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Cant believe my baby is one!! We had so much fun celebrating his birthday and watching him eat his cake. Ready for my bad mom moment? We put the cake down with his little “1” candle lit and I had planned keeping him a good distance and blowing it out for him but he lunged SO fast and put out the candle with his finger before I could even grab him haha! He wasn’t even phased by it and just kept smiling so we all just rolled with it! He loved having all the attention on him and going to town on his cake. We had his little party at one of his favorite parks and lots of his new little buds came, it was so sweet to see them all play together.

Some things I love about my Atticus ….

His scrunchy smile that he does about 100 times a day!

If you are sitting on the floor, better believe he will come crawl in your lap and wait for you to read to him

His contagious laugh

He is quite the rebel and loves to do anything he knows we will say “no” to, but his mischievous look is too good.

Loves swimming in the ocean

He plays all day but comes to give cuddles sporadically and its my favorite 🙂

He is a total toy stealer but is learning to share and will feed his snacks to people

He comes and giggles while hiding in my legs looking around because he thinks Chauncey chases him (chauncey is just sitting in the corner when this happens haha) but he will look around and then giggle and hide again. He does that over and over and thinks its hilarious.

He is one amazing sleeper. Still takes 2-3 naps a day, 12 hours at night, and somehow adjusts to international time zones first night.

Atticus is really good at reading emotions .. if he thinks someone is mad he will cry and its so sad/sweet

Tans so easily and is rocking the farmers tan lately

He loves to walk but only holding someones hand. He gets scared to do it on his own!

Always has to be holding something in both hands. He was not happy until he had a popsicle in each hand at his party ha!

I could go on and on and on and on but I will end there! I love him so so so much!!!!! He makes me the happiest person in the world – his happiness is contagious and I feel so so lucky to be his mom!


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  1. Amazing photos! I love all the color. Any chance you can tell me where you got the B-DAY balloons? Also, do you know where you got Aatucus’s bday shirt in the 2nd bday blog post?

  2. I love his cake! What kind is that if you don’t mind me asking? I tried Pillsbury but it is not white like that.. ? Thank you! 🙂

  3. I love this pink couch!!! Do you remember where you got it??

    LOVE YOUR BLOG. seriously go on it everyday <3

  4. I am obsessed! Cutest little birthday party ever! Where did you find that big 1 candle??

  5. These were the pictures I was looking for. Atticus birthday party. How cute are these. You are such a good mommy and I am so proud of you. Can´t wait to see how Atticus is doing with his little sister soon! Hopefully he will not steal her toys 😉

    Amber, have you ever seen the movie: “Endless Love”. YOU MUST! The actress Gabriella Wilde reminds me so much on you. In the movie she falls in love with “DAVID”- can you believe it? Lot´s of Love to you my gorgeous friend, xoxo Sissi

  6. What kind of Popsicles were they eating? I literally wanna lick my phone. Those babies are eating like its the best thing ever. Lol! We just moved to upper east side this week from Miami. We were in Miami two years but before that were in NYC for two years. Miami is an amazing place but it feels so so so soooo good to be back. Opportunities are endless here. Truly the greatest city in the world!

  7. Hi mama! Congrats on one year!!! I live close to you on the UWS, and have a one year old birthday approaching! Where is this playmat from? Also did you make the cake or you purchased from a baker?

  8. Happy belated birthday to Atticus! He is truly adorable! May I ask where you got the letter balloons from? My niece’s birthday is coming up and I would love to get them for her! Thank you in advance!!!

    1. Aww thank you Bessie!! He had a great birthday!! And I got the balloons form Party City 🙂 Happy early birthday to your niece!! xo

  9. I can’t believe he is 1!! I started following your blog around the time he was born. Time has flown by. Happy Belated Atticus! May God continue to bless his little life!!

    1. I know it!! The past year has flown by for sure!! Thanks for birthday wishes!! He had such a fun day with his little friends and eating lots of cake 😉 Thanks for reading!! xo

  10. He is the happiest little boy! Kiersten and I were just saying today you can tell he feels so loved and secure just by pictures. And he isn’t good at reading emotions, he’s an empath. It’s a wonderful trait but can cause a lot of angst, sadness and anxiety in life… Feelings you can’t quite pinpoint where they are coming from. If he seems to be effected by this more as he gets older help him realize He takes on other people’s emotions easily and needs to let them go or cleanse himself

    1. Aww thanks so much Keighley!! You are so sweet!! And thanks for the information!! xo

  11. I love your blog and adorable family! You are still so humble and I appreciate how “real” you are in admitting your faults and mistakes. Happy birthday to the little one and thanks for bringing some brightness and joy!

