We then headed to the mall to go to Build-A-Bear, thanks to a gift card from Aunt Sarah. Avery picked out a stuffed dog, which he named "Hudson" after his new elementary school (!). Avery gave him "bravery" and a strawberry scent. Also an outfit and a dog bed. Caleb picked out an Iron Man themed teddy bear, and also made him strawberry scented. It was fun! We followed our trip to the mall with lunch at the Cheesecake Factory where the 4 of us could not finish the ridiculously rich chocolate cake they brought us for Avery!
Gogo and Grandmpa and Uncle Donnie came over for dinner and cake. We decorated the cake with Phineas and Ferb figurines and gave Avery his other gifts: a Phineas and Ferb board game and a Ferb "build a car" toy. Can you detect a theme?
The evening ended with a concert! I'd gotten tickets a long time ago to see Darius Rucker. Avery said he'd like to go, so we went together. Even though he doesn't like music, he enjoyed sitting outside on the blanket (the weather was perfect!) and having snacks. We didn't stay for the whole concert, as it was getting late and we were tired, but we had a nice time.
Happy Birthday, Avery!