Ryan enjoys using his burgeoning vocabulary, and it makes for some interesting conversation:
"Mom, those were some delicious brownies we made. We were very courageous to make those." (I thought I was courageous to let a 3 and 4 year old help make brownies from scratch too, but somehow I don't think that's what he meant.)
"I love to run. It makes my energy feel so clean!" (Huh?)
"Mom, can you make Dylan get out of our room for a little while? I need some loneliness time."
I think that your Ryan and my Nate would play very well together... or maybe beside each other playing "alone" (my mom just told me that is called parallel play). Nate always is telling Kyle he wants to play alone for "just a little while"! Ryan sounds like a fun kid!