    1. Aww thank you so much for your thoughtful comment!! You are so sweet!! I appreciate the love and support!! And Atticus had a great bday, thanks for the birthday wishes!! xo

  12. Hi! I have boy/girl twins that are turning 1 next month, so they are right behind your little one. Have you ever done a post about baby food, or giving your baby food? Knowing what food to give my babes totally stresses me out; I just don’t know what to give them so I mainly stick to purees. But I want to start introducing them to adult like food, and I see that Atticus is having fun food such as cake and fruit pops, which is so great! It looks like he loves it! Do you have any suggestions on what types of food to start giving to babies around 11 months? Thank you!

    1. How sweet!!! Happy early birthday to your little ones!! So exciting!! And I haven’t done a post on baby food before.. but we slowly started mixing in adult foods over the last couple months like foods he can easily chew or we could cut up into small pieces. Some examples are fruits: he loves watermelon and bananas so we cut it up into small pieces, also cereal: like Cheerios are great, breads: cut up pieces of toast, cheeses: little cut up blocks of cheddar cheese, meats: pieces of turkey, and pasta: Atticus loves spaghetti 🙂 We still use baby snacks and he loves the baby food pouches!! I hope this helps!! xoxo

  13. Seriously Atticus is THE absolute cutest baby I have ever seen!! All his pics/stories you post never fail to make me smile haha so thank you for sharing (obsessed with your blog!) Cannot wait to see pics of the next little one 🙂

    1. You are so sweet!! Thank you Tara!! 🙂 Your comment made my day!! Thanks for thinking of Atticus on his bday too! xo

  14. Ahhhh Happy belated birthday baby A!! Your kid is seriously the cutest in the world, his smile is everything, you are blessed to have such a wonderful family, I’m sure your little girl will be just as beautiful. Good luck to A on being a big brother soon! And that cake looks amaaaaazing, mind if I ask you where did you get it? or did you bake it yourself? It just looks delicious. Pictures are beautiful as always too. Much love! <3

    1. Thanks so much Paula!! You are too kind!! He had such a fun day 🙂 I can’t wait to see him as a big brother!! I didn’t make the cake, I got it from Momofuku Milkbar!! Thanks for reading!! xo

  15. Awww, happy 1st birthday Atticus! He sounds like an amazing baby boy! I’ve seen your IG video and yes, his laugh is so contagious, I love it. I cannot wait to have a little one of my own, even though it probably won’t be for another couple of years haha
    Angel from

    1. This is the sweetest comment!!! Thank you so much for the nice bday wishes!! He had such a fun birthday 🙂 Love ya!! xoxo

    1. Thanks so much for the sweet bday wishes!! He had a great day 🙂 And Happy early Birthday to your son!! How sweet!! I hope it’s a wonderful day!! xoxo

  16. Aweee! All these pictures were adorable! Happy belated birthday Atticus!!!
    This is totally off subject, but today I bought the ORS Hair Mayonnaise from Sally Beauty because you mentioned how much you love it! I’m SO excited to try it out soon!! I hope I’ll love it as much as you do!

    1. Thanks so much Megan!! He had such a fun day with his little friends 🙂 You are so nice!! And YAY!! I can’t wait for you to try it out! Let me know what you think! xo

  17. Happy birthday smushy yummy Atticus! Love seeing his scrunchy smile, so frekking contagiously happy . Xo -M

    1. You are the cutest!! Thank you Madeleine!! He had a great bday 🙂 xo

    1. Thanks so much for the nice bday wish!! He had a wonderful day with his little friends 🙂 Thanks for being so sweet!! xo

  18. Beautiful pictures as always, Amber! Happy birthday to your little one!! Hey, is that cake from MilkBar??

    1. Thanks so much Nora!! And yes!! Momofuku Milkbar 🙂 The cutest cakes!!! xo

    1. Thanks so much Carly!! I agree, I can’t believe how fast the past year has gone!

  19. These pictures are perfection!! Way to make me want to be a kid again.. evem ore than I do already! Looks like it was such a fun party!

