Sparkles & Stretchmarks: A UK Parenting & Pregnancy Blog: Tyne's 1st Christmas

Saturday, 28 December 2013

Tyne's 1st Christmas

As I have mentioned numerous times over the last few weeks....this was Tyne's very first Christmas.



As somebody who has always LOVED Christmas, I was incredibly excited about seeing my little man experience the Most Wonderful Time Of The Year for the very first time....

There were a few things we did in the week or so leading up to Christmas to help get us in the mood and get Tyne excited for the upcoming festivities....

We went to the local Victorian Evening and dressed up for the Nativity Scene photos....


We went to a pantomime performance of Jack & The Beanstalk - it was Tyne's first experience of the theatre and he LOVED it!! He squealed with delight the whole way through!


We wrote a letter to Santa...



We went on a steam train ride to visit Santa....



Which was fun, but I wasn't really happy with that being Tyne's First Christmas Santa Visit - I personally find it very sad that so many Santa's Grottos these days no longer allow the children to sit on Santa's lap - it's something I personally find sad and taking precautions way too far, I wanted to go to a traditional grotto where Tyne could sit on Santa's lap for a traditional photo - So we managed to find one in nearby Exeter!


I'm so glad we did as the photo we got is exactly what I had wanted!
I think its a magical image and it really captures the wonder in his face....Santa was lovely and his elves were very friendly and doted on Tyne. It was worth every penny and I'm so glad we made the effort to visit a better Grotto!

We also had the above photo put into a bauble for the tree which I think is a really special keepsake.

A few days before Christmas we went to a kids Christmas party at Aunty Laura's house...


On Christmas Eve we went to the crib service at a local church, which was really lovely  - it was a special service for children so we didnt need to worry about Tyne making a noise. His cousins were there too and it was lovely for them to get together on Christmas and remember the reason for the season as they sang Christmas songs and listened to the nativity story.


After church, Christmas Eve was spent getting bathed and into clean PJs....


Leaving out a mince pie and whisky for Santa, and a carrot for Rudolph...


And hanging out Tyne's sack for Santa....


And while he was sleeping,.....


Santa paid us a visit!



We were very excited for the morning....

Tyne woke up around 10 and we headed downstairs....he was delighted when he saw his train ... I was worried he might be too young for it but as soon as he sat on it he knew to hold onto the handles and he loved riding it without any help!

Then he set about opening the rest of his gifts...


He found all of his gifts very exciting!...



Santa was very kind to Tyne...

As well as Thomas The Tank Engine, Santa also brought...

*Frankie The Hank Whale
*Poppity Pop Dino
*The Gruffalo, Dear Santa, How Many Sleeps Til Christmas, Room On The Broom sound book, and Santa Is Coming To Devon books
*A wooden puzzle
*Neil The Seal
*Skip Hop Pull Along Owl
*Stuffed Brocolli toy from Ikea
*Wooden Xylophone
*Mega Bloks
*Laugh & Learn Puppy
*Happy Hopperz George Pig
*Aqua Draw
*Fisher Price Lion Walker
*VTech Smartphone

After all Tyne's gifts were opened, we exchanged family gifts...

Tyne was very kind to me!

He gave me chocolates, a jumper, a cute owl doorstop and a beautiful jewellrey box...


Which had this beautiful swarovski snowflake necklace inside!


Jon was also very kind to me and got me this...


Aaaahhh! I've wanted one for ages and have been enjoying it a lot!!

He also gave me some stocking fillers:

Socks, PJs, chocolates, books, a jewellrey holder, photo frame and...




Boxsets of The Middle and Modern Family...yay!

After all the presents we were looking forward to a lovely dinner!



After dinner we headed to my Mum & Dad's holiday apartment where my sister, nieces and nephew were also visiting so we could hang out and exchange gifts...









Tyne was very spoilt with gifts from my Mum & Dad, my sister and all of our family in Liverpool who sent gifts...

He loves his Car Walker from Nanny & Gagand....


And I'm sure he'll love all his other gifts too! I do not know where I'm going to keep them all!
Tyne was very spoiled by everybody as demonstrated by the photo above!

I was also very spoiled by Mum & Dad, they got me a Vintage Dressing Table and mirror (which I havent set up yet), £100 to spend in the sales and...


