Life is a funny old thing isn’t it? I often have times when I think about the times gone, where we are now as a family and where we are going. I cant believe this will have been my 6th mothers day. How amazing is that and actually how very special. With each year I am more grateful and my perspective widened. I have two very happy and healthy children, a husband that is completely devoted to each of us and I honestly couldn’t ask for more.
I woke up on Mothers Day to Archie and Sophia running into my room at around 9am (the clocks had gone forward) The light streaming through the windows in our bedroom. It is a little sun trap in our bedroom, it is always so bright. I always look forward to sunny days for that reason.
Archie gave me a big cuddle and kiss as he does every morning and clambered onto the bed. Sophia hopped over to the other side of me. Then both realising it was Mothers Day they ran back out the room to go and grab the bits they had made me. At that moment my heart felt like it skipped a beat. It can really make me so emotional just to see how much they love me and how excited they were to get the gifts they had made me. It was really special.
Archie gave me a beautifully wrapped little package and a card which he had made for me at preschool. I had no idea what would be inside the little package but I was so surprised that it was a lovely magnet for my fridge with Archie’s drawings on it. It is so special and a gift I will treasure forever. He made it all by himself and was ever so proud to give it to me. Sophia then gave me her card which she had written all by herself. This is the first year she has been able to write me a little letter all in her own words. The words made me tear up. They were so special and I will treasure her card forever. She had even drawn me a bouquet of flowers. I have popped both their cards onto my shelf above my bed, which I am sure is where they will stay for a few months. It is a lovely reminder of my special Mothers Day.
We then got ready for the day and met up with my mother in law for breakfast at our local garden centre. We gave her a little hamper we had made for her and gave lots of hugs and wishes and then headed off. We went to my mums house next to give her her hamper and then we went to Groombridge Place and Gardens together. It was really lovely to have my mum with me as I have not spent time like this with her for a very, very long time. As we all know life can get rather busy and especially with my parents been separated it makes meeting them a lot harder, as I have to see them individually.
At Groombridge there was a special mothers day event on with a special gift for the mothers. When we arrived we were very pleasantly surprised that it was free for all mothers on Mothers Day. What a lovely gift to us mums. That really made me smile as I wasn’t expecting that at all. So thank you Groombridge place what a lovely gift.
There were face paints and ended up spending over an hour in the queue as soon as we arrived so the children could get their face painted. They were so excited and so pleased afterwards it was definitely worth the wait. They both wanted to be the same. Sophia went first and wanted to be a dog. While having their faces painted with the other children in the queue they decided on names. Sophia was patch the dog and Archie was smudge the dog.
We then went exploring around Groombridge. It is such a lovely place. So pretty to look around and the children get to have fun too, so it is really a lovely day out. The gardens are huge and there is so much to do especially when they hold events they always do such a fantastic day.
I love days out with my family, we haven’t been doing enough of them lately with the weather not being great and all the building on the house and work. Life can get pretty busy and overwhelming to say the least. So Mothers Day was really special for many reasons. Especially to all be together and enjoy the day. It was an absolutely beautiful day too it was so sunny.
This swing holds so many childhood memories for me. I used to swing on it as a young girl and it was so lovely to see my children enjoying it too. Its so silly but as a little girl I thought it was absolutely huge and the biggest swing I had ever seen. But with my adult eyes it does not look half as big as I remember. Even so its still a very special swing. It is always so special and amazing in both measure to see Sophia and Archie enjoying what I enjoyed as a child. I always say that but I really mean it.
I hope you all had a lovely Mothers Day. I will always treasure our times together they are always so special. In no time my two will be all grown up. I want to capture them now as they are and never forget.