I always decorate our dining area on their birthday eve and have it festive for them to see when they wake up the next morning. This year he chose a Minion theme. He had initially chosen an Iron Man theme and after much planning on my part he changed it at the last minute. He ended up with Minion decorations and already bought Iron Man gifts. He loved it!
our dining room decorated for his birthday
Ben waking up to celebrate his birthday
What he asked for the most for his birthday was five Hot Wheels and five gumballs (he said five because he was turning five). He was very happy to get those things!
I love his expressions as he opens gifts.
Iron Man costume
He has worn it night and day since he opened it. Both of my boys have always loved costumes.
my little Iron Man
Ben with his birthday cake
I baked him a lemon cake with lemon icing. It is one of his favorites.
family photo for Ben's birthday
That evening we invited another family over to help us celebrate. We began the party with an Easter egg hunt.
I made these Minion eggs as our prize eggs
all they really wanted was the candy
Hooray for candy!
ready to sing to Ben
Happy birthday, Ben!
He is growing up fast! I hope he will always know that he is greatly loved.