It was Isaak's birthday yesterday.
In the morning
Isaak unwrapped a few gifts from us. His party isn't for another week
yet. Yesterday was pretty low key. Mica immediately wanted to play with
all of Isaak's toys. Does anyone reading this have any rules about
birthdays and siblings? In my book the kid who has a birthday shouldn't
have to share for that day. It's their day. Daddy thinks it should be
that way for a whole week. We just saw again today how Mica tried to
take over Isaak's toys.
Isaak got a Spider-Man
truck, a little boy/puppy set and a game called Lost Puppies. Walgreens
had these little tiny puppies that light up, bark and say, "I love you."
Two of those 50 cent puppies were his gift toppers. He was excited.
Mica immediately wanted to play with Isaak's Spider-Man car, then he
wanted to take the little boy/puppy set out of the box. We said, "Nope!"
to both of Mica's wants. Mica's green with envy.
We had a great breakfast. I made Juneberry muffins! Yummy! Off to swimming lessons we went.
went to Toys R Us where Isaak picked out his gift with Grandma and
Grandpa Apel's money. I knew Isaak wanted something called My Pet
Butterfly. It's a butterfly in a jar that flies around when you tap on
the jar. It was on clearance. Isaak's been eying it since the last time
we went there. He also got a remote control car that's for ages 4 and
We made a Whole Foods run and came home.
Mica and Isaak helped take things in. I had lot of groceries to bring in the house.
moment I got upstairs after unloading things downstairs I hear an, "Oh
no I can't believe you did that Isaak!" I went in to Mica's room and
Isaak's new remote control car was ripped out of the box by Mica. Isaak had
taken Mica's scissors that he was using to cut open the packaging and cut the car's antenna off! I maybe should have
taken a time out. I was mad! The boys must of known because they both looked ashamed. I was upset with Mica for taking Isaak's
new car right out of the box! Especially since we told him, "No!" about
that earlier! I was upset with Isaak for cutting something he shouldn't
of! I got on Mica's case more. Daddy tried out the car today, and it
worked. It buzzed around this house like it didn't need an antenna. Thank you car! If the boys had a concept of what money was I
probably would have made them pool their money together and go buy
another one. Instead they had to go down for naps yesterday. Then help
me clean today.
I have to say that after a nap Mica
was nice! He frosted Isaak's cake and added sprinkles on it. Then he
helped me with dinner. We played Isaak's new puppy game as a family.
Things did get better.
We had cake and Isaak got to
unwrap his last present from us. It was a Melissa and Doug Mosaic Tile
Set. Then we watched a movie - Isaak's choice.
Today was a cleaning day. The boys helped me vacuum out the
couches, we swept, we did the laundry (bedding) and cleaned out the
refrigerator. I decided that cleaning out the refrigerator is one of my
least favorite jobs. That and cleaning the toilet! Their punishments helped me get stuff done.