A Very “Avenger” 6th Birthday

Ben’s birthday fell on a Thursday this year so we celebrated by eating lunch with him at school and cupcakes for his class. That night he got to pick where he wanted to eat and he had a tough time choosing between his favorite pizza place and Olive Garden, but the OG won out in the end.
After dinner he opened his presents from us. He was so excited about the Lego mini figures and could care less about his new bike and helmet.
I mean, look at this face.
He reluctantly shared his new Legos with his brother. It lasted about 30 seconds.
Due to poor planning on my end, I got a very tiny cake at the last minute from Hy-Vee and they were able to slap an Avenger pic on it.
Ben’s party was on Saturday at a local game center. The place took care of everything from the pizza and drinks to clean up. The kids each got tokens for arcade games and then bowled and played glow in the dark golf. 
Even Jack got in on the action.
And then there was the cake. Every year since Ben was born we’ve had a local bakery make his birthday cake and it also happens to be where our wedding cake was made as well. I’m not sure if they switched bakers or decorators, but this was what the cake was supposed to look like.
And this is what it actually looked like.
To say I was mad is an understatement. They brought the cake out to us all tapped up in a box and I’m guessing they hoped we wouldn’t notice?! There was also no happy birthday written on the cake and they must have had a child paint that fondant. We ended up getting a refund but only after a lot of hassle and having to return the cake to store. DURING THE PARTY. J ended up leaving the party to run up to Hy-Vee where he got the cake below. Although Ben was a little bummed at first, he got over it and the party was a blast.
Another successful birthday in the books! 


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