HAPPY BIRTHDAY CANADA !!!

Today our country is 145 yrs old …145 yrs old and still looking as beautiful as ever!

So i wanted to get the kids flags and maybe canadian flag tattoo’s & i got them sparkling stick to light outside after bath time while we try and catch a glimpse at the fireworks… 

So i walk in the store and they are sold out… Yep serves me right for being last minute again … 
So i got construction paper… popsicle sticks and scicors with glue and the kids made their own ❀
They turned out great and they enjoyed it while i enjoyed seeing them make em πŸ™‚

So before i rush off to my choas called life lol , here are a few pics we took today and guess who is 4 months old today…..

Yep booger is 4 months old today… and its his 1st Canada Day ❀



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After the rain , there’s always a rainbow….

So the past few days have been hectic for me as anyone close to me or that is on my facebook knows that its been rough this past week….

I had a little cash crisis , fight with my boyfriend , learned that my dad’s health is not looking any better and infact getting worst and doctor’s STILL dont have an explanation… Phones calls of my oldest son’s dad telling me he wasnt sure when he could bring nate down and my only ride was my dad so with his health driving is out of the question…. then FINALLY wednesday he calls to say he’s on his way down with him …
I picked him up with gabby’s dad in aylmer and brought him home.

I have all 5 kids with me and i feel like with everything that went wrong this week i am no longer feeling like something is missing, i feel whole and busy and i love feeling busy espexially with my kids . Today i made them letter pancakes for breakfast ❀ they each got the first letter to their first names and they loved it !

I used cookie cutters to make the bears and a heart shaped one for nicolas’s heart shaped one … So we have Nicolas ( blue plate) , Nathaniel , Gabrielle & Maxime
Then they made crafts while me and the mister cleaning the appartement
I Wanted to take a second to thank all of you who liked my facebook page , i cant believe we have over 100 likes already! It feel awesome to know my blog interests some and that could be read by many πŸ™‚
If ever you guys wanna discuss specific topics or ask me any question on anything wether it be parenting , cleaning , cooking,girly stuff please send an e-mail and it will be a plesure for me to read your email and answer to it πŸ™‚
I am also going to be having a GIVEAWAY
I make digital memory montages … Its a great way to cherish your favorite pictures forever πŸ™‚
Anyways , since the likes on facebook blew up in the last week i am going to be offering one FREE 8X10 Montage to 5 lucky readers So be on the lookout for that , a post will be up in a few details with info on how to enter…
Have a great Canada Day weekend to all my fellow Canadians!!!!
Be safe , Drink responsibly and Be nice to your neighbours….. you never know… it could be me πŸ˜›

Heat wave + 7 + appartement = HELL

Yup yup …. i got a glimpse at what hell is with this heat we’eve been getting the past few days … it’s HORRIBLE! I have a 5000 btu a/c in the dinning room and its working but not enough to shoont in the hallway for the bedrooms and my apartement is so cramed up that with 2 adults, 4 kids + the cat = One heck of a sticky situation…. So the bath will be our pool today and i hope the day goes by fast cuz on days like this it SUCKS to have kids under 10 that dont understand when you tell them its not YOUR fault its sooo hot…Just like it aint your fault that the doodlebops are over …. They think im the maker of it all haha…. So yeah my dad is really sick , he has major heart failure along with other health issues … it kills me to see my dad go like this , it physicly hurts me … like seriously it does. Im just ready for his suffering to end , i love him but i cant be selfish & keep him here while hes suffering so much…. Only god knows why…… Keep yourselves & your kiddos cool!! xox Martine

