First Birthday Fiesta

You know I cannot let a birthday pass by without a little celebration, even if we did already have a big party.  You only turn ONE once, right?
We love Mexican food so we decided on a first birthday fiesta!
On the menu: quesadillas, cilantro-lime rice with black beans and corn, homemade guac and of course salsa and cheese dip with lots of chips.  I did some simple decorations in the dining room and I am just a little proud of my chalkboard.  I want to be able to write pretty so bad, but I am so so bad at it.  You win some, you lose some.  The kiddos enjoyed all of the festivities, especially the balloons.

Jack loves quesadillas, but his love for cupcakes is fierce.  He ate every single crumb, except for the ones on his sweet cheeks ;)

I made homemade guacamole and it was da bomb so I thought I would share the recipe.
3 ripe avocados
1 lime
1/4 cup fresh cilantro
1/4 red onion
1 tablespoon salsa
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
Chop onion fine and set in a bowl of warm water (to keep the taste from over powering the dip)
Peel avocado and put in bowl (save one seed for later)
squeeze juice from lime on avocado and mash (I used a potato masher)
Chop cilantro, drain onion and add to mixture
Add sea salt and salsa, mix well, add the avocado seed back in (to keep dip from turning brown, remove before serving), chill for 20 minutes and ENJOY!

Nana and Grandaddy came to celebrate with us.  We missed the Vaughn clan, but they are under the weather so they kept their germs at home.   It was a perfectly laid back celebration for my super easy going little guy. 

I always want my kid's birthdays to be special all day long.  We took a trip to the zoo with some of our best friends earlier in the day.  After being there for two minutes and having my entire body covered in sweat I quickly remembered why we don't visit the zoo in this crazy heat.  The kids couldn't have cared less about the heat.  They had such a fun time.  Jack missed his afternoon nap and still managed to be the happiest kid there. 

This was also our first trip since he's been walking and he loved being able to get down and explore. I still cannot believe my baby is one.  I had to do a little birthday sleep stalking because it just doesn't get any sweeter than a sleeping baby.

Happy birthday to my big, sweet guy!

I realize this post has been super random and disorganized. I think I have had too much caffeine, is there such a thing?!  hashtag momprobz
Happiest Friday to you all!

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