I was so pleased to be able to find the photo album with the picture of him, four years old and geared up in his heroic accessories. William did his computer magic and united Alex with the Avengers! Calling All Heroes!
For fun, I provided some stick on facial hair. And they were fun. Lots of fun. What we did not know, at the time, was that mustaches were going to be the reigning theme of the day.
Stimson, teacher, mentor, robotics coach, family friend, creates an end of year project for his physics classes... either bridge building, or trebuchets. Working together, Sarah, Eli, and Alex built two. The first was Eli's design, a traditional wood-bamboo-free weights. In their "free" time Alex and Sarah decided to go through with a second design, schemed by Alex... something really different. No moving parts, foam board and duct tape, poly-carbon rods, and weights inside the bottom end.
So, about the facial hair. No one ever said: Let's all bring mustaches! There was no collaboration, no plan, no secret agenda. But it happened anyway. The first three gifts were mustache variations... then there were more. A painting of Alex as a mustached sir, a T-shirt, many, many fuax ones, a wind up one, and even a homemade mustache themed giant octahedron! It was epic.
Super Facial Hair!
Ironman loved this party, and Alex did, too.