Happy Birthday, Henry

Our Henry is four!

We celebrated a whole bunch of times, first with two sets of out of town grandparents, followed by a special space party with friends on his last day of being three, and finally a little family celebration on the day itself.

Henry suggested the space theme for his party (he has been captivated by space, the planets, and the moon since he was teeny tiny), and I did my best to make it special.

Our friend McKenzie illustrated a sweet picture of Henry in space which I had made into a printing block for my letterpress, and Henry and I worked together to watercolor them as invitations and thank you cards.

I made two garlands of wool moons and starts to decorate for the celebration, and wool and naturally dyed silk shooting stars and constellation lacing cards as party favors.

Henry's special birthday cake recipe, a carrot and spelt flour cake with honey cream cheese frosting, is always a favorite!

We all had such a blast celebrating our now-four-year old. He is already such a good friend and helper, and I can't wait to see what the next year brings.