Meeting Mickey! Glowing mom Eva Longoria celebrated son Santiago’s 1st birthday with a trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California.
The new mom, who adorned sparkly Minnie ears, beamed as Santiago met Mickey Mouse for the very first time during their Thursday, June 20, outing to the historic amusement park. Santiago was all smiles himself — reaching out to hold hands with the iconic mouse as he appeared before him, larger than life.
On his actual birthday the day prior, Longoria shared a series of candid photos of her adorable son on her Instagram Stories. In one throwback snap, the actress showed off her growing baby bump, then continued to reveal several photos of Santiago as a newborn, captioning one, “Always smiling, even at 5 days old.”
She continued on her Instagram page, uploading a photo of her looking adoringly at her firstborn. “When did this happen?!!!” she wrote. “Y’all he’s not a baby anymore, he’s a toddler. This past year has been the best year of my life. Having this beautiful soul to wake up to every morning and put to bed every night has been magical … Thank you for choosing me as your mama! I love you amor mio! Happy Birthday, Santi baby!”
In lieu of presents for Santiago’s special day, Longoria requested that donations of backpacks filled with school supplies be donated to Padres Contra el Cancer, a non-profit organization that provides aid to families with children with cancer.
Longoria, 44, who shares Santiago with television executive Jose Baston, 51, has been busy executive producing Grand Hotel, which premiered on ABC on Monday, June 17.
Longoria wed Baston in May 2016. This is the couple’s first child together; he has three children from a previous marriage.