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Today my little baby turns one year old! I honestly can't believe how fast time has flown by. I know that everyone with children says that, but it's hard to fully comprehend just how fast it feels until you experience it for yourself. 

Oh and we have come such a long way from those first few days at home with a new baby. Wow that was hard! I am so happy to have this first year under my belt. Zac is like my little buddy now - we have so much fun together.


So anyway, last weekend we had the whole family over to celebrate Zac's first birthday. I made him a little crown to wear, and tied up some red balloons.


We ended up having 27 people in our apartment! Too many for a sit-down meal, so I bought tons of cheeses from the market fromagerie and set up some oversized charcuterie platters. I know, I know, not very typical for a baby's birthday party, but he's only one so he doesn't care! Besides this boy is already quite the foodie, so I'm sure he approved ;)



And of course, these was a mini double-decker smash-cake. My mom and I made it together, which was nice. We decided to go with carrot cake and cream cheese icing... 'cause it's kind of healthier... I guess!


I thought Zac would shove his entire face right in it, but he was more reserved than expected. I think because he was totally weirded out by having 27 people staring at him and cheering every time he took a bite! Still, he managed to get icing in nearly every crevice of his body!


It was a great first birthday!


Happy birthday little guy!
xoxoxoxo

12 comments:

  1. Aww..happy birthday:) He is so adorable and such a big boy already! All the food looks amazing and the cake is so adorable! Glad you had a great day and I am still swooning over your brick wall:) Kisses

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  2. Wow, Zach, that's my kind of party! Babies & Cheese, amazing!! Happy First Birthday little guy

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  3. oh my god he is so cute! It's adorable that he looks scared of his own cake in that first shot. I'm sure he warmed up to the idea quickly ;)

    Congrats, you made it through year one :)

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  4. what beautiful pics!!! love the bday cake and cheese selections too.
    looks like it was a great celebration.
    Happy Bday to Zac :)

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  5. Happy Birthday Zac!! Your platters look incredible :) Was the carrot cake recipe worth sharing?

    nouveau | a londoner's lifestyle blog

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  6. awww happy birthday zachary!!!!!! didn't you feel such pride as his mom that day????

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  7. Happy Birthday, Zach! Can you please throw my next party? This is fantastic!

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  8. Happy Birthday to Zachary! That year did fly by! And so fun, our son had carrot cake too as his first cake. All the food looks amazing - love the cheese and charcuterie plate!

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  9. what a wonderful year he has had. That cheese platter is giving me serious cravings

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  10. @Amber, yes I think I should share this carrot cake recipe. It's my mother's recipe and it is SO good! I will find the time to post it soon, hopefully :)

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