Campbell's First Birthday Party

It seems surreal to be recapping Campbell's birthday celebration because there's NO WAY he's one already!  This year was probably the fastest of my whole life... and definitely the sweetest.  It's been such a joy to be his mama this year and I loved celebrating him with a sweet party fit just for him!

I've known what I wanted to do for his birthday from his actual day of birth. Haha I really wanted his first birthday party to reflect his story and to celebrate where he's come from.  What could be better than "Texas Forever"?! We are big Friday Night Lights (the show!) fans and this theme was just too sweet and perfect to pass up.  All She Wrote Notes did a little calligraphy for the invitation and my friend Lizzy made AMAZING cookies that went with our theme.  October ended up being a really crazy month for us and a weekend/beginning of the week in and out of urgent care and our children's hospital the week of the party REALLY put me behind.  The night before the party I didn't have one thing ready.  NOT ONE THING.  But we rallied and it all came together so simply and sweetly.  So grateful for the following images from Kristin

Campbell is Salvadorian and we want to intentionally celebrate that in his life.  For Mother's Day my mom got me this sweet necklace that's a Salvadorian coin!  It's from the shop The Priceless Co and through the sales of their necklaces they help free women from human trafficking.  

I had printed out the outline of Texas for people to sign for me to hang in his room... and then I never told anyone to sign it!  Ha!  So unfortunately... this blank piece of paper landed in the trash right after the party. (And the sweet, gold foil Texas napkins are from Holly Hollon! She did a fundraiser after Hurricane Harvey and I thought it was the perfect way to honor his birth state)

We went full on Texas!  Chili (a recipe from my friend Victoria's mother in law!), cornbread muffins, Bluebell ice cream, pecan pie... the works!  We even had a visit from Coach Taylor... the cutest one I've ever seen! 

Singing happy birthday and watching my sweet boy dig into his smash cake made my heart so full.  I kept thinking about how many times I've watched this moment at a birthday party before and I just couldn't even believe this was my little boy.  It felt so surreal and sweet and I was truly just so joyful and thankful. 

After Campbell got cleaned up he opened a few gifts and got to ride in one of his favorite new toys... a little red wagon!  This was such a sweet night surrounded by our families and close friends.  I can't believe we've lived a year of life with this little boy.  So thankful to be his mama.