As Marshall approached four he became more and more fascinated with outer space and rockets. Neither Brad or I are all that gripped by space; while I’m not sure where this interest came from, we still wanted to nurture his love of NASA and took his idea and ran with it.
Marshall’s other request for his party was to have it with the friends instead of family. Brad was worried, since we were new to this school, that no one from his class would come. They compromised with making a full weekend celebration out of his fourth year. Taking a trip to the Twin Cities, staying in a hotel (one of Marshall’s favorite things) and going to Mall of America.
It wasn’t long before we had to head down to the hotel’s pool for the birthday boy.
The next morning we grabbed a quick breakfast and headed to Mall of America for Nickelodeon Universe and Lego Land.
For lunch we headed to Space Aliens. Space Aliens is like a smaller version of Power Play, but with an outer space theme replacing the super hero theme of Power Play.
After the weekend was up we still rung in his big day in our traditional way at home. Themed breakfast and opening presents in pajamas!
Marshall had school to go to, but we picked up the celebrating as soon as he got back home. Our astronaut had to try out his new space pajama birthday present and play on his rocket ship, that’s what he was doing when it was time for his fourth candid birth minute picture.
For his birthday dinner, I cracked open a few glow stick packs to give it a little galactic flair.
For his fourth birthday cake he requested a rocket shaped cake. Oy vey, it was not easy and I wasn’t as happy with the end result as previous cakes I’ve made him- but he absolutely loved the cake and that’s all that really mattered.
Happy fourth birthday, my favorite little astronomer!