboon, though. So, I have an artist friend who is going to paint a small gray ape figure that I had from some safari play set. She's great, so I think he'll probably look better than the others.
I have an idea for party favors, but I'm uncertain about it. I will not suggest parties based on old movies again.