Christmas, Hospitals and First Tooth!

Christmas, Hospitals and First Tooth!Where do I start. This Christmas was eventful – the least I can say. In my previous ‘Christmas Plans‘ post, I explained how we imagined it to be, but it’s not exactly how it went. “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.”
― says Allen Saunders.

First of all, we all got some silly terrible flu out of nowhere. Daniella was first. After giving her a bath Tuesday evening (22nd December), I realised she was pretty hot. I didn’t take much notice of it. Just put her to bed, kissed good night and thought she will sleep it off.

I was wrong.

At around midnight I went to check on her and found poor thing boiling hot. I gave Daniella some Calpol and set her to sleep, hoping all will be better in the morning.

That unfortunately didn’t happen. Daniella woke up with the temperature 38.9, feeling extremely poorly. I was struggling to get her temperature down. She has also completely lost her voice and started having a terrible cough. Throughout the day things did not get any better, temperature raised up to nearly 40 degrees and it was almost impossible to get it down. 🙁 Edward has also called from work to say, he was not feeling well.

The timing couldn’t be worse, as we still had to do our grocery shopping that Wednesday. Harry started feeling unwell too. That evening Edward, Daniella and Harry, all had temperature around 39. I was the only one standing, but was also not feeling great – blocked nose, sore throat, I was afraid it was only a matter of time to get temperature too.

Don’t ask me how did we managed to do our grocery shopping, somehow we did. It was the main thing- had to be done before Christmas.

Christmas, Hospitals and First Tooth!

The morning after, on Christmas Eve, things didn’t get any better. But we couldn’t just give up. 12 non meaty Christmas Eve dishes had to go on the table for that dinner as planned. I am not gonna lie, it wasn’t easy. Cooking while looking after ill children and while Edward was unwell was a mission. Continue reading Christmas, Hospitals and First Tooth!

Christmas Plans

Christmas Plans

You might be already fed up with my Christmas posts by now. Sorry if you are, but that’s how we live these days – it’s all about Christmas! Shopping, preparing, planning, decorating, etc… Getting busier as we get closer!

This Christmas we will have Edward’s family visiting- mum, dad and brother. They are coming from London and will be staying for a few days. We are all very excited, Edwards parents will be visiting for the first time since we reallocated. We hope they will enjoy it here. Lola and Lolo are missing their grandchildren and children are missing them. Daniella in particular. She keeps on asking me pretty much every two hours, if Lola and Lolo are coming today. 😀

Luka wont be with us during Christmas this year. She went to London on Saturday to see her dad and they will be flying to Lithuania tomorrow to enjoy celebrations with her Lithuanian grandparents. Luka was looking forward to this holiday for so long. She was hoping to see snow in Lithuania, but, to be honest, I don’t think it will happen – it’s far too warm this year!

Edward and I done one part of our Christmas shopping last weekend.  We got pretty much all the presents, that we needed to get (not for each other yet!!!), also some more Christmas decorations for the house along with Christmas crackers. In terms of food we bought nice cuts of beef and gammon for roasting – it will be served for Christmas dinner and some vegetables. We are still due for proper grocery shopping tomorrow or on Wednesday. Continue reading Christmas Plans

Family Christmas Pyjamas

Family Christmas Pyjamas

Can you believe there are 7 sleeps only left till Christmas??? I cannot! I remember myself thinking, that Harry is gonna be so big – nearly 6 months old this Christmas and it seemed miles away! But time really doesn’t wait. Christmas is just around the corner and I have decided to write a post about some lovely Family Christmas Pyjamas, that we recently bought.

Getting Christmas Pyjamas instead of Christmas jumpers this year, was my idea! Everyone is crazy about Christmas jumpers these days, I wanted to be somewhat different. The idea was there, but it wasn’t as simple as I thought it would be. Family Christmas pyjamas seemed nowhere to be found. At least not in UK. I checked many online stores and sadly couldn’t locate anything suitable. I thought I will have to get this silly idea out of my head and go traditional instead.

Family Christmas Pyjamas

And yeh, after unsuccessful browsing the internet, we thought we had no choice, but to go ahead with Christmas Jumpers, as normal people do. Oh well, they are still cute (jumpers).

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Christmas Decorating

It’s finally time! I am loving the Christmas Spirit, every year I do! I don’t think I will ever get bored of it! Christmas decorating is absolutely a MUST in our house. We always do it together as a family, no one can be excluded. However, we don’t ever do Christmas decorating earlier, than December. Just to keep it as magic as possible and so that we can never get enough of it. Therefore every year Christmas feels truly amazing and very welcome in our house.

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This year we did our Christmas decorating last Sunday (06/12) in the evening. Edward’s brother was in our house at that time, so he also got to enjoy our preparations fun.

Christmas Decorating

We had some debates few days before decorating if we should get a real Christmas tree, or should it be artificial one. Real Christmas tree from the woods would definitely always be my choice! It reminds me of my childhood – we used to always go to the Woodward with my dad to pick up one. I still remember that smell of the fresh-cut conifer wood  – it always brings me back to my young happy days and reminds me of our white, snowy Christmas, that we used to have back home. 🙂 Continue reading Christmas Decorating