Have I mentioned that Ryan is an animal aficionado? When he was a little guy, he'd measure out distances in his backyard to see how big the animals in his picture books would be in real life. He could identify just about any animal from just about any time period. Though I think he had a special place in his heart for the prehistoric. Here he is collecting the remains of a woolly mammoth he found in the backyard. Or something. And here he is enjoying the remains of some real mammoths (though not the woolly type) nearly a quarter of a century later.
Still knew all their names too. Boys may never grow up, but, in their defense, at least they move on to bigger toys.