My name is Georgina. I am Australian. I recently relocated to Greenwich CT after 6 years living in New York City. I live with my partner John and our two sweet girls - 4 year old Charlotte and almost 2 year old Alexandra. Oh, and let's not forget the fur-baby Winston. Welcome to my corner of the internet. I hope you brought cake.

Georgie Girl

You can’t expect to be happy all the time, he told himself. Then he revised that. No, he thought, the important thing is to take what you’ve got, no matter what that is, and find a way to make a happy life out of it somehow. Character in the book I’m reading at the moment.
Are we going to eat fluff at the fair? Charlotte, 4 years old. No wonder the kid is confused when I call it fairy floss and John calls it cotton candy.

My blog

When I first started my blog people would ask me, but what do you blog about?

And I thought it was a weird question because there was SO MUCH to blog about.

And I loved doing it.

It evolved from a place to share my life in NYC with my friends and family who are scattered around the globe to a diary of sorts that captured my feelings on my first pregnancy and new motherhood.

(I’m sure it was the typical HAVE BABY, KNOW EVERYTHING blog for a while there…..cringe).

I’ve shared so much on this blog and eventually when I didn’t love doing it as much I persevered, albeit less often, because I saw it as a scrapbook for our family’s memories.

I’ve been almost silent on my blog recently. I just cannot be bothered.

And now I’m one of those people asking the question, but what do you blog about?

So this is not a shutting-down-my-blog post because I really do hope to pick it back up again soon to continue keeping a family scrapbook (which I totally don’t mind sharing with the Internet at large).

But in the meantime until I possibly…..hopefully……get my mojo back I am on instagram (georgiegirlnyc) and if you miss my awesome (!) book recommendations come find me on Goodreads (username is georgiegirlnyc too - surprise!). Anything I rate 4 or more stars would make it onto my blog as a recommendation.

Seeya later!

Is it daytime at your house, Daddy? John is on a business trip and this was Charlotte’s first question for him on the phone tonight. She was fascinated by the fact that he was in a different time zone last business trip.

(Source: onebottleofpop, via sabine)

The long, shameful list of school shootings since Newtown

monkeychow:

Today’s school shooting at Reynolds High School in Troutdale, OR was the 74th since December 14, 2012.  That is horrifying and unacceptable. (Not to mention devastatingly sad for the families and communities shattered by this violence.)

What can you do to help create a safer country and put a stop to this epidemic of gun violence and death?  

Thank you. 

(via umcanyounot)

Jen sent me a link to this photo recently and I just love it.
I am dying to put bunk beds into Alex’s room once she outgrows her crib. I made the mistake of mentioning it to Charlotte and she also loves-loves the idea. In fact, she’s not very happy about the fact that the bunk beds will be in Alex’s room and not her room.
John has some valid reservations. He is worried about them falling off and injuring themselves, especially if they are horsing around on the top bunk. And also waking each other up in the night - almost every night one or both wakes up yelling for us. 
But oh the fun that they will have with bunk beds! 
What do you think? Do your kiddos have bunk beds or did you grow up with them?

Jen sent me a link to this photo recently and I just love it.

I am dying to put bunk beds into Alex’s room once she outgrows her crib. I made the mistake of mentioning it to Charlotte and she also loves-loves the idea. In fact, she’s not very happy about the fact that the bunk beds will be in Alex’s room and not her room.

John has some valid reservations. He is worried about them falling off and injuring themselves, especially if they are horsing around on the top bunk. And also waking each other up in the night - almost every night one or both wakes up yelling for us. 

But oh the fun that they will have with bunk beds! 

What do you think? Do your kiddos have bunk beds or did you grow up with them?

Future Hairdresser

Here’s a tip. Don’t leave your kid unattended with scissors for even a minute until after you explain that cutting her own hair is off limits.

It wasn’t until later in the day as I kept brushing her hair out of her eyes that I realized something was different. But you know what? She did such a great job! She gave herself these amazing side swept bangs. So if you need a hair cut I have a 4 year old that charges very reasonable rates.

It could have been so much worse. Look what I did to myself when I was 3 years old. I cut my bangs right off. I was basically bald.

brookesnooks:

this dress.

Plus the leather vest = perfect. 
Update: I stumbled across the photo on the Madewell website. You too can buy the entire outfit! Except you can’t. Because the dress is completely sold out. 

brookesnooks:

this dress.

Plus the leather vest = perfect. 

Update: I stumbled across the photo on the Madewell website. You too can buy the entire outfit! Except you can’t. Because the dress is completely sold out. 

(Source: pop-rocky)

Memorial Day Weekend 2014

Memorial Day Weekend is the unofficial start to Summer. And…Summer got the memo.

We were at the beach bright and early today. The plan was to only stay for a couple of hours but I received a text from a friend shortly after we arrived: We’re heading to the beach, want to come? My response: We’re already at the beach! Come join us!

So we stayed all day.

It was the perfect start to Summer.

Oh, and I got to meet a tumblr friend in real life for the first time (hi Stephanie!!) which is always so fun.

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