Wednesday, June 23, 2010


Nothing like packing up your house to move to make you REALLY See how much STUFF you have.

After only three years in this house we seem to have accumulated what looks like many years worth of STUFF, and this is after having a garage sale. I can only imagine what it would look like after several years in one house.

We have packed up pretty much everything, and have lived with just the "Essentials" for the past week. After doing that, it was plainly clear that we have just TOO MUCH STUFF, as we haven't touched the boxes, or even missed what was in them.

I am in for a serious de-cluttering session in the new house, which I hope to keep free from clutter (gotta love basements!) and I hope that this move will keep me from accumulating too much STUFF again. BUT, Seriously! Who am I kidding,
I am not one to resist a "SALE", and find it difficult to "part" with things, because I "just might need it one day". I really wonder if I have a mild case of the "hoardies"

In reality, though, That day has never come,so I really should get rid of things......SOMEDAY!!!

Does anyone else have this attachment to "STUFF"??

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Monday, June 21, 2010

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Friday, June 18, 2010

Who's your Daddy!

Life with a one year old as most of you know is unpredictable, as they are learning, exploring and making sense of their world.

My little J is soon to be 13 months and is learning to expand her vocabulary with each passing day. Her favorites are Uh-Oh, Dag-ge (Doggy), WOW, and of Course DADDY ( She is truly a Daddy's girl) I get the odd Mum-ma ( but always in a whiny tone and only when she wants something)

As she is making sense of her world, and testing out her words,it is truly adorable to hear her *talk*.

Now for the funny part, it is her willingness to use the word DADDY.
She of Course recognizes her own Daddy but that does not stop her from calling out to most other men we pass in the stroller, or meet in the grocery store and call them Daddy!

It happpened again today, but this time it was to one of our neighbours. I really hope the neighbours don't talk because she also has a "Daddy" who lives up the street, and I might start to get a reputation for getting around *LOL*

It is always good for a chuckle as the men we meet are often WAY older, I'm talking 70-80 years+, and she does not discriminate against different ethnic backgrounds as well.

So if it were up to her it seems Daddy is preferably an older man from a different ethnic background *grin*

It is funny that she has never said this to any younger guys. When it actuality her Mommy did "rob the cradle" but only by a year!

So as this Father's Day Approaches and little J celebrates her own Daddy, I am reminded how Special Daddies are for many little girls, I know my Dad will always hold a special place in my heart too.

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Wednesday, June 16, 2010



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I made these for my daughter's first birthday and they were definetely a hit.

Rice Krispie treats inside ice cream cones, and dipped in melted chocolate....Ymmmmmm!

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A Packing I will go!!!

Oh, the Joys of moving!! I think I had been a little bit in denial up until now about all of the things that still needed to get done in a very little time. Now that it is only a week and a half to go, I have to get moving (pardon the pun!)

Moving is always bitter sweet for me, I'm excited to get into a brand new home, but at the same time, I'm sad to leave our "starter" home where so many of our firsts happened.

Now, time to go and get packing!!

Monday, June 14, 2010


Welcome and thanks for visiting Listen, Learn and Grow.

I like to think of this blog as my place to share ideas, photos, and my family life but also as a place for me and others to learn, and grow by listening and sharing ideas.

Hey, I am a Mom now, but wasn't always one so I had a life before kids and now I have a life with kids. It's still my life but now it's grown to include more love, more fun, and yes more laundry, as if that was possible!

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