I had my 10th birthday in Buenos Aires. My family thought it was very funny to call me Ben 10 and give me Ben 10 gifts. My little sister Lara gave me a Ben 10 toothbrush!
Before my birthday, I wrote a To Do list that looked like this:-
Ben’s Birthday List of TTD
Breakfast – pancakes with lemon and sugar and maple syrup
Pillow fight with whole family
Hopping races round dining room table
Go out to buy chocolate and sweets
Lovely lunch at Dadas with lots of carpaccio and as many drinks as we like
Mum and Dad to take me to a surprise place as a treat
Have a snack at our house with some non alcoholic beer and pasta
(cheese ravioli with meat tomato sauce and fetucini with pesto sauce)
Go out to a toy shop and buy a small toy or Lego
Go to dinner and have steak, drinks, carpaccio and lovely stuff
Home for all my presents
Pub for a drink and a packet of crisps or something
Home buy and watch a movie of Ben’s choice
Little goodnight snack with drink and chocolate
Bed and sleep in Mum and Dad’s bed
Well it was a bit tricky to fit everything in but we did quite well!
We were staying in a small apartment in Buenos Aires. We’d just come back from Uruguay and couldn’t find anything like what we had before but it was ok and Mum and Dad made sure to book a place with a bath!
First I opened presents wrapped in plastic bags and homemade cards, while face timing with Oma and our friends the Maskell’s back home who had made me a really cool birthday video.
Then I had a bubble bath and we had the pancakes for breakfast, played with new stuff including Lego and army figures as well as a small football from Uruguay! Cool presents!
We went out into the city as we had to change money and buy bus tickets but we stopped at a toy shop and got some finger skateboards (Ben 10 of course!) and had a fab lunch at Dada restaurant. It’s a cool bistro bar and they had amazing carpaccio and steak!
After lunch, the surprise was to go to an indoor fair called Neverland where we did some cool rides! Even Mum had to go on a ride because Lara was 1cm too short to go without an adult! Poor Mum! We went to Starbucks and had Frapucinos then I got a final Lego pressy and we went home.
The fancy pasta shop had shut and we were still stuffed from lunch so we got snacks non alcoholic beer, tonic water and a huge tub of ice cream then went home and had a pillow flight and other games. But the pillow fight didn’t really count because Mum didn’t join in she only took photos!
I had a brilliant day and couldn’t believe the presents I got! I missed seeing my friends and doing something at home but my day in Buenos Aires definitely made up for it!