Today is my youngest child's birthday. He turned 11. My baby.. Time is flying by and you really notice this when you see how old your youngest becomes. Not so much with your oldest.. Mine is 18 already but today it hit me how fast they are growing up when you see your baby hit 11.. WOW!
He's been studying astronomy for awhile and he's really fascinated with the planets and the solar system so I surprised him with a Solar System themed birthday party. Since his birthday is TODAY, and it's a Saturday, we decided to actually celebrate it today! He had some friends over and had an out of this world experience.. hee hee! YES, I had to go there....
Here's the cake I made for him. It has all nine planets.. (he insists that Pluto is still a planet and I agree) with the sun in the middle and the asteroid belt. I have wire hanging with stars hanging off it.. It has sugar pearls on the side to represent star clusters. We even added some constellations like the Big Dipper, Orion, the Five Sisters and Cassiopeia.
Up close of the sun and you can see the asteroid belt and a few of the planets..
A cool photo hubby took with the wire stars hanging over the planets with a star patterned fabric behind it..
Here you can see all of the planets with the stars hanging down..
My new DS11 with his solar system cake..
On the kids' birthdays, I take a photo with them..
He wanted a picture with the cake with me in it..
Table decorations. The little solar system theme above my son colored, assembled and added stickers too..
DS11 and his solar system he made
His solar system and his star balloons. There is 10 star balloons and one bday balloon with a light blue balloon inside (That's his favorite color) to equal 11...
Trying to dodge a photo before we sing Happy Birthday.. I won! Hee hee!!!
He had a great day. We are now heading out for his birthday dinner. He gets to pick the place.. Happy 11th Birthday Little Bear.. We love you!