Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Our Christmas 2015 ♥

This Christmas marked our last as a family of three and you know what, it was probably our loveliest Christmas ever. It was a simple but perfect time with the three of us enjoying the majority of the festive season alone. We tried to make this Christmas as special as we possibly could for Tyler Lee and it was great as he understood about Santa and the toys he would be bringing on Christmas morning, it's so lovely when the little ones understand what's going on and get all excited for the surprises they have in store on Christmas Day.

Our Christmas actually began the day before Christmas Eve. Jacek and I attended our 20 week scan in the hospital and got to see the baby again, that was an early Christmas present in itself. Children aren't allowed in the pregnancy clinic so we left Tyler Lee with my mam and he had a great time with her putting wreaths on the graves of our dearly departed, visiting the dogs I minded in the summer months - where he got a big bag full of toys and his Nana gave him his gift - his first ever bike and helmet, which he absolutely loves. We won't be seeing my mother again until the New Year so she spent some time with us that day and it was lovely to catch up.

On Christmas Eve Jacek had to work the whole day, something he has to do every year, so we gave Tyler Lee his Christmas Eve basket in the morning. He was delighted with it, especially with all the sweet treats we popped in there for him and he was dancing around the sitting room with the Lush bath wand singing songs! Once Jacek had gone to work I made us some hash brown toasties and we watched some of The Santa Clause, although Tyler Lee never sits through a whole film, he's always too full of beans! As it wasn't raining (yet!) I decided to take Tyler Lee out to my parents yard so that he could learn to ride his new bike. He was far more interested in the sheep, chickens and seeing what his uncle was up to and then it rained so that ended the lessons for the day! We then visited my grandparents - or Mr. and Mrs. Biscuits as Tyler Lee calls them because they always give him biscuits, and I had a catch up with my Nan before we headed home to wind down for bed and Santa's arrival.

We sprinkled the reindeer food out the back garden for Rudolph, had dinner and then Tyler Lee had his traditional Christmas Eve bath before getting into his new pyjamas. We watched The Snowman and afterward The Snowman and the Snowdog, with Tyler Lee falling asleep cuddled up in my arms before it ended. It was such a lovely moment and my favourite part of Christmas Eve, I sat cuddling him for a little while.

On Christmas morning Tyler Lee gave us a lie in until twenty to eight - the best Christmas gift ever! We then went down to the sitting room to see what Santa has left him and this year he was overwhelmed with everything too, not knowing what to do with everything and hesitant to unwrap the gifts. He took a shine straight away to his cleaning set, dinky cars and Sylvanian Families tree house. I'm so glad he loved everything and he's had hours of fun since playing with them all.

Once we had had breakfast and got ready we visited my grandparents house - my favourite part of Christmas Day as I love seeing everyone. Everyone was in great spirits and we were all catching up, enjoying some delicious homemade sausage rolls - my favourite, chocolates and drinks. We didn't leave there until ten to three and then we had to go straight out to my parents house where we were having dinner with my stepfather, brother and his girlfriend - who Tyler Lee is besotted by! Dinner was lovely and we all had a laugh with each other, you can't beat some banter at the dinner table! At six o' clock we had a very tired and cranky little boy so we decided to head home. He fell asleep in the car, he was exhausted from all the fun and surprises of the day. Jacek and I finished off our Christmas Day by watching the soaps and almost falling asleep on the couch - a typical Christmas Day night!

This Christmas I didn't take as many pictures as I'd have liked as I was too busy enjoying the moments with my family, instead of looking in from the outside with my camera. We didn't eat lots of chocolate or sweets, in fact, the stockings are left untouched to this day! We didn't get to relive some traditions - such as reading bedtime stories to Tyler Lee on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, but you know what, our festive season was perfect and just how I wanted it to be, full of quality family time, happy memories and all those little moments that make life special.


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  1. Pictures are just too cute x https://champagneinateacup.wordpress.com/

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  2. Sounds like a really lovely Christmas, and it's so fun when they start to realise the magic. My daughter has already started asking when it'll be Christmas again, and whether we can leave a mince pie and a carrot out... :)

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  3. Looks and sounds like you guys had such a lovely and enjoyable Christmas and I think when they are simple they are more lovier. Tyler lee looks absolutely gorgeous.

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  4. I love the photos you've share in this post and I also like the fact that you got to spend more time enjoying the moments instead of behind a camera. I think sometimes I tend to be behind a camera 24/7 and miss out on just enjoying the moment instead. I didn't take as many photos this year as I normally do either and felt fine that way. I am glad you had a lovely Christmas! I hope your New Year is just as lovely! xx

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  5. Sounds like a magical Christmas! He will look back with fond memories I'm sure. And Sylvanian rules - he might start getting sylvanians every year like I did! Glad to hear everything going well x

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  6. Tyler Lee is precious in that gold crown - that you for sharing your beautiful Christmas with us! I am very happy you and your family had lovely Christmas and I wish you and your growing family and happy and healthy 2016! PS - I love your wrapping paper!

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  7. It sounds like a fab Christmas. Things will be different next Christmas for you. I guess only better. I love your son's hair. He looked very happy at Christmas. Angela

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  8. I like that you lived in the moment I think that is really important especially these days with digital tech. Looks like you had a precious Christmas

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  9. Sounds like you had a lovely day, it will be our last as a 3 as well! I didn't take as many pictures as I wanted too and always feel a little bad, but you raise a very good point about not living the moments behind the lens! Love that he fell asleep in your arms on Christmas Eve - very cute x

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  10. Love your pictures. Christmas was quiet around my neck of the woods which was odd because I am use to a lot of people but most stayed to themselves this year

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  11. What a special time with it being your last year of "three", but how exciting to know next year will be four! He's absolutely adorable as he's enjoying his many gifts. The toys I see there look really interesting to play with. I think it's great that you focused on the moments, not the pics of everything, by the way.

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  12. It sounds like you had an amazingly lovely Christmas. I can remember 2 Christmas when I was pregnant and I sat thinking wow this time next year our family will be plus 1.... it was always such a surreal moment. Thanks so much for sharing this glimpse into your family...

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  13. What a lovely Christmas you had! I always feel a bit out of step with Christmas in Denmark because they celebrate on the 24th, and Americans (me) and Brits (hubby) celebrate on the 25th. No matter how long I've lived here, it just doesn't ever feel like proper Christmas.

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  14. Awww it does look and sound as though you guys had such a lovely and enjoyable Christmas x

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  15. Wonderful photos of your Christmas! Your kids is adorable - love the natural curls!

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  16. I love the pictures of your child ! It sounds like you really did have the best Christmas. I can taste those homemade sausage rolls. Oh how I miss those!
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  17. It sounds like such a lovely holiday! And congratulations on your bun in the oven :) That's so wonderful that you all get to be around the sheep and the chicken!! So fun.
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  18. That looks like a lovely Christmas, and would you look at those curls? They're tremendous. How lovely.

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  19. Christmas this year was a bit lonely for us because my mom is sick. We didn't have decorations at home and the ambiance is just not at best. It's so cute when Tyler Lee waits for Santa. We used to also do that when we were kids. :)

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  20. It is a beautiful thing to see little children get extremely excited over the concept of Santa. Seeing them still 'believe' is magical. OMGoodness, that sack that says "Tyler Lee from Santa" is tooo cute. It really looks like Santa left it there.

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