First Birthday Cake Smash

Patriot is ONE YEAR OLD. I can hardly believe it, even though we kicked off his celebrations a couple weeks earlier in Texas with a sweet, messy cake smash.

First birthday cake smash to celebrate a one year old birthday for a baby boy practicing baby led weaning in Sugar Land Texas.

Cake Smash

First birthday cake smash to celebrate a one year old birthday for a baby boy practicing baby led weaning in Sugar Land Texas.

Although Patriot eats a lot of delicious things (see my Baby Led Weaning Stories on Instagram), he very rarely eats dessert.  When we put an untouched, personal sized cake in front of him, he didn’t know what it was. He immediately started carefully picking off the sweet fruits off, as if the cake itself was just a plate.

First birthday cake smash to celebrate a one year old birthday for a baby boy practicing baby led weaning in Sugar Land Texas.

First birthday cake smash to celebrate a one year old birthday for a baby boy practicing baby led weaning in Sugar Land Texas.

He ate each piece of fruit, but needed a bit of help to realize he was sitting in front of a pile of sugary goodness.

First birthday cake smash to celebrate a one year old birthday for a baby boy practicing baby led weaning in Sugar Land Texas.

At first it was just a little icing on his elbow then soon he was smashing the cake with his full hands. He did eat a good bit of the yummy Whole Foods Berry Chantilly Cake (Peter and I had the same cake, in a sheet pan version at our second wedding in Mill Valley).

First birthday cake smash to celebrate a one year old birthday for a baby boy practicing baby led weaning in Sugar Land Texas. First birthday cake smash to celebrate a one year old birthday for a baby boy practicing baby led weaning in Sugar Land Texas.

He loved feeling the cake squish between his fingers and he also loved being cheered on by his Uncle Tim and Auntie Gabby (our wonderful photographer for the occasion!)

First birthday cake smash to celebrate a one year old birthday for a baby boy practicing baby led weaning in Sugar Land Texas. First birthday cake smash to celebrate a one year old birthday for a baby boy practicing baby led weaning in Sugar Land Texas.

After the cake was smashed to bits, it was time to wash off with a sink bath, which Pate might have enjoyed even more than the cake smash itself!

First birthday cake smash to celebrate a one year old birthday for a baby boy practicing baby led weaning in Sugar Land Texas.

Happy Birthday, Patriot!