Alas Joaquin, the son of Aljur Abrenica and Kylie Padilla, celebrated his first birthday on August 4.
On Instagram, Kylie thanked him for "being the friend, the family, the life I prayed so long for."
Here's her message in full:
"My love and my sweetheart, my heart and my soul. It has only been 1 year but it feels like a lifetime. It feels like everything that has happened in the past, happened in preparation for your arrival into our lives.
"You have carried so many blessings along with you. You bring light into all of our hearts. I am so grateful to be able to be your mom. You are so wonderful. An incredible little human being.
"If I had one message for you it would be for you to follow your curiosity and never let fear stop you from exploring this world. To explore is to discover and to discover requires new levels of understanding and learning, may you my love have all of those. Di mo man mababasa ito, ok lng. I will do my best to help you, guide you teach you as you in return teach me and your dad.
"Thank you for giving me hope and thank you for healing all my scars. Thank you for putting smiles on my face. Thank for being our little bundle of joy. And thank you for being the friend, the family, the life I prayed so long for. Your papa and I love you so much. Happy birthday My Bubylushhh"
For his part, Aljur said fatherhood helped him find the right direction in life.
The Kapamilya actor wrote, "Happy Birthday, Anak. Naalala ko pa noong unang beses kitang nahawakan, tumigil ang mundo ko noon.
"Ang bilis ng panahon at 1 taon ka na. Salamat anak sa ligayang araw araw na ibinibigay mo sa amin at pagbago ng buhay ko. Mas luminaw ang direksyon at nasagot din ang hinahanap kong purpose noon.
"Excited ako anak sa mga taon pang darating. Maraming salamat anak sa mga darating pang maliligayang araw na idudulot mo. I love you #AlasNumeroUno"
Here's their "first official family picture," according to Aljur.
The "partners in crime" threw an intimate party in Quezon City...
...which was attended by Kylie's dad and Alas's grandfather Robin Padilla.
According to 24 Oras' Nelson Canlas, Aljur stood up upon seeing the action star.
"Nang magkita, agad na nag-mano si Aljur sa papa ni Kylie."
Gabbi Garcia also came. She and Kylie played Sang'gres in the reboot of Encantadia in 2016.
Alas, by the way, is her godson.
With his Tito Allen, brother of Aljur.
Here's to give you a peek into the birthday boy's first party.