Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Happy Birthday Isaak

I now officially have two teenagers on the house! You turned 13 today. We’re a ball of emotions at the Apel house. Man it’s been a wild 12th year for you. Covid + remote learning was a struggle.

You get your first vaccine on the 25th of this month. You are afraid of needles. Aren’t you glad you don’t get three shots a month like I do? 

Big news: You got accepted to be on the anchor team, for morning announcements! It’s one thing you really wanted to do. You said it will be hard to go to school so early. I think that part is a blessing because it interferes with my day less. 😂 You were also nominated by your art teacher to be in a club called Aca Pinta. You don’t think you’ll get into that, but I think it’s a great thing that you were nominated. 

You also get your braces off next month! Note the no teeth smile below. You were so happy to get braces. Now...the happiness has worn off. I’ll be happy to have the sink looking less like a food trap, when you’re done brushing your teeth. I remember the feeling of my braces coming off. Too bad you don’t have that feeling on your birthday. 


•You like going to school more than being remote. 
•You formed a new friendship with a kid named David. He stood up for you, and you’ve stood up for him. 
•You like coffee. We only let you have a cup on the weekends, and on your birthday. 
•You like Sunny your gecko and Warhol my gecko. 
•You like tacos and pizza.
•You like wearing your piano socks every day. It’s too bad piano lessons went out the window with covid. 
•Practicing beat boxing is something you do all the time. 
•You like hiding in your room, but not as much as Mica does.
•You like hanging out with your cousins Evan and Elijah.
•Bike riding is an adventure. 


•You really don’t like mean, disrespectful kids. There are unfortunately too many kids out there like that. 
•Like any 12-13 year old, you dislike chores. 
•You dislike longer hair. Even in these photos your hair is too long, for your taste. I refuse to get your hair cut a lot in a pandemic. 
•Directions! You suck at going just a little away from home. 
•Being called Zeek. Sorry it was a given nick name from birth.

What you asked for, for your birthday: 

•For David to come over. 
•For a back massager. 
•For a new pair of shoes (would have gotten you those anyhow)
•For an office chair. You got a new desk too. 

Happy Birthday Sir Isaak Jaxon Apel! 


csuhpat1 said...

Very nice and Happy Birthday to him.

Theresa Mahoney said...

Happiest Birthday Isaak! Congrats on hitting those teen years! Here's hoping 13 is the luckiest and best year for you yet!

Terra Heck said...

Happy belated birthday to Isaak!!

Indah Nuria Savitri said...

happy happy birthday Sir Isaac.. Big boy indeed! My son will turn 15 next December and he's growing up fast indeed. Bright days ahead for the boys

~ Noelle said...

Hope he had a great birthday!!!!

mail4rosey said...

I like that you run this kind of list for your boys. I hope he enjoyed his birthday. He looks very handsome and so much older all of the time! Hurrah for the day the braces come off.


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