    I have to say I love that you share the bad mom moments because, seriously, we all have them. I know people must give you a lot of crap for it, but it makes me feel more normal when mine come along. Sometimes they can be hard to share but I mean… it happens and it helps them get stronger.

    Loved this post!


    Sarah |QueSarahSera

    1. Thank you so much Sarah!! You are so sweet!! He had such a fun day with his little friends! And thanks!! It’s not always easy to share those type of things but I do it for a reason, I am NO perfect mom and that is okay 🙂 Thanks for making my day!! xoxo

    1. Thank you so much for the sweet birthday wishes!! He had such a fun day 🙂 xo

  20. Amber! Atticus is so adorable and becoming a little boy! I love seeing your posts and getting to see him grow up- makes me think of my little guy ( who’s just two months behind him) Hope he has the best year yet!!!

    1. Thanks so much for your sweet and thoughtful message!! I am so happy you follow along!! I bet your little guy is adorable 🙂 xoxo

    1. Thanks so much Danielle!! He LOVED the cake haha 🙂 Thank you for the sweet bday wish!! xo

  21. It looks like his birthday totally rocked! Oh gosh, do not feel bad about the candle thing! When we were little my sister had really long hair and leaned over to blow her candle out and a piece of her hair caught fire. She was fine! These things happen. Those photos of Atticus eating his birthday cake are so priceless! I love the cake on his foot haha. You guys are awesome parents—it totally shines through!

    1. He had such a fun day 🙂 He loved the cake and having his little buddies around!! So cute! And thanks so much!! That makes me feel better about it! Accidents happen to the best of us!! They sure create some funny stories 🙂 xoxo

  22. Happy Birthday Atticus! My little guy was born just three weeks after A, and now I’m ALSO pregnant and due with our 2nd, this time 3 weeks before you! I’ve loved following your pregnancy style and A’s first year; from how you’ve described him, he has much in common with our Connor! Cheers to a happy & healthy baby girl in November!

    1. Thanks so much for the nice birthday wish!!! He had a wonderful day 🙂 And OMG no way?! Happy early birthday to your little man!! Also, congrats to you!! How exciting!! I am glad we go along this journey together!! xoxo

  23. I cannot believe Baby A is one! This is how I envision anyone’s birthday to be-yummy cake, balloons everywhere, and all the attention on them! I love that you spoiled him and started this tradition! Happy Birthday Atticus!!!

    1. Haha totally!! He LOVED the attention, it was so cute!! Thanks for sending bday wishes to Atticus 🙂 He had a great day!! xoxo

  24. Happy Birthday Atticus!! He is adorable!! Glad he enjoyed his first birthday!! You are such a good mama!!


    1. Thanks so much for the birthday wish Danielle!! Atticus had such a fun day 🙂 You are so sweet!! xo

    1. Aww thanks Paige!! He had such a fun birthday 🙂 Isn’t funny how tan they can get?! I get jealous too haha! xo

  25. Atticus is seriously such a cute little boy, I can’t believe he is already a year old. I’ve loved following bits and pieces of your life as a new mama. Atticus is lucky to have you as his sweet and caring mom!

    1. Aww thank you Jordyn!! This past year has flown by!! I can’t believe I have a one year old!! Thanks for following along and showing so much love and support!! xoxo

  26. What a fun little party! Happy Birthday Atticus! My little girl actually almost touched the candle at her party, but when my mom grabbed her hand she started screaming her head off. It was pretty comical haha and we have some great pictures to remember it 🙂

    Simply Rachel Nicole

    1. Thanks so much for the birthday wish Rachel!! Atticus had such a fun day with his little buddies 🙂 And no way?! I mean it makes sense! What baby wouldn’t be drawn towards fire haha! Too funny 🙂 xoxo

  27. I can’t even deal how cute he is! You can tell he’s such a happy baby. Love the cake idea I’m sure little A couldn’t get enough of it ha ha 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

    Stay Styled,

    Instagram: stay_styled

    1. You are so nice!! Thank you Lindsey!! He had such a fun day with his little friends and eating lots of cake 🙂 Thanks for reading!! xoxo

