Addise's First Birthday

Here are a few pictures from Addise's first birthday. It was a wee bit anti-climatic because all four of us were in various stages of a 2 week cold/sinus infection. The day was pretty low key yet on the forefront of our minds was that 1 year ago today our lives changed forever. We just didn't know it yet.

Addise's first outfit on her birthday. It's hard to get this girl to sit still! Her shirt said, "Grandma's Love Bug" in honor of her Grandma Getz coming out to celebrate.

Needless to say, the sugar changed everything...I would like to brag that I made the cupcakes. I didn't buy them. I made them. From a box. It's what I do.

Before - she had no idea what was about to hit her!

Before - Judah was very excited it was Addise's first birthday,
for purely selfish reasons!

During - being introduced to her cupcake!

After - she LOVED her cupcake.

After - the sugar coma before the freak out. This was our worst night with Judah to date. He was awake until almost 10pm.

After - a bath was required.

For those who have 10 minutes to spend, this video of their first experience with this amount of sugar will be sure to have you laughing!! [Sorry for the microphone and filming mistakes. This was my first time doing a long video on my iPhone]

Flowers for her birthday. There are a bunch of asters in the bouquet in celebration of her name: Addise Aster Tarike Diaz. Her name means "new life and flowers". Endlessly true of who she is!
Happy Birthday, Baby Girl! We love you.


April L. Diaz

April has been a visionary activist her entire life. She has made it her mission to lead high performing teams and develop leaders in the margins of society while caring for our bodies, mind, and spirit. Secretly, she’s a mix of a total girly girl and a tomboy, and is still crazy about her high school sweetheart, Brian. Together, they co-parent 3 fabulous kiddos and live in Orange County, CA.