Placemats, little bottle of fizz cocktails, pjs, underwear, socks, a dressing gown, a lovely Shampoo gift set....


New towels, A set of Tefal pans, a city scape touch lamp, a Juicy Couture "Couture Lala" perfume set, Angel perfume (My favourite!) and a set of Enrapture Jumbo Rollers...which I'm so excited to try out!

After a busy Christmas Day, our boxing day was spent playing with Tyne's toys before heading over to my sister's house for a buffet dinner.


Tyne & I dressed up as Mummy & Baby Snowmen!



So all in all....Tyne had a lovely first Christmas!


 I really hope that everybody else had a lovely Christmas too....particularly all of the first Christmas babies and mummies out there!

87 comments:

  1. Aw looks like he had a brilliant first Christmas!! love the pic of him with Santa!

    Kerry @ Lived With Love | Parenting & Lifestyle blog

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  2. I love how you have told it in pictures as well. xx

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  3. Lovely photos looks like Tyne had a wonderful 1st christmas :) xx

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  4. Lovely post, looks like Tyne had a fab Christmas! Xxx

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  5. That Thomas Train looks amazing! I want one for my boys. Looks like a magical first Christmas and definitely one to remember!

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    1. Thanks Bex! The train is really fab, I wish I could ride it lol xx

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  6. ah looks like you had an amazing christmas and made it so special for Tyne! amazing! Lou xxx

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  7. awww Tyne is so cute and adorable! Looks like you all had a fab Christmas :)
    http://www.joannavictoria.co.uk/

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  8. O hope you al had a great Christmas. It looked like you all got lots of goodies off santa!

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  9. looks like a very special christmas

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  10. Such lovely christmassy pics of the family and looks like everyone got spoilt
    (kim neville)

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  11. What an amazing first Christmas for Tyne! How beautiful! You could make a beautiful scrapbook with those lovely pictures. :)

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  12. Lovely photos!

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  13. Awww fanatastic pictures and memories to treasure forever x

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  14. fab pics, such a special time x

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  15. Now that is how Xmas should be! Hope you have many more wonderful snugly warm family Xmases xx

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  16. Looks like you had a great Christmas

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  17. Looks like he had a great Christmas!

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  18. Wow some amazing gifts there and a fab dinner , making me hungry LOL, It was my nephews first Christmas too, amazing photos xxx

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  19. Some fantastic little outfits there!! Too cute! x

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  20. Cherish every minute. Time goes so quick. I love your family photo's. Beautiful.

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  21. Happy First Christmas, lots of lovely presents, what a very lucky little man x

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  22. Love this post. Looks like you all had a really special first christmas with your precious man. I am so pleased you found a lovely grotto, it is lovely to have a keepsake. Last year we had our photo made into a bauble, this year a snowglobe! Such precious memories xx

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  23. The photo of the lovely roast dinner made me really hungry!

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  24. charlotte clavier5 January 2014 at 13:49

    Looked like a great christmas. Yum your christmas dinner looked delic :) x

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  25. Such lovely photos, he looks so cute in his 'big boy' pj's. He was obviously a very good boy as to have received so many lovely presents. Thank you for sharing this special time with us :) x

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  26. WOW what a fabulous 1st Christmas! Gorgeous Pics! :) xx

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  27. Never heard the name Tyne before - it is lovely and he is gorgeous! :)

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  28. Ride on Thomas, what a lucky little man.

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  29. wow what a great Christmas you had judging by all your Lovely Photos, thank you for sharing we had a great Christmas to and already looking forwards to 2014 Christmas :)

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  30. The Victorian scene costumes are gorgeous! That is such a great idea! Never heard of anything like that befoe at Christmas and it is something I'll look out for in future! x

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  31. Great photos - lucky boy!

    Ashleigh

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  32. love the way he is looking at Santa! Good to see a Neil The Seal, we have bought one for our baby Grandson's birthday in Sept.

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  33. oh looks like you enjoyed christmas n wait til next year Tyne will really enjoy wrapping paper lmso

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  34. Christmas is more special with children.

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  35. Aaah, so cute! The 1st Christmas is always special, I enjoyed taking my niece around so many places and to see Santa this year :) xo

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  36. Looks like you had a fab Christmas!

