Saturday, April 11, 2009

Nebraska is Happy

  • On Good Morning America, they said that Nebraska is the happiest place to be under all this economic crisis.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Happy Easter Cookies

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Easter Treats

The Apel's favorite Easter treat is:
The Apel's least favorite Easter treat is:

Easter Bunny

  • The Easter Bunny is leaving Isaak Puffs and Cheerios in plastic eggs.
  • He's leaving Mica jelly beans, and some chocolate in his plastic eggs.
  • He bought them Pinocchio the DVD.
  • Mica gets a small toy of Team Geotrax that has a train, track and a free DVD included.
  • Isaak gets a retro style house from the Little People. It looks like the one I had when I was a kid. But the little people are bigger in size.
  • The Easter Bunny's loose change was made into dollar coins for the boys to share.
  • We're going to be at my Aunt Sam's house for Easter. I'm sure they will get even more spoiled there by their Easter Bunny, Aunt Becky.


  • My Mom said that Isaak now knows how to play the cymbols from their drum set. I wish that was captured on video. Too cute!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Yummy Toe

  • It seems like every other day a new tooth is in Isaak's mouth. While Mica and I were reading stories, Isaak tried to bite Mica's foot, and did bite one of my toes.
  • He cut like 4 or 5 at a time.
  • I had this weird thought with both of my kids that they would never get any teeth.
  • I'm thinking it has something to do with Mica's tongue issues. Maybe a little to do with the fact that my sister Terra's kids got their teeth so early too.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

On Wheels

  • Isaak is really into anything with wheels. He loves Mica's Thomas trains. We have to watch him; because of the small wheels. He's figured out how to make his catapillar on wheels go. Then there is a car that has pop beads inside it. He loves moving that around on the floor. I hear a pop pop pop pop sound as he crawls around with the car in his hand.

Patty Cake

  • Isaak knows most of the actions to "Patty Cake" now. He just doesn't know how to "Roll them". He does "Throw them away" though.
  • He also loves to play "Peek a Boo". He's liked this for awhile, but is just now starting to cover his own eyes to start the game.
  • For some reason, Isaak won't play "So Big" anymore. Mica did this too; where he'd do a trick for awhile, then no more. He must of gotten sick of the game.
  • He sometimes blows kisses and waves.


  • We got a membership to Costco.
  • Mica loves the samples in there, but Isaak gets mad because he can't have what we are having. Poor baby.
  • Mica did get bent out of shape because he dropped a sample tooth pick on the floor. I caught wind of it for awhile from him. At first I thought he dropped something out of the cart that was really important.
  • I couldn't get Isaak out of the cart at the end of our trip at the store. The buckle on the cart was stuck (so I thought). Well...I didn't know that besides the side levers, there was a center one. The complicated buckle was facing Isaak, so I didn't see the center button. I was about to push the cart back into the store; telling them to get my baby out PLEASE. It was snowing, and the wind was blowing.

Crazy Old Lady

  • I'm in the process of making some spring cookies (they aren't decorated yet).
  • Mica helps me pour in the ingredients and mix up the dough. But I will not let him help roll the dough out. He came in while I was rolling the dough, and wanted to eat some. I told him, "No". I had already given him some (which I shouldn't because of the raw eggs, I know).
  • He told me, "Give me some of that you crazy old lady". I know what he said was disrespectful, but I had to laugh. It threw me off guard. I know he got it from my dad saying that to my mom in a funny way, not mean.
  • A few minutes later Mica went to grab some dough. I told him, "Get your paws off"! He said, "Mommy I have fingers, not paws". This is true.


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