The First Birthday Party #Blogust

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Birthday parties are big in my Mexican family. First birthday parties are especially important to us.

And why not?

The first year is full of milestones and, well, “firsts.” The first smile, the first tooth, the first word, every single one of them is so special and anticipated.

When I remember my oldest son’s 1st birthday party, my heart overflows. We invited family and friends and we probably had 40 guests. It was a beautiful day, sunny, but not too hot, and clear skies. The back yard was crowded with kids playing and laughing.

My son loved his cake! And it wasn’t just any cake. It was a big tres leches cake with fluffy white and blue whipped cream frosting. He didn’t know what to do with it at first, but as soon as he stuck his finger into the frosting and put it in his mouth, wow!, he knew right then he would love tres leches cake forever.

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Beyond the cake, the food, and the presents, what struck me that day was seeing all the love poured into this child, my child, and how everybody stopped their daily activities and came to celebrate his life.

How many of us take first birthday parties for granted?

Did you know that every 20 seconds a child dies in the world from a disease that could have been prevented with a vaccine? Many of them before age five.

It breaks my heart.

But I can do something about it and I’m very happy to share this news with you!

This year I was invited to be part of Shot@Life’s Blogust. Our goal is to spread the word and participate in getting a donation of 30,000 vaccines for kids in need around the world.

And this is how you and I can help. It’s very easy. During August, every tweet, facebook share, and comment under this blog post will trigger a vaccine donation, just make sure to add the hashtag #Blogust to it. Share with your friends and family and let’s save lives together.

Why not leave a comment telling me about your favorite “firsts?”

Learn More about Blogust

Blogust is a month-long digital dialogue, bringing together many of the most beloved online writers, photo and video bloggers, and Shot@Life Champions to change the world through inspirational imagery and storytelling. This year marks the fifth year of Blogust helping kids around the world reach their fifth birthday thanks to the power of global vaccines.

The Blogust 2016 digital relay participants will be sharing the story behind #TBT baby photos or videos of themselves, their kid(s) or a side-by- side comparison at important milestones – from first steps or first smile to fifth birthday. Every parent everywhere should be able to experience these milestones, which is why every like, comment and social media share their posts receive (up to 30,000 throughout the month of August 2016) will trigger a donation by MAM to help provide a vaccine for a child in need around the world.

Please visit Shotatlife.org and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

Start sharing! And thanks ahead of time.

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Emily McKhann
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Emily McKhann

Silvia, your post is gorgeous! Kids around the world are having first birthdays because they have access to vaccines. Thank you so much for being a part of #Blogust 2016!!!

Patricia
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Patricia

Thank you for participating!

Felisa Hilbert
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Felisa Hilbert

Love the pictures and love pastel de tres leches! Thank you for your support.

Paula Kiger
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Paula Kiger

Thanks for participating in #Blogust! Love thinking back on all my children’s firsts! So fortunate.

Linda B
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Linda B

Thanks for sharing and supporting the #Blogust campaign

ASHISH SHRIVASTAVA
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ASHISH SHRIVASTAVA

#Blogust2016 The first birthday party as first steps or first smile of kids for healthy childhood with complete vaccine schedule

Elba Valverde
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Elba Valverde

Qué lindas fotos! Es muy importante ayudar a otros cuando es posible y te agradezco informarme de esta causa y las formas en que puedo colaborar y hacer un cambio, aunque pequeño, en el mundo y en la vida de alguien.

Cesar Diaz
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Cesar Diaz

Wonderful! Thank you for sharing this post and your beautiful photos. Lets help others kids have a beautiful first! #Blogust

Wanda Lopez
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Wanda Lopez

Let me say, thank you for being part of this great campaign #Blogust 2016. Every child deserves to be vaccinated. Love your post and pictures. You have a beautiful baby.

Migdalia - @MsLatina
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Migdalia - @MsLatina

Love the photos of your son’s first birthday. Also, encouraged to join you in making sure other children have those same milestones!

Danielle
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Danielle

Love this memory!

Erin
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Erin

Thanks for being part of the Blogust effort this year, Silvia! Beautiful photos, and thanks also for sharing this wonderful memory with us.

Dee Van Horn
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Dee Van Horn

Loved your message.

Ashley
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Ashley

Great post! Thank you for participating in #blogust – gracias!!

Yesenia
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Yesenia

Amazing post!!! Thanks for the reminder that all children are our children! ❤️

Yesenia
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Yesenia

Great post! Thanks for reminding me that every child is our child and we can always do more!

Diane Glasgow
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Diane Glasgow

TFS!

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