"It's the best thing that ever happen to me," Michael Phelps said on Instagram in honor of son Boomer's first birthday

By Karen Mizoguchi
May 05, 2017 07:12 PM

Happy 1st Birthday, Boomer Phelps!

Parents Michael and Nicole Phelps celebrated their little one’s big day on Instagram Friday. “One year ago.. @mrs.nicolephelps and I had the privilege to welcome @boomerrphelps to this world…. for me it’s the best thing that ever happen to me!!” the proud papa shared, along with a photo of the day the couple welcomed their first child.

For her post, the Nicole listed some of Boomer’s accomplishments in his first year of life. “On and off his cars, in and out of his wagon, climbing on everything but also turning around to get down, drinking from his own cup, making a drum out of anything, [and] clapping when he hears an audience clap,” Nicole recalled.

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“To the most special gift we could have ever asked for,” she concluded.

Michael and Nicole announced the birth of their son in May 2016. “Welcome Boomer Robert Phelps into the world. Born 5-5-2016 at 7:21 pm !!! Healthy and happy!!! Best feeling I have ever felt in my life!!!” the 23-time Olympic gold medalist shared at the time.

In addition, Michael’s mother Debbie and longtime swim coach Bob Bowman each dedicated an Instagram post to Boomer.