Saturday, December 27, 2014

Our Christmas 2014 ♥

I hope everyone has had a lovely Christmas (if you celebrate it, of course), ours was quite simple and quiet, a time to just spend time as a family and take a break from everything and for me that included a much needed break from blogging (the 12 Days Of Christmas Blogging Challenge really burnt me out), I really couldn't justify blogging on Christmas Day or St. Stephen's Day, it just wouldn't seem right to me. For me Christmas was a time to take a breather, reflect on what's important and spend lots of time with my boys - and that's exactly what I did.

 Our Christmas Eve was very quiet. Jacek had to work all day so we decided to give Tyler Lee his Christmas Eve basket early in the morning, I wish we could had done this before he went to bed but I really wanted Jacek to be there when he saw everything too. Tyler Lee was most impressed with his chocolate buttons - I swear this boy has a real sweet tooth! We then watched my favourite Christmas film The Grinch and just spent a lazy day together. My boy also spent ages in the bath with his LUSH Christmas Eve bath bomb, he wouldn't get out of the bath he loved it so much! We finished the day watching The Snowman and the Snowdog, something we have to watch before Tyler Lee goes to bed on Christmas Eve, I think it's a Christmas Eve institution really! After some bedtime stories it was time for Tyler Lee to drift off to sleep and await Santa Claus' arrival whilst Jacek and I exchanged gifts as part of his Polish tradition. We got so many lovely things from each other and my family on Christmas Day, more on my gifts to come in a separate post.


 Our Christmas morning began early when Tyler Lee awoke at quarter to five, he must have know Santa Claus had come. We lay in bed together for awhile, Tyler Lee was so happy that his Daddy was there too because he's usually at work when he wakes up, then went downstairs to show him all his surprises. I decided to record the moment on camera this year instead of just taking pictures as I think the video will be lovely to look back on in years to come. I think Tyler Lee was rather overwhelmed by everything Santa left for him, he was so happy with everything though, especially his new In the Night Garden characters and his kitchen - he hasn't stopped playing with them all since, it's so lovely to see him enjoying everything.

  After all the fun of playing with toys we got ready and went to visit my grandparents house - a Christmas tradition for us. All of our relatives were there and it was great to chat, exchange gifts and enjoy some wine, I must say I was slightly 'happy' heading to my parents house for dinner, but sure it was Christmas after all! Dinner at my parents house was so delicious, if I had it now I'd eat it all again. Christmas dinner has to be the best dinner of the year for sure but I surprised myself by not being over-indulgent with the treats like I have in other years. I've only had a few Cadbury's Roses and biscuits - very strange for me! After spending the rest of the day with my parents and brother it was time to head home and put myself and Tyler Lee to bed, we were exhausted - Jacek stayed up watching films, I wish I had had the energy to watch the Christmas Day soaps, I missed them this year again...

St. Stephens Day was another very quiet one for us. After a lazy morning of watching films and playing with Tyler Lee's toys we went to my parents house for dinner again. We tried to get some family photos but Tyler Lee was having none of it, we had to settle for snaps of Jacek and I instead. When we got home I did some online shopping (I couldn't resist the LUSH sale!) and finally got to watch some of the soaps and see all the drama - seriously, can no one have a nice Christmas in soapland?!

As you can see our Christmas 2014 was a rather quiet but family orientated one. Hopefully next Christmas I won't be so tired and will be able to enjoy Christmas Day in full without going to bed early! I wish we could have had more family days like this during Christmas time but Jacek went back to work today - the joys of working in retail!

I hope you and yours had a very Merry Christmas and that you'll have an even happier New Year!

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  1. Im glad you had a lovely day!
    Did you find the Lush sale a pain?
    I couldn't get the website to work until 4 in the afternoon!

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    1. Thank you! Yes I did, I tried in the morning and I kept getting a 503 error. I went on at 7 at night and got what I could get, the site kept crashing each time I opened a new product page - so annoying!

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  2. Sounds like a lovely Christmas! Lovely photos too....

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  3. Look like you had a lovely Christmas! xx

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  4. Aww sounds like you had a lovely christmas. I know what you mean about wanting more family days like christmas day. I love all of your photos too. x

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  5. I don't blame you for taking a break from blogging! I didn't blog on Christmas (I don't think) but thats because I had just taken a four day break while on vacation with my husband in Berlin. Glad your holiday went well!

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  6. Those curls on your little man kill me. He is so darn cute. I am happy you had a nice Christmas and here's to a great 2015!

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  7. To me it your quiet family Christmas sounds perfect. It looks like Tyler loved all of the toys - that bee looking thing was cute!
    Thanks for sharing and Happy New Year!

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  8. It sounds like you had an awesome couple of days with your family. Your son is so cute and is such a lucky lil one. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. That's the coolest kitchen set I've ever seen. It looks like something out of a Food Network setup.

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    1. It really is an amazing kitchen! My son's isnt nearly as cool.

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  10. Sounds like you had a very lovely Christmas! We didn't do much but it was great. I'm glad it's all over now though! Your little one is adorable!

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  11. Super cute! I'm glad your day went well. Your son is beyond adorable, by the way!

    Be well.

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  12. Awwww sounds like y'all had a pretty fabulous Christmas :):) such cute photos of the little one as well!!

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  13. Everything looks so beautiful. I love the play kitchen - I got my grandson one for his second Christmas and he loves it. He still uses it all the time.

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  14. Thanks for sharing. I'm glad you had a great day. Your son is a cutie pie.

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  15. That is SUCH a cute kitchen Tyler Lee got! My daughter got a kitchen as well, but it's nowhere near as fancy! :) It sounds like you had a fun Christmas without all of the fuss that sometimes comes with the holidays--just how I like them! :)

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  16. It looks like you had a wonderful day with your family! I LOVE that kitchen set! My son would go nuts over that. Your son is adorable! Love those little curls!

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  17. What a wonderful holiday! All of the gifts look amazing, especially that little kitchen!

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  18. Happy Holidays to you. Your family is beautiful. I mean really your Tyler Lee is ready for the runway. I love how much he is enjoying his kitchen. I am planning to buy my toddler one as soon as I can decide which one I love. Have a Happy New Year.

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  19. Ours too was simple and quiet with the family. We had dinner and opened our gifts on Christmas Eve. Hope your wish will come true next Christmas! More family time is the best!

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  20. It looks like you and your family had such a wonderful Christmas. Your little boy is so adorable with all those little curls and him at the piano

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  21. OMG, he is so adorable!!! Those curls!!! I'm sure he loved that cute kitchen set.

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  22. It is also a Christmas tradition of ours to visit both our maternal and paternal grandparents every Christmas and New Year's day to celebrate altogether with both families. Christmas dinner is the best! We had a simple and quiet Christmas as well but it has been fun and happy.

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  23. Wow, you had a plenty of gifts this Christmas! Tyler is so lucky to have a great Santa who surprises him with great stuff. The Night Garden characters and the kitchen looked lovely! If I were the kid, I would also play nonstop with these things!

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  24. Toys for days! My son loved unwrapped gifts this year. He just turned two and started to "get" it I think! He got a kitchen and blocks and legos too. We really like the wooden Melissa and Doug toys. Those are popular in our house!

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  25. What a great Christmas for you and Tyler Lee. He looks like the sweetest boy with his curly hair. And soo many gifts and fun things for him to do on Christmas. Your Christmas was a very blessed time.

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  26. I love that you bought the cutiepie a kitchen! We were nervous about it, with someone in the family stereotyping it as a "girl's toy" and I thought- what in the hell?! Bobby Flay is certainly not a girl! :P
    My Dad's a chef and it does a boy some good to get familiar with a stove. Maybe, had my hubby been purchased a kitchen when he was little, the man could make rice lol
    We bought my nephew one for Christmas- he's three and was THRILLED!

    Your son's adorable. Gah, those curls are cute!!

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  27. So glad you had a wonderful Christmas! Your cutie pie is so adorable - love that you got him a little kitchen!

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  28. I think it's great that your holidays were all about family. I think that's how it should be. :)

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  29. That toy kitchen is TOO cute! So glad you had a great holiday!

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  30. awww bless Tyler lee must have really loved his presents, its always good to spend such important times with the family. We had a relaxed one too, we went to visit my brother last saturday then on christmas day we went to church then christmas dinner then we slept lol happy and relaxing day

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  31. We had a wonderful Christmas spent with family. Looks like you had a wonderful one too. The little one is so cute, by the way. Love his curly hair.

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  32. Looks like a fun Christmas! My boys use to love playing with their little kitchen, to this day they love to cook! The video is simply adorable.

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  33. Sounds like you had a great Christmas. I can not believe your son was up at 4:45! That is so early. My kids are much older and I had to wake them up at 930. We had a nice Christmas as well.

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  34. Those pictures are so adorable! Sounds like you and your family had a really great Christmas! Happy New Year!

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  35. That sounds like the ideal Christmas day to me! We spent the day with family and enjoyed the time together.

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  36. We bought our little boy a kitchen this year too but I couldn't find a nice wooden one!! Where did you get yours?? We had to settle for a plastic one but he loves it all the same!

    Tyler Lee looks like he had a lovely Christmas

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  37. Your son looks so cute. All those pictures are really awesome. The decorations you had made for Christmas is simply great too. Glad to know that you had a fantastic day with your family.

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  38. What amazing photos of your family time. Thanks for sharing your Christmas. I'm in love with that little kitchen. Your little boy will have so much fun with it all year long.

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  39. We had a quiet(er) Christmas this year too. We've been trying to simplify this year. I'm glad that you had a nice holiday too!

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  40. a quiet xmas is a nice xmas ;) we have 3 kids - so quiet is a stretch - but it was much more lowkey this year. Love the video :) thanks for sharing and happy new year!

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