    1. Thanks Makenna!! Yay! I was so excited!! I appreciate the support! xoxo

    1. Thank you for the sweet birthday wish!! He had an eventful day 🙂 You are so sweet!! xo

  28. Hi Amber, I so enjoy reading your blog and seeing such a happy family. It’s very inspiring. Your little boy looks like the sweetest and most content baby.
    Bless you guys! Happy Birthday to Atticus! 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Madelaine!! You are so sweet to wish Atticus a happy birthday! He had such a fun day 🙂 Thanks for your kindness!!! xo

  29. HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEET ATTICUS!!!! Love watching you grow and cannot wait to see what next adventure is ahead of you!!!! And Happy Mommy Birthday to you Amber! Always remember, through it was Atticus’ birth, you we’re also born as well, as a Mother. Congratulations to an amazing year to one wonderful and loving family. You’re such an inspiration and your happy family brings such happiness and joy to my heart every time I see a post/video. *BIG HUGS*

    1. Thanks so much for the sweet birthday wish Erin!!! So nice of you!! Atticus had such a fun day 🙂 We loved it!! Thanks for following along on our journey!! Your kindess is appreciated so much!! xoxo

    1. Haha he is so funny!! He had a great day, thank you for the sweet bday wishes!! xo

  30. Awww his face in that second to last picture is too cute! I love that you sat him on the floor with the cake so he could really get into it! I bet cake feels amazing on feet hahaha. And don’t feel bad about the candle, I think in like middle school my friends and I would dare each other to do that and it never hurt, it’s too fast. It’s a funny story you’ll be able to tell him someday 😉 Happy Birthday Atticus! xo.


    1. Aww thanks so much Morgan!! I love that picture too!! He LOVED the cake haha! Too funny 🙂 And that’s so true!! It’s will be a funny story for us to tell him when he is older on his next birthday! Thank you for the sweet bday wish!! He had such a great day!! xoxo

  31. I love love love all the photos! Where is the mat/table cloth from that you used for the cake smash? It looks higher quality than the disposable ones from the dollar store or Walmart. Is it reusable or do you toss it each time?

    1. Thanks so much Laura!! He had such a fun day 🙂 You are the best!!

  32. Happy Birthday to Atticus!!! Looks like he had so much fun with his cake and all his buddies at his birthday party. You know it’s a day well spent if you’ve got popsicle on your face and cake all over! Love seeing these moment with Atticus, he has gotten so big!


    1. Thanks so much for the sweet birthday wish Cassie!! He had a great and eventful day 🙂 I agree!! He was totally loving all the sugar haha! Thank you for following along beautiful!! xoxo

    1. Time really does fly by!! I can’t believe it!! Thanks for the sweet comment!! xo

  33. so happy you guys had fun! he is literally the cutest ever. whenever I get snaps of him if I am having a bad day it ALWAYS cheers me up. I will NEVER get sick of your snaps of him. You guys are so lucky to have each other and I love watching your family grow and have fun!

    1. Thanks so much Faye!! He had such a fun day with his little friends and chowing down on cake and popsicles haha 🙂 Thank you so much for following along!! You are the best!! xoxo

    1. HAHA totally!! He is so funny!! Thanks for the sweet comment!! xoxo

  34. Happy Birthday Sweet Boy!!! I love every single picture…but I especially like that second to the last picture…where you seem to have just lit up his candle …the smile on his face is just priceless (it always is anyways….) – he looks super happy and excited to be finally ONE!!! and the cake smash…. using the foot…hahaha… i bet the cake was tastier!!! love watching the pics and looking forward to seeing A grow and love his little sister. Congrats to you and hubby on this milestone!!!!

    1. Thanks so much for the sweet birthday wish Pam!! That is so nice of you 🙂 He has such a fun day with his little friends and eating cake 😉 Thanks for the thoughtful comment!! You are so kind!! xoxo

  35. OMG the second to last picture MELTS MY HEART. So so so cute. Hope you all had a great day!!!

  36. Happy Belated Birthday Atticus! It’s been such a joy watching your little boy grow up! Thanks so much for sharing! He seems like such a sweet baby. Can’t wait to see your daughter and your wonderful family grow!

    1. Thanks so much for the nice birthday wish!! You are so thoughtful!! Thank you for following our journey!! xoxo

  37. Atticus is one, how did that even happen?! He is such a darling little boy, I keep telling myself that if my kids can be half as happy as he is then I am ready to have kids!

