Elijah has been granted the honor of being the ring bearer in JDs nephew's wedding next month. When we initially told him, he responded by saying, "me rather be a ring lion, but me will be the ring bear."
Today we bought some "wedding shoes" on our way home from DC. I wasn't positive that they would be what we needed, but he was really excited to come home and try on his "wedding shoes." The lady at the store told him that the ring bearer was the most important role in the wedding, he hardily agreed!
We have been pushing this ring bearer thing for a while since he isn't naturally the most out-going almost-three year old on the planet. I have also told him that I'll buy him a new toy tractor after he walks down the aisle; today he said, "maybe you'll buy me a tractor and a new truck."
(Maybe, Elijah, maybe.)