Yellow fields of rapeseed always take over the internet come late spring time. I love the beautiful yellow backdrop it provides for family fun even if it makes my new found hay fever go crazy. Yellow is my favorite color of all so it’s no wonder I love the rapeseed’s beauty so much.
Lately, I have been trying to put my work down, cell phone away and do more random family adventures. The kind you jump in the car and have no idea where you are going and what you will be doing. Last week, while Daddy was at a golf tournament we decided to pick up Granny and take her on one of our random adventures. The kids love not knowing what we are doing and asking the million questions of where are we going. Granny thought I was a little crazy when I said we were going to drive to the “yellow fields” and play. But I knew that my kids would love running up and down the tractor tracks in the rapeseed. She soon realized just how much fun it can be running in the yellow fields with the kids. We played hide and seek because the rapeseed was so tall it was over the kids’ head. Tall rapeseed doesn’t always make for great