Family Heirloom! Jill (Duggar) Dillard's Son Israel Used Dad Derrick's First Birthday Candle on His Own Cake

04/11/2016 AT 10:30 AM EDT

Israel David Dillard celebrated turning 1 with a very special candle – the same one used by his dad Derrick on his first birthday!

On Sunday, mom Jill (Duggar) Dillard shared a sweet belated message on Instagram for her son Israel, who turned 1 on Wednesday.

"Happy belated birthday to our sweet Israel! (We did not have wifi on his birthday)," explained the TLC star, who is currently on a long-term mission trip in Central America with Derrick and Israel.

Also celebrating Israel's birthday with the happy parents in Central America was Derrick's mom Cathy Dillard.



"We loved having Grandma C here for Israel's birthday. She even brought Derick's first birthday candle for Israel to use!" Jill added.


Jill, 24, and Derrick, 27, also took to their family website to share how their baby boy rang in the milestone birthday.

"Israel, it's hard to believe you are already a year old! On Sunday you got to try cake and ice cream for the first time with a bunch of your friends watching you (you smeared it all over your legs! lol)," wrote Jill. "You are a handsome little fella, and here in Central America you stand out a little with your blonde hair and blue eyes."

The family started the celebration on Sunday at church with some friends, and later enjoyed a piñata and a party.

"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," concluded Jill.
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