A hand-me-down Batman t-shirt from a neighbor, fueled by our nanny Alison’s deep interest and extensive knowledge about super heros, has resulted in 4 months of full-on Super Hero love. So, what better way to celebrate 4 years of Elliott than with a Super Hero birthday party!?! (Which was a week early, partially because he has been waiting for his birthday every since Christmas…)
Elliott and Natalie both love to bake (and taste), so we made a homemade cake. Can you see the Batman and Flash signals? They are obscured by the sprinkles. Natalie was a big helper (of course) with all the birthday celebration and is so sweet to get so excited for him.
We also had many tests of super-ness:
- Super Smart: science experiments
- Super Strong: piñata breaking
- Super Agile: obstacle course
- Super Speed: race
And, as superheros have amazing powers, they seemed to multiple in our house. Both through our guests – I had never met a Thor before! And in toys.
Elliott’s favorite superhero is Wonder Woman because she has super strength, a golden lasso, handcuffs, can fly, etc. He is definitely more of a Justice League kinda guy, as opposed to an Xman guy (that meant nothing to me a couple months ago – don’t worry if it doesn’t to you). Other favorites include: Flash (due to super speed) and Super Man.
Here’s a recent convo:
Elliott: “I gonna be Super Man when I grow up”
Mom: “That’s awesome. Why Super Man?”
Elliott: “Because of his super strength. And he can fly. And he has heat vision and super hearing.”
Mom: “Those are all awesome. But I thought Wonder Woman was your favorite Superhero and she can do all those things and more, I think?”
Elliott (somewhat incredulously with a tone of ‘well duh Mom’): “Well, Mom… I a boy. And Wonder Woman is a girl.”
Mom: “Oh I understand” (as if gender is the only thing holding him back from realizing that dream!)
He still loves his original Batman (and his Lala)…
One of the biggest compliments I can give to Elliott is… “I’ve learned so much about Superheros from you.” (Huge grin.) It is amazing, fun and funny to get a glimpse into his world of imagination. Not a day goes by, without some awesome crime-fighting and superhero poses by this little boy.