Duggar Family Sends Loving Messages to Israel on His First Birthday

Israel DillardHappy happy first birthday, Izzy! (Well, technically it was April 6 -- but you get the idea.) Israel Dillard is now officially a 1-year-old, which proves time flies fast. Even with Jill (Duggar) Dillard and her family being in Central America for the year on a mission trip, the Duggar family's celebration of Israel's first birthday is super precious, and proof that love knows no bounds (or needs frequent flyer miles).


Taking to the Dillard Family website, mom Jill couldn't help but gush over her growing tot. After all, it is his first birthday. (What mother wouldn't want to bestow a few words of hope and relive sweet milestones? It's in our DNA.)

"Israel, momma and papa love you so much and pray your first birthday is just the beginning of many more happy ones to come! XOXOXO," Jill wrote.

Jill and her husband Derick even made a super sweet video for their growing boy.

Happy birthday Israel!

Posted by Duggar Family Official on Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Keeping with that tradition were Grandma and Grandpa Duggar, who had their own video of love and encouragement to gift the birthday boy.

And, you know who else had a loving message for baby Izzy? Why, Auntie Jessa and cousin Spurgeon, of course. It seems the trio had their own mini celebration over FaceTime.

How sweet!

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It definitely seems like little Izzy had a super fun first birthday. Not only was the toddler able to try cake and ice cream for the first time (that's a winning combo right there), but Israel also enjoyed a cute fiesta with buddies his age -- which included hitting a piñata.

Although Israel is just a baby, these are lovable memories he can look back on as he grows up. (And that, folks, is what matters most.)

Happy birthday, buddy!


Image via derickdillard/Instagram

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