    After following along for years, it has been so fun watching you become a mom. Watching you take on this new phase with such grace is encouraging and inspiring. It seems you’ve really found your calling and it’s been such a pleasure to watch! I know you probably get tons of criticism (but hopefully good things too) so I just wanted to take a second to praise you for your tireless work of being a mom. Keep up the good work Amber!

    xo Mary-Katherine

    1. I know it!! This past year has FLOWN by!! I still can’t believe it!! He is so special to me!! And wow thank you so much for your thoughtful words. That means so much to me to hear. I appreciate your kindness!! Thank you for following along and sharing your support!! Love ya Mary-Katherine!! xoxo

    1. Could you be any sweeter?! Thank you Casey!! I am so happy you like it 🙂 xoxo

    1. Thanks so much Gracie!! He had a great birthday 🙂 Mashed cake and all haha! xo

  38. Ahh, that came crazy fast! I love these pictures! First birthday’s are always so much fun and watching them eat their first smash cake is the best!! Great idea to put paper down and have him eat his cake on the floor like that. My daughter’s highchair was covered with cake after her first birthday lol!
    XO, Kelly

    1. I know it!! The past year FLEW by wow!! I can’t believe it 🙂 I agree, I love the playground mats because they are so easy to clean!! Thanks for reading Kelly!! xo

  39. Gorgeous photographs, how beautiful is Atticus!? So adorable. Happy belated birthday little dude! x

    1. Aww thank you Claudia!! You are so sweet!! He had such a great day!! xo

    1. AWW you are the best!!! Thanks for the sweet bday wishes!! 🙂

  40. I am due November 15th! I’m having a little girl too! Happy birthday Atticus!!!

    1. AHHH no way!!! Congrats!! That is so exciting!! And aw thanks for the sweet bday wishes!! He had a great day! 🙂 xo

  41. Happy belated birthday to little A! I just wanted to ask if you could do a post about being a young mum, how you took the decision to have kids so early on and if Atticus has set you back on your work or any of your plans. It would be very interesting to hear your opinion, considering I’m thinking of having a baby of my own at a young age like you. Thanks in advance and happy birthday to Atticus again!

    1. Thanks so much for the birthday wishes!! He had a such a fun day 🙂 And that is a great suggestion for a post, thanks so much!! I will keep it in mind for future posts. Thanks again!! xoxo

  42. Atticus is the cutest! He’s so funny, he makes you happy just by looking at him! And he’s so handsome and his sleeping schedule must be very convenient too! You must be the happiest mum! I hope your little girl turns out just like him! H

    1. Aww you are too nice!! Thank you so much!! I am so lucky to have him!! He is so special 🙂 I can’t wait for him to be a big brother!! Thanks for your kindness!! xoxo

    1. It was such a fun day, it is safe to say he LOVED it haha 🙂 Thanks for the cute bday wishes!! xo

    1. Thank you so much Carly!! It was such a fun day!! Thanks for reading!! xoxo

    1. Haha omg I know it!! He was LOVING the attention 🙂 Thanks for the sweet comment!! xoxo

  43. first of all, that cake looks so delicious! and second of all, HAPPY BIRTHDAY ATTICUS!
    he’s brought so much joy to your lives and to your readers – his smile is priceless! these photos are too cute for words.

    Monica / Mocha and Moccasins

    1. “Fun-fetti” cake is my all time fav and it looks like Atticus liked it too haha 🙂 Thanks so much for the sweet bday wishes!! You’re the best!! xo

  44. Ohhhh he’s so adorable!!!!! Happy happy happy birthday Atticus! Time flies when you have babies!

    P.S. What do you use to edit your pictures? I absolutely love your blog and videos and Instagram style!

    1. Aww thank you love!! I agree!! Time went by so fast!! And I use a program called Lightroom to edit my pictures 🙂 xo

  45. ahhh such a little sweetie! Crazy he is already 1! and sooo exciting he will have a little sister in a few months 🙂 he seems like the sweetest little boy!!


    1. Aww thank you Candace!! I seriously can’t believe it!! We are so excited for his sister to come yay!! Thanks for reading love!!! xo

    1. It really does!! I can’t believe it! And thanks so much!! I am glad you like it 🙂 xo