What a home run! Brittany Cartwright and Jax Taylor celebrated the birth of their own “rookie” with a baseball-themed party for their son, Cruz.
the Vanderpump Rules the alums threw an All-American party to celebrate Cruz’s first birthday, complete with red, white, and blue balloons, a ball pit, and lots of goodies on Saturday, April 16. There was even an “Adult Dugout” bar that served alcoholic refreshments for proud parents and their friends. The Kentucky native, 33, and her spouse, 42, each donned baseball jerseys while 12-month-old Cruz wore a “Rookie of the Year” jersey.
Cartwright — who went through her pregnancy alongside several of her fellow Bravo personalities — also invited many of their children to the party. Lala Kentfor her part, shared an Instagram Story photo of her 13-month-old daughter, Ocean – which she shares with her ex-fiancé Randall Emmet — meet Mickey Mouse at the party. Stassi SchröderThe 15-month-old Hartford, however, was scared of the Disney character in a separate story from the festivities.
The reality TV couple — who wed in June 2019 — welcomed Cruz in April 2021, several months after leaving the Bravo franchise to focus on their growing family.
“My adorable and beautiful boy is 1 year old today!!! This has been the best year of my life, I love this little boy more than I could have ever imagined,” Cartwright said via Instagram on Thursday, April 12. “Being your mom has brought so much joy and happiness into my life. A year ago, you changed our lives forever in the most perfect way. You are what I am most proud of and the most special gift. I can’t believe a year has already passed, but you are the sweetest, cutest, funniest and smartest little boy. Mom and dad love you more than you will ever know Happy first birthday my son. ❤️💙👑.”
Taylor, for his part, marveled at how quickly time has passed since he first became a parent.
“Where do I start, this year has been the best year of our lives,” the Michigan native wrote in his own tribute Thursday on social media. “Looks like just yesterday I was driving at a snail’s pace on the way home from the hospital, you have brought so much joy and happiness into our lives and we are so lucky to have such a lovely, sweet, smart, incredibly funny, baby boy. Watching you grow every day has been absolutely amazing. … I’m so proud every day mate, I’m so honored to be your dad. I love you more than anything on this planet and I intend to do everything in my power to give you the best possible life.
While the former SUR bartender has become a doting dad, he was initially hesitant to raise their little guy.
“I was petrified. I was literally petrified. The first time I had to sit down and do skin to skin, I didn’t want to break it,” Taylor said exclusively. We Weekly in May 2021. “I was so scared. I thought I was going to drop it. … It was a big deal. I put pillows all around me [and] I was like, ‘OK, don’t talk to me. I do not want to talk. Do not come near me. Don’t blow on me. After a few days, I loosened up a bit. »
Scroll below to see some snaps from Cruz’s first birthday: