Wow – our Henry bug is FOUR!!! We had a great birthday celebration. Traditionally, we take Henry to the zoo on his birthday, but Rick was unable to get the day off of work, and the weekend before the big day was Halloween so the zoo was PACKED. Instead we took Big H to the Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum on Saturday.
Henry was having a space theme for his birthday this year, and he is really into planes and rockets right now, so he loved it. He even got to try out a flight simulator of the Wright Brothers airplane. It was tough for him to steer with his hips, but he had fun.
On Halloween, we carved pumpkins with my sister and Dan and they had a couple of goodies for him: a cool solar-powered cricket, and the long searched-for Red the fire truck from Cars. He was thrilled! They also had a delicious cupcake just for him made by Annie Cakes and Cookies. YUM!
On the first, I took the boys to the zoo (to carry on the tradition). Look how much Henry has grown! We’ve been trying to take a picture of him next to the polar bear each year. We also rode the carousel and the train!
I made the invitations to Henry’s party myself (modified a martha stewart design). And I decorated our living room to look like space. We had the kids make pizzas at the “International Taste Station” and color, cut out and assemble their own bubble-powered rockets. We went outside for the launch. Unfortunately the rockets pop up quickly and unexpectedly so we didn’t get any pictures of them going. But they were cool!
We served mini cupcakes from Annie Cakes and were just so delicious (and cute!!). Everyone loved them! And we sent the kiddos home with some fun space loot. The cups were supposed to have tops to make them look like rockets, but I couldn’t get everything in there.
And, of course, it wouldn’t be a space birthday without a spaceman… Buzz Lightyear!! Fun times.