My baby turned one

After what has mysteriously managed to be both the longest and shortest year of my life, my baby boy turned one year old this week. I’m still not quite sure I can believe it! But we’ve been so busy with all the festivities, maybe it just hasn’t had a chance to sink in yet. Here’s how we celebrated…

First, we had a little photo shoot to commemorate his sweetness at this age:

He’s just too, too much! Then on the morning of his birthday, we surprised him with a crib full of balloons:

He loved it!

We had a quiet little celebration that evening with pizza and presents:

Even the rocking sheep got in on the fun:

Then we had to get ready for Quinn’s big “first birthday fiesta” on Saturday.

(Trying to get a good photo of Quinn in that sombrero for the invitation was no easy task, as these outtakes demonstrate. He could whip that hat off in less than a second!)

Anyway, the party was just a small one for our family, but I (predictably) went a bit overboard. Lots of crafting and lots of stockpiling Cinco de Mayo party supplies, but I was really happy with the way it turned out.

We had a fun taco bar. Ben made all the spectacular food, and I made the cake and cupcakes.

The party was primarily in the back yard, and it was an absolutely gorgeous afternoon.

And the margaritas were flowing!

The birthday dude had a pretty good time too.

His grandma, cousin, and aunt helped him open presents.

But Quinn wasn’t at all sure about the cake. What really sent him over the edge, though, was about a dozen people all standing around him and singing “Happy Birthday” at him:

He just couldn’t take it! Poor buddy. I did manage to get him to eat some cake a little later though and he liked it just fine.:)

Oh, my little man. I love him so much! I just can’t believe he’s a year old. But here he is, month by month:

Now I’m off to cuddle this little dude before he suddenly turns two!

  • Lindsey Moody

    Your little man is adorable and looks like he had a fabulous first birthday…good work mama!…so cute! I have fallen in love with a fiesta first birthday for my little girl. Would you be willing to share with me how you made the streamers that are hanging vertically behind the taco bar?…love it!…or maybe you bought them.
    Congrats on making it through the first year! What a cutie!
    Thank you!ReplyCancel

    • Thanks, Lindsey! I made those colorful streamers behind the taco bar out of crepe paper following the “Oh Happy Day” tutorial for bug fringed garlands, here:

      Good luck!ReplyCancel

    • Jo

      Omg you really are a fantastic mammy, i hope you know that and keep doing exactly what every mother should?..your baby boy is beautiful…congratulations!ReplyCancel

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  • Sarah

    Where did you get those fabulous invitations?ReplyCancel

  • Katie

    I loooove everything about this party! Where did you get his crown?ReplyCancel

    • Thanks, Katie! The crown is from Paloma’s Nest (

  • Jennifer

    Where did you get the onesie??ReplyCancel

    • It was a super-simple DIY. I just chose a font I liked, printed out the word “one,” and made a freezer paper stencil with it. I used Martha Stewart craft paint on the onesie.ReplyCancel

  • Nikki

    I love this and am using some of the ideas for my daughter’s college graduation fiesta! Where did you get the garland around the door and on the table? Also, where did you get the round orange and yellow placemats? Super cute!!!ReplyCancel

    • Hi, Nikki! The garland on the door was from Amols’ Party Supply, the garland on the front of the table was from an Etsy store called PaperAltar, and the yellow placemats were from World Market and I hot-glued the orange tassels on. Best of luck with your party!ReplyCancel

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  • Marielle

    Thus theme is sooo fun! Loved the idea of balloons in the crib! Where is the birthday bboy letters from? I love that font!ReplyCancel

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