I have a birthday shirt tradition, and every year Ian gets a new shirt incorporating his new age.
As Ian’s getting older, I’m wondering how much longer we’ll be able to continue it before the shirts become too babyish. (The last thing I want is my son wearing something unfashionable.) For a while I had planned to order him a shirt with an eight ball for this birthday.
Anyone who knows Ian knows how passionate he is about buses. In the past few years, his love of buses has expanded to other modes of transportation. When we walk down the city streets, he rattles off the make and model of all the cars he sees parked on the street. “That’s a Toyota Camry, a white Lexus, a BMW; that’s a Range Rover, Honda Accord, Lincoln Towncar….”
Our family took several summer road trips and Ian enjoyed picking out the various license plates from different states.
I was so excited to find a long sleeves 8 shirt made out of license plates fabric listed on Etsy. It was a no-brainer to order this, instead of the eight ball shirt this year.
We are beyond incredibly proud of everything Ian has accomplished in the past year. Like his dad and both grandfathers Ian is named after, he has a head for numbers. We wouldn’t be shocked if he has a photogenic memory since he memorizes so easily. Ian continue to surprise, amaze and inspire us. I still can’t believe he waited in line for a full hour to ride the surf simulator at Kalahari — AND more importantly, that he actually did it. (It’s still a sore spot for me that I did not have my phone to capture a photo or video)
Happy 8th birthday, Ian! All indications, including the magic eight ball, show its going to be your best year yet. I can’t help but wonder what type of shirt I’ll be searching for next year. Maybe a “ninth inning” as you do enjoy playing Little League.
“Ian is the best, he’s better than all the rest. Go Ian, yay Ian.”