We are Team G. Our family is not story-book perfect (those families are only in the movies, or on the Prairie)
We wrestle, we argue, we whinge with the best of them... but we are determined that good times outweigh the bad 10-1; that our kids grow up secure, knowing they are loved; that they have plenty of great memories of fun and silliness to bring a warm fuzzy glow when they look back on their childhood.
We're working on it. In the meantime we like to crazy-dance in the kitchen, dress up at the slightest provocation and have takeaways and DVDs on a Friday night cosied up in our PJ's...
T H E K I D S . . .
He can be very charming with young ladies and has been known to waltz and pour tea. Dash is a fussy eater who would munch happily on junk food all day if I let him.
My favourite thing with Dash: Bedtime Snuggles and Chats after Dark
A girly girl who gives the boys a run for their money, Miss Fab is kindhearted, generous and eager to please. She is also a sucker for Sharpay Evans - so HSM is banned from our house until further notice.
My Favourite thing with Miss Fab: Long squishy cuddles, kissing her velvety cheeks and playing "I love you more..."
Scrag: Two years old, Scraggy is our baby. He is a bundle of joy, a character, a laughing charmer. Scrag loves choo-choos and cars.
T H E H U B B Y . . .
Mr G: Tall, platinum and handsome, Mr G is my younger man (the platinum George-Clooney look is very appealing, but has only been in evidence since having kids!)
Favourite thing with Mr G: Drinking wine on the couch watching re-runs of British comedy series like Auf Wiedersehn Pet and Benidorm. And being wrapped in his big tall strongess when I am scared. That's all you're getting - this is a family blog!
Some Family Adventures:
T H E G R A N D P A R E N T S . . .
Nan & Grandad: My parents; they live in Palmerston North (which is too far away for my liking). Dad is a former-pastor, currently a postman. He had a heart attack last year which gave us all a scare.
Grandma (a.k.a. Winnie): Mr G's mum, who lives in Newcastle, England. Much too far away for all our liking. You could go a long way to find a better mother-in-law than mine! She is young hip and cool.
T H E O T H E R R E L L I E S . . .
My Siblings: I have two younger sisters and a brother, spread all over.
Aunty Kris, Uncle Craig and cousin Joel live in Auckland. Meet them here
Mr G's Sisters...
Aunty Sarah & Uncle Buzz; Aunty Anna & Uncle Mark live in Whangarei. Sarah and Anna are Mr G's sisters from Brown Grandad's second marriage. We went to Anna's wedding here...
The British Rellies:
There are lovely aunties, uncles and cousins untold in Newcastle, all bursting with love for our kidlets. Read about how we met them all here.