The Stanway Family Mix

Once upon a time, a long time ago, there was just Mummy and me
Then along came Mark, my wonderful dad, to make us a fabulous three
Then Jake was added into the mix and Rhys decided to arrive
So we went from being a fabulous three to being a fantastic five
Since we’ve all been together the love has grown and grown
And I’m sure Daddy’s much happier now than when he was on his own!
He’s lucky he’s got Mummy she really is quite a find
She looks after all of us and is caring, thoughtful and kind
And Daddy works very hard too and is also good at cooking
And both of them seem to think the other is really quite good looking!
I think they both like friends and fun and walking most of all
But we prefer to go to the park and kick around a ball
We know they do so much for us which is why we’re really glad
That we’re here to share this special day as Mummy marries Dad
It’s the joining of friends and relatives too – all our kith and kin
With nannies and grandads and cousins and aunts all of them mixed in
It’s the finishing touch to our family – we’ll all be just the same
As Mummy and me and the other three will finally have the same name!

For Russ

Russ, it’s official, you’re now married to our mum
You said your vows, out loud, in front of everyone
You’re part of the family, our main man
And we’ll try to welcome you as best we can
We love your cuddles you give out bear hugs galore
And I know more about cars than I ever did before
You’re a good listener, I always tell you stuff
And when it comes to your chilli, we can’t get enough
As the man about the house, you’ve got what it takes
Although you’re still quite shocked by how early Sam wakes
You’ve got to be the tidiest person we have ever met
But it was you that dropped the paint tin, which we’ll never forget
We’re glad that you came along and that you’re here to stay
Although Mum’s had to teach you, you don’t always get your way
We know you’re going to be very happy, we can feel it in our bones
Although it will be a little weird that Mum is Mrs Jones
We love having you around, and love everything you do
And even love being Monster One and Monster Two
Thank you for being you and for being in our life
We’re so proud and happy that Mum is now your wife
And you can be happy too, as now you’re through our door
We think you’re probably more Welsh than you ever were before!