Hey guys! Sorry i didnt post this last night , i fell asleep haha… Yup thats what happends when your worn out… So i recently got a new job and wow i LOVE it … i work with the elderly , i am a waitress in the kitchen for a retirement home. I love it because , i get paid to smile, greet people and hear their amazing life stories, serve them food and clean up … So basicly my MOM training helped me tons BUT what really helped me was the fact that a long time ago my grandparents ran the kitchen in a retirement home and i grew up watching my mom do what i do now and also they had a catering service up until 2007 and i worked alot for them back then too …. I love my job , i am so thankful i found something i love to do at a young age . I just hope they love me as much as i love them and they keep me around . this week is my week OFF!!! Im enjoying every minute…. but im also on call , so if anyone decides to not go in… well i am called to come in , so im trying to get everything i need done here , dishes, laundry, keeping this place undercontrol and clean cuz when i get off work the LAST thing i wanna do is cleaning… especially since im on my feet during my whole shift runing around , serving tables , cleaning up , re-setting the tables…etc…. SO now your caught up with that and why i havent been around too much. Now my vent about this weather…. I HATE this weather, sticky icky , humid and hot….. it makes the kids irritable , unhappy and turns them into wild animals…. and well that makes mommy on edge alot cuz i cant stand the heat much less stand kids that also cant stand the heat… The planet is going to shits is what i think….. i dont even wanna think of how hot its gonna be when my kids reach my age .For as far as i can remember , every year it gets warmer… and more humid…. Man oh man do i ever regret complaining about the snow last winter because id rolld myself in it now. So lots to do today …. so little time , while the kids arent awake yet im gonna go catch up on it… Hope you all have a great week and ill try and check in before the weekend… ANOTHER BIG THANK YOU!!!! To all who joined and liked my facebook page , thoses who shared… you are awesome!!!! Thank you so much for letting me know that im not this crazy lady who talks to herself lol….. Much Love xoxoxox And Happy Belated Birthday to all the Dad’s , Daddy’s , Papa’s , Grandpa’s , Nono’s & Fathers πŸ™‚

Quick Update : So Sorry for not being on so much BUT i got a new job and i LOVE it! I work in a retirement home for the elderly , i love my new job although my legs and lower back hate it lol. My Baby girl graduated from pre-k last week , i went to her ceremony where she got her diploma πŸ™‚ and she put on a show with her little classmates for all the parents and that was too freaking cute! I cant stay on long but i just wanted to thank everyone that shared my blog, read my blog and commented… also thoses who liked my Facebook page πŸ™‚ I will be back tomorow with a more detailed update , pics and more… stay tuned πŸ™‚ Have a great saturday everyone!

A day in my shoes……

*Yawn* Ever had the days where you wake up and feel like not doing anything at all but then you sit , look around and you can’t just do nothing like you’d want to ? And then it starts , kids are hungry , dress them , get sippy cups ready , 2nd cup of coffee at this point …. youve already asked them 5 times to stop fighting on the couch because one is takking up more space then usual to watch cartoon , sometimes i wish i had colored tape i could tape lines and keep them seperated so i wouldnt have to go through this routine every morning…. Then the baby is up , hes whaling for his bottle and to be charged but then my 20 month old decides its time to throw his bowl on the ground … then the two older kids are fighting on who eats faster then the other …. so again i wish i had something i could do to seperate them so they can just eat and get on with the day . But of course we still have the whaling baby to tend to so choas continues. I Finally get the bottle warm enough and get my 20 month old’s mess cleaned up and get him some dry cherios instead , dry is better then wet on the floor i just washed the night before…. Then i get baby changed and feed him his bottle , after he burps and its back to sleep for him …. im thinking to myself: Alright! now i can just get the kids cleaned up and set them with a movie or puzzle and i can get some work done…right? … NO! My 3 yr old drops his milk on the ground the top of the sippy cup pops off and there is a milk puddle on my clean floor , so i clean that up and finally get them cleaned up and settled with a movie AND a puzzle… To Be Continued……

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Hey There !!! Long time no talk!! so much to catch up on ….
So while the kiddlets have quiet time with a movie and the wee little one is sleeping, i thought id attempt to blog a bit since ive been SUCKING at it i know , and im sorry … its just not always the right time to sit and blog when i have to program my 4 pairs of eyes , my spidy senses and still stay sane lol. 
SO … I hope all you Mommies had a TERRIFIC Mother’s Day weekend , Mine was fabulous !!!
My Daughter made me some bath salt balls at Pre-K and we all spent the day at my mother’s for a BBQ, Yummo! My dad grilled us some italian sausiges , hots dogs , kafta … my mom prepared us a nice salad , baked patatoes & hot buns and i made a cute last minute mother’s day cake ( heart shaped of course).
The kids went wild outside in the back yard , everyone got a chance to hold the baby and the day was beautiful weather wise, it felt like summer!!!
Me & My Daughter with the bath salt balls she made me ❀
My Sweet baby Boy , He will be 3 months old on the 1st of june … crazy how time flys!
My Daughter , My Son Max & Baby MikaΓ«l 
My Dad the cook 
My Mom in the purple & Her longtime Friend in the blue
Mikael sitting on his great grandma’s shoulders with a little help from Aunt Mimi
My Nicolas , my little man , this kid is a tough and rough kinda boy … and my little clown ❀
The kids enjoying a nice cool popsicle since its sooo hot out 
So As you can see we had LOTS of fun !
The sad part is this…. My ex didnt even get my son to wish me a happy mother’s day , i feel it wasnt my child’s responsibility to know when that day is and to remember to call me but his father knows how to remember and remind him since he most likely wished a happy mother’s day to his girlfriend that day…. But as they say , Karma is a b*tch and she will get you. I’ so done fighting with him and having to teach him how to be a parent. If he cant figure it out well then he can deal with karma , i gave him the easy choice to deal with me but he chose karma and let me tell ya that she is WAY worst then me… πŸ˜‰ 
I Must gt back to my kiddys but i wanted to wish you all a great week and a happy belated mother’s day to all the mommies , i hope you all got reconised for the great mommys you are !!! 
xox
Martine

Organizing ….

Hey Guys! Sorry i’ve been so absent , getting caught up with my much needed laundry … im on day 3 of it actually… Yep ! 3 days… How do i have so much dirty laundry you ask? Well I got the spring/summer clothes out for the kids and mine so i’m re-washing everything as its been stored away all winter…I have to pick up a shirt or piece of clothing and smell the fabric softner …

So i’ve been doing that , caring for the kiddlets and catching up on my dvr recordings while i fold this horrible huge mountain of laundry. Today and yesturday were super hot days , well since friday really and so i try not to use the dryer too much cuz the appartement heats up real quick. It sort of sucks.

I hope you guys have had a good weekend and are starting off the week ok , tomorow gabrielle has pre-k and im gonna try to keep the boys occupied enough to clean their room and organise it better, the toys are just overwhleming , when it comes time to pick up the toys , they look so discouraged… and i don’t blame them because even i look at it and im like oh lordy …. I’m thinking of buying more storage furnisher for their bedroom and even switching their bedroom and give them my room , the demensions are better and i only use my room to sleep so in the meanwhile that we wait to move… it would be best for more space…

I found a Facebook Page that has many tips on how to organise your home… its AMAZING and such a lifesaver , sometimes im browsing the wall pictures and im like …” hey , why didnt i think of that? ” & ” Thats clever” .. So im going to share them with you today ! A Mum ‘n the Oven

Have a great week….

Being ME

Goodmorning !

I firstly would like to thank everyone that actually takes the time to read what i write and took the time to like my facebook page . I really appreciate it ! I made this blog to let everything out … to not have any skeletons in my closets and also to share the experience of my life with 5 kids.This leads to me what im gonna say next….

I am ME.

Thats it and thats all , i am human . I cuss , i am loud when i want to and i say it like it is. Ive struggled so long with hiding myself from the world, figuring taht my opinion and thoughts werent important to others and just kept to myself. Ive faced the feeling of not speaking my mind, agreeing with someone to avoid conflict and it just made me so stressed out and sad . So i said F*ck it , i can hide who i am and my opinions are just as important as anyone and if it was normal to hide away and not speak up , the world would be a very quiet place. So This blog is my release , my therapy if you will. A place where i have superhero powers and i can be ME. Its so hard to please everyone and its impossible at times and people need to know thats okay. Society makes it very hard for the average person to be themselves, because of all the judging and full of stuborn strong believers that their way is best.

It makes me sad . So i decided to blog about everyday stuff that goes through my mind, i am very random and i talk alot once i get into it , so my posts may be long at time but i promiss i will try my best to not waste your time.

Another way of relief is my message board friends . They are like a sisterhood for me . The place is called Sugar and Spice  , we are all a group of women that post on this forum and we all got to know each other pretty well . Theres a ton of posts to read and reply to , theres a diet board for thoses of us who wanna lose wieght but need support and can motivate others at the same time … theres a mommy section , activitys and games . All and all just a group of awesome down to earth women having some conversations , support , motivation , sharing life experiences and making new friends. No we are NOT a group of lesbians… ( i have NOTHING againts the gay comunity , to each their own ) So don’t be fooled by the sexy woman layouts and the fact that its a woman only group… Think of us like your average forum of women but with some SAS πŸ˜› Promoting strong beautiful women πŸ™‚ And i love theses girls, be warned we are potty mouths  but thats why i love this place… i can be ME. Check it out , unless your a close friend or relative  LOL . No but seriously , relatives… no lol this is my space … my padding room lol

So yeah that about does it for whats on my mind right now… gonna go change little man’s diaper and then get a few hours sleep! Morning to thoses who are waking up!