I don't think I ever told the story (although many of you know it by now!) of Ian's "graduation" ceremony at school. I was alone, with the baby and Gabe to keep quiet through all of Mass and then another hour of calling names for different awards, so it was along thing!
At any rate, his teacher had been telling everyone what each kindergartener wanted to be when they grew up, including where they would work, and then their own personal award. Every child got a different and unique award. So we're going along and kids are saying they want to be a vet, a ballerina, a firefighter, a football player for the Ravens (that almost brought the house down! The boy is from a very large, very Italian family, who were hooting and hollaring and whistling---it was pretty funny!) and then another vet and a teacher and finally we get to Ian. His teacher says, "When Ian grows up he is going to be a knight in shining armor...." you could've heard a cricket chirp, "...in Baltimore City." The crowd roars. I know I was grinning so hard I was almost crying. Typical Ian. Totally unique, that boy. Gotta love it! :)
Oh, and he got the Math Award. Brains AND imagination. Not too shabby! ;)