Shmoo has always been a solid kiddo. When he was a toddler, I would buy clothes a size or two too large. He would grow out, then up, cyclically.
When he was two, I bought him shark swim trunks. Here he is at age 2.5, summer 2007 (Outer Banks, NC).
June 2008 on the Chesapeake, age 3.5 (think he will float?):
Two photos from July, 2009, in Ely, MN (age 4.5):
At a kindergarten friend's birthday party, December, 2010, age 6:
Spring break, April 2011, Rochester, MN, age 6:
And a few days ago, again on the Chesapeake (age 7.5):
Will we get yet another year out of the shark pants? Shmoo says there's still room. They are size 3T, by the way. And Shmoo is a solid 60-pounder.