Posted by: donteatus | March 1, 2011

Space-Themed Birthday Bedroom

Oh, Caleb!  Today you are five years old.  This is a momentous day for me because, hopefully, it is the last day I will hear you asking for an astronaut birthday.  Ever since you were four years and one day old, thoughts of an UP Pixar-themed birthday party were ancient history and replaced with the insatiable urge to dress in a spacesuit before you explored the age of five.

Mom and I stayed up late to prepare your present: a space-themed bedroom.  Your excitement impressed upon my memory in an unforgettable way.

Yep.  Space theme.  We nailed it.

Astronaut Caleb.  You have prefaced your name with “Astronaut” for a year now.  No different than me being addressed as Mr., or your teachers as Miss.  Except you composed a song for your name and you sing that song, and it’s lyrics are simply, “Ahnut Caleb, Ahnut Caleb!”  Refrain.  Refrain.  Refrain.

This is me in a pathetic attempt to appear like the cover of “Atlas Shrugged”.  Only I’ve got the whole solar system on my shoulders.  Suck on that, Atlas.

We hope, Caleb, that your room is a reminder of the deliberate and well designing ways of God.  That God made for you a magnificent Earth, an astonishing solar system, and an incomprehensible universe to wonder at.  “God’s ‘mazing!” you always tell us when we teach you about the cosmos.  Caleb, that excitement and awe you feel when considering the stars, that’s the same way mom and I feel when we wonder at you.  Caleb, you are God’s brilliant, intentional creation.

Fly away, buddy.  Find your place among the stars.  But not too soon.  There are a couple things I need to teach you about first. Like how to wink at girls.  And how to fake being a baritone in choir class until you hit puberty.  Perhaps I’ll save these insights until you are six.


  1. How incredable(sp?)You guys are just amazing parents!Love you all!

  2. Wonderful!!! HUGS!

  3. That is really neat! I love the Bible verse :) Way to go!

  4. I love this!

    Happy Birthday sweet boy! And wonderful job Nick and Alicia!

  5. Just stumbled upon your blog looking for ideas for a space-themed room…LOVE the verse art print and wondered if you can share where you got it? Thanks!!!

    • Thanks Michelle! If you have an email on your blog I can have my wife send the saved image to you, along with how she made it if you would like. Let me know!

      • I just found a link to your blog from pinterest also looking for space room ideas. Could you send the same image to me? I would LOVE to include this in my son’s room. Thank you

      • I’d be happy to send these as soon as I speak with my wife about where she has the file. I apologize for this pathetically tardy reply; I’ve had some computer issues!

  6. Thank you! She can email me at Thanks so much! By the way, I pinned this image on Pinterest and it is getting loads of repins…everybody loves it!

  7. Stumbled upon your blog in a Google search for “spaced themed birthday” for my soon-to-be 3 year old…just wonderful! Can I ask where you got your son’s bedding from? I just love it, and I think my son would too!


    • My wife said that she got it from Home Goods. The planet decals were from Joann Fabrics. We made the pictures ourselves. Hope that helps! Good luck!

      • Yes! Thank you!

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