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  37. Oh wow what a lovely 1st Christmas - it looks like you all had an amazing time and what wonderful presents :D x

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  38. Ah, it's all over now and I bet Tyne is enjoying all his presents. Thanks for sharing.

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  39. Look at all the prezzi's! We didn't get Oscar much as we still have a cupboard full of Stacey's old toys that can be passed on. I felt like a right meanie on Christmas Day though :'(

    Louise x

    Confessions of a Secret Shopper

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  40. Love looking at the present ideas. I always struggle with getting baby presents every year for nieces/nephews so some good ideas from what you got Tyne. Ohhh and I'm incredibly jealous of the Dolce Gusto machine.

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  41. What a lovely way to remember your 1st Christmas with Tyne. Christmas is such a special time when you have children. I remember our daughters 1st christmas, she loved the wrapping paper & boxes the most, lol:)

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  42. How do you like your Dolce Gusto? Amazing aren't they, I even bought another one to use at the salon :D

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  43. Wow, that's a mighty haul for such a little man, what a great Xmas for him.

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  44. Looks as though you had a fab Christmas .... love those little hoppers x

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  45. aww what a fab christmas, precious times xx

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  46. What a lovely Christmas you have had, I love the snowmen suits!

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  47. Looks like a really lovely christmas - and a gorgeous little boy there x great pics

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  48. Awww first christmas is always so magical and if tyne is anything like me too I bet he loved the wrapping paper

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  49. Looks like you had a wonderful christmas :)

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  50. What a lovely Christmas you had. Memories to treasure!

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  51. Great post loves to see the kids faces on Christmas morning nothing makes me happier

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  52. Elizabeth Haggerty6 January 2014 at 21:36

    what a lot of lovely presents he got

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  53. what a lovely day you had xx

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  54. I remember my eldest daughters 1st Christmas, she was 2 days old and I was shattered!!

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  55. aww what fab pictures! love the matching onesies! ha! x

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  56. Its looks like you had a great time and you won't forget Tyne's first xmas although he might not remember it !

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  57. It looks like you had a great time, you won't forget Tyne's first xmas even if he does !

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  58. I hope you dont end up with a house crammed full of thomas trains and tracks like me! We have visited Thomas Land so many times I have lost count....the tune is still going around in my head lol :)

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  59. He's at a great age for Christmas, got the inquisitiveness there and can have lots of fun!

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  60. Looks like you little family had a lovely 1st Christmas <3

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  61. Really nice taking a peep into someone elses Christmas world! Its just the two of us now and we do things very differently than other people. But your Christmas is more like the ones I used to know! ;-)

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  62. Looks like a great day was had by all! Lovely pictures

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  63. Looks as though you all had a great first Christmas together! I can't believe he sat through a pantomime at that age though - you are lucky in that respect. Our Cole (4yo g'son lives with us) suffers with his ears so won't go to the cinema - though he did finally go to the theatre with the school this year which means he may be improving :)

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  64. looks like you had a wonderful Christmas x

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  65. Wow, Tyne must have been a very good boy to have received all those wonderful surprises from Santa. We had a busy Christmas with lots of presents for my 4 beautiful puddings too :)

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  66. Wow-Santa was V generous-lovely pictures of happy memories.

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  67. Wow, what a haul Tyne got for Christmas! Looks like you all had a brilliant time!xx

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  68. Wow, what a fabulous 1st Christmas together x

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  69. Looks like Tyne had a wonderful Christmas. We took my boys to Sundown Adventureland to see Santa, I am hoping to keep them believing for as long as possible.

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  70. Love the little outfits they are gorgeous.. Looks like he loved all his presents from Santa especially the train set.. x

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  71. Awww it looks fantastic. Glad you all had such a fab time.
    Love the pic of Tyne on Santa's lap too.

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  72. looks like you also had a wonderful christmas :) x

    Natalie Gillham

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  73. You got some lovely xmas presents. The lunch looks amazing and Tyne is a cutie! xo

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  74. looks like u have a lovely christmas :)

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  75. stunning photos was my sons 5 th Christmas this year and blew the rest away

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  76. I just love his pjs, wouldn't mind some like myself!

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  77. I just love his pjs, wouldn't mind some like that myself!

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  78. My little ones here had more fun with the boxes at Christmas!

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