We made the obligatory trip to the Lavender Gardens. We visited last year too and it was absolutely fab. Last year was our first time visiting and most of my photos turned out a little blurry.
We spent hours here, we walked around, the children ran and we got ice cream, they do the most delicious lavender ice cream! I had so much fun taking photos of them and we even attempted a group one with the three of us! Some didn’t go to plan but I got a few decent ones that will make lovely memories.
This one here where I have fallen over was quite funny, sophia and I were ready for the photo and we were calling Archie over and he ran and jumped on top of us! Of course we all fell over. It was quite funny actually. There was a lovely lady watching us take our photos and she was laughing too, she said she was going to come and help us but it looked like we were having a good time falling over so she didn’t! We all laughed so much it was so good.
I absolutely adore the smell of lavender and I think that is because it reminds me so much of my pregnancy with Archie. I would buy the lavender essential oil and rub it all over my growing bump. Not only did it moisturise but the smell was beautiful. Lavender is calming and so it was very important to me to use it as much as I could during my pregnancy.
Last year when we visited the lavender gardens I brought some lavender plants which are sitting at the front of our house, which I might add sadly look like they might be dying. I think lavender are quite fussy they don’t like a lot of water and I might be guilty of over watering them.
I was just thinking about my childhood and all the places I visited growing up, never a lavender field but I did grow up having the sugar cane fields right next to my house, now I would love to capture my children in those fields that would be amazing. It would bring back so many memories. I remember my dad used to brake the cane off for us to eat. It was almost like coconut oil, as it tasted so pure but also very very sweet.
I do hope my two remember our little trips. I do try my best to take them to visit lovely places so their little minds have an abundance of happy memories growing up just like I did. I can only ever remember being outside at the beach or in our garden playing and having fun. I used to play all sorts of make believe games and that was what I enjoyed the most.
There was a beautiful part at the bottom of the lavender garden, a brick wall covered in roses! The children found a bench and decided not to sit on it but to jump from it. They did this for quite some time. Sophia jumping so far and so high. And then you had little Archie say ready steady go and launching to jump but always hesitating. When he did jump it was the tiniest and quietest little jump I ever did see, his hands always touching the gravel just to be safe. He puts in the effort and you would think by looking at him that he is bigger then he is, but when he does little things, like jump you can tell that he is only little still.
I sit and I look at the pictures of the two of them while they are now asleep and quiet, a stark contrast to the crazy chaotic day I had with them today! I can’t quite believe that I don’t have to put nappies on their little bottoms anymore, I don’t really have to dress them either, no more potties, I cant remember the last sleepless night I had, Sophia is capable of getting her own cereal and milk for breakfast (but I still do it and will for as long as I can) and me well I feel kind of indispensable now, slowly my purpose here as mum to two tiny babies is diminishing and its time for a new season here for us. I am thinking of going back to work full time. But we will see how that goes. It is all just in my head at the moment. Thoughts and ideas for our little family. I might do a post about it all soon. But I leave you with some more photos of my little ones.