Anyway, once they get over 3, I try to let their yearly pictures reflect their likes. When Baby Plum was 4, he wore his rock star shirt and played his toy guitar. When he was 5, he wore his soccer uniform and posed with his practice soccer net.
The 6-year-old Baby Plum loves states. All of them. His current favorites are Mississippi, Oklahoma, Montana, and Pennsylvania. He likes Oklahoma because we drove through it this summer. He's pointing to it in his picture. He's wearing his Mississippi state shirt that "Santa" made. I think he likes Montana because it is the "Treasure State." Daddy's from Pennsylvania.
How much does this boy love states? He knows them all. He knows their capitols. He knows their nicknames. He knows their shapes. He knows their locations. He does not get this from his Mommy.
Baby Plum has a state song that he loves to sing with Daddy. He even likes to do the state capitol version. I tried to get video of him singing, but he's going to have to sing into a microphone to be heard. I will try again. It's very cute.