Spring is in the Air

Spring is in the Air

Monday, July 11, 2011

Close your eyes and wish...

We came across a water fountain today and I metioned to Ella to make a wish with the penny she found on the ground earlier. She was happy to, and closed her eyes really tight, took her time and softly wispered a want a "Dog".It was so sweet! It didn't surprise me, because most of the time she thinks she's the dog whisperer :)

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

My BIG update

Noah's room ,not so much a little baby's room

My photo's I took of plane in San Diego.I found all of the letters to spell Noah and One P

Noah's first birthday party.

Grandma's hard work, well done

Yummy ice cream on a hot day in Cultas

Yummy, Noahs first try of my blueberry cheesecake ice cream

Hug a tree once in a while,it's good for you :)

The big hike Ella did all on her own,well done baby

Adrianna and Ella holding hands at lake side

I couldn't keep Noah way from the water, so I finally let him go to it. He loved it!

My favorite picture of Ella so far this summer

What are you looking at?

Happy about the sticks we found on a walk

Noah modeling

Noah's birthday cake mess.

The cousins

Noah and Adrianna being silly together at breakfast, hazelmare

Some very wet sneakers

Noah at the beach,he wasn't liking the sand that day

Ella at the park

Our rock climbing night

Camping kisses

A hike in the woods

Well the Prak house hold have been very busy this summer.As you all know we purchased a trailer last winter and we have been nothing but using it to the max. So far we've done 4 camping trips 3 at Hazelmare and 1 at Cultas lake. We still have 4 more trips to go. The kids have been doing really well with the sleeping arrangements ,but the first nights with Noah are awful. But I do get to have a nap the next day to catch up which is a real treat. I really enjoy having breakfast together in the mornings and going for walks and a little bit of hiking to. Last weekend Ella did a pritty big hike that took us about 45 mins to finish. She surprised me and did really well with just holding Daves hand. I swear that girl has strong legs. Great job girl :)

We're still playing baseball 2 games a week and 1 on weekends. Know that I'm a stay home mom I find I'm even busier than I have ever been. Noah just turned the big 1 on July 2nd. He's beginning to pull himself up on the furniture and has even stood on his own for a few moments. His personality is just like a boy, sweet and cuddly but when he's mad he throws things around. He's very attached to mommy since I'm will both kids 247. He's a great sleeper when he's not teething. Eating can be a challenge ,he hated picking things up. Only cheerios he'll pick up everything else he throws to the ground and wants it off his tray. I know your my baby but I don't plan to feed you forever kids ;)

Ella.....she is a handful! I love you sweetie but I really hope the troubled three's are going to be over soon. She has a big heart and is very loving but it's been tough love and lots of whining with tantrums. Having a little brother around is a good thing, they play well together and it keeps her busy. She started Gymnastics and she's really good at it. The couch even suggested to put her in the age 4 group next time. But I'm not going to rush things. She's loving it and we'll be starting again next month.

I have been working from home cutting hair and doing a lot of highlights. I now know I really made the best choice for me to stay home and work from here. Its been busy and people are looking for me, and that's a good sign that people are happy with the work. yahoo... I would love the next house to have a basement or a separate space to put in a salon.Perhaps I'll just call it "JO JO's". hee...

Dave has been a busy guy with phone call after phone call in the office. With the great weather he's been working with the door open so the sun can shine through onto his office floor. Ever so often he's able to come out and kick the ball around with Ella and swing Noah on the swings. We have had many lunches on the patio together and even a few times getting the lawn cut while I listen for the phones.Hee...We just had our 5th year being married.So we decided to do something different as a couple and we picked to go indoor rock climbing. It was awesome! I seriously could do it every weekend. Then we went for a nice quiet dinner.Just what a couple needs.I truly can't believe how the time has past.And how much we have been able to do in the last 5 years.

Well I know I haven't been blogging as much as I would like to. But I hope to do more in the future. Talk to you all soon again.

Friday, May 6, 2011

May already!!

I can't believe it's already May ,the time goes by so fast when your home with the kids. Everything is doing great,and we're doing a lot of things we wouldn't be able to do if I was working. May is going to be a great start of our summer/Spring, camping is just around the corner starting us off on the May long weekend.It will be the very first time we get to use our new trailer. I have been busy cleaning and organizing and adding away. While Dave and his Dad have been getting the brakes, hitch and new tires all done to be in the best shape to travel in. We just can't wait any longer!!!! But here is a few things we have been up to in the mean time :)

Happy Spring everybody!!

Hiking with Auntie Trisha and Cousin Erin and kids.

Noah all pooped out by the end of it,so cute!

Ella started Gymnastics in the new building they just built in Ladner.The viewing area is awesome for us moms and dads.

Ella doing her stretches

Her favorite part is for sure the trampoline time,nice bum drop girl!

Ella and Uncle Brad at little Nick's 3rd birthday BBQ

The Easter bunny visiting Ella

Stickers,books and candy.She ended up giving almost all the candy and chocolate way to people. She's not much of a chocolate girl,good thing!

This is Noah smiling away ,when he should of been sleeping. Rosie checks and teething ...can't you tell!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


I have made a big decision to become a stay home mom for a few years. I feel like it's the right thing for me and the kids. Ella's out of daycare and home full time with me and Noah. I enjoy taking the kids to play groups around town and I'm meeting a lot of new family's and their kids. We have been going to parks, play groups and lunches with other family's at the home's. Everything to visiting family and friends,walking to grandmas work, going to the bird sanctuary, swimming at the local pool, feeding ducks ,gardening, walking around the crescent and picking up garbage(Ella walks around says"save the planet",hee),going to the library,jumping in puddles and chatting to the neighbors. We're out of the house by 9am most days ready for anything the day will give us. There are some days that are challenging but most days are really... great! I can't imagine even going back to work in a salon. But I could never stop doing what I'm doing. I love what I do and I believe I'm good at it. So I'm working for home, I may never go back into the salon atmosphere again. I want to work to become a home salon. The next house will have a salon space just for me. I can't wait! So you all can know call me a SAHM(stay at home mom).

Monday, April 18, 2011

April Fun!

Ella just woke up from a nap and her hair looked so beautiful ,I had to take a picture :
Easter egg time,Ella waited very patently for the colors to melt

This is the only way to color eggs all at once

A fun afternoon with her cousin's,silly girls

Abby playing with Noah ,he was so excited

So cute! I just love this picture :)

Auntie Sarah watched Noah from the side of the pool ,so Ella and I could go swimming. Was fun!

Ella's view of her strawberry shortcake girls.They totally smell the same as they did in 1985ish.

Ella with her famous mickey mouse pancakes on her morning of her birthday.What a face!

Ella 2nd year with her pancakes

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Ella's Under the Sea 3rd Birthday Party

All her party Friends for her 3rd Birthday Ella's Ariel cake

Know and Then

Know, 3rd Birthday
Then ,2nd Birthday

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Noah getting older and Ella's turning 3

Noah 9Months Old Ella almost 3, supporting her home team with Dad
He has 4 teeth. Rolls over and can sit on his own. He's a smiling, fun and playful little man. He loves to eat everything from A to Z. But mostly loves to have his big sister dance and play with him. Ella piles huge amounts of toys on top of him,he doesn't seem to mind ;) He's one that can't not miss his morning nap. Will after stay up for the rest of the day and be down to bed for as early some days as 5:30pm(but not always mama's). He's my growing boy and I really hope he doesn't grow to fast. He's my last baby and I'm going to love every moment.

My sweet Ella is turning 3 on April 8th. I can't believe how much she's become in only 3 short years. Ella is one focused and determined little girl. Her way or the highway. It's been a struggle having to learn she can't conquer the world at her age. She's my little ball of fire and she's all Mine! Can't wait to make you your mickey mouse pancakes the morning you turn 3. It's going to be a great year sweetie.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Before and After

Bri Before
Brave Bri

Bri After
This is our good friend Bri, she's been grown her hair long to donate to locks of love. A company that makes human hair out of wigs for cancer patients. It was so much fun and she was so brave.Thanks Bri and the opportunity.