Miles’ First Birthday in Vermont!

IMG_1228And just like that, we have a one year old! If this year flew by for you, it sure did for us. It’s still a little surreal that our baby is one. I’m not sure I fully believe it yet. The week prior to Miles’ birthday I was definitely feeling all the feels. I didn’t expect to feel sad about it, but I did at times. I couldn’t be more grateful to have such a happy, healthy, funny boy, but there’s something about turning one that makes it feel like he’s not a baby anymore. My mom said it best {because she always does} when she said, “Revel in every stage.” I keep reminding myself to do just that.

We’ve known for a while that we wanted to do something small and simple for Miles’ first birthday. We’d planned to celebrate it with my family at our home in New York, but at the last minute it turned out that we were all {minus my BIL} able to make it up to my family’s ski house in Vermont for the weekend. Here’s how we spent his special day.

At breakfast, Miles had his first taste of bacon ever. He loved it (obviously). IMG_1178

He then enjoyed some bacon, eggs, and blueberries (his favorite!)

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After his morning nap he crawled around in the snow for a little while. He then enjoyed a delicious lunch that my dad made of another favorite food: Turkey meatloaf! IMG_1181

A dear family friend joined us for the occasion. When Miles was born, she sent him a 12-month size outfit and shoes.  At the time, 12 months felt forever away. It was fun for him to get to wear this adorable number (it’s so soft) and shoes for the first time (I’m obsessed with Robeez now). She also brought her adorable pup!

IMG_1208 IMG_1209Finally, it was time to celebrate! My mom made Miles an all-organic, sugar-free, dairy-free coconut-flour cake. Just kidding!! It was a real white cake with white frosting and it was absolutely delicious.

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I hadn’t given much thought to how we’d introduce the cake. Miles hadn’t had any kind of sweet before and I figured he’d just play with it. He couldn’t take his eyes off of the cake! But first we had to sing Happy Birthday and take a few more family photos.

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We offered him a sliver. He scooped it up and went to town! We may have even given him seconds.

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I wanted to make sure he got every last bite.

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Finally, we gave him a bath to wash off the birthday cake (and to play with his new tug boat bath toy) and then he went right to sleep. It was a weekend we’ll always remember. Big thanks to my family for making it so special. Happy birthday, Miles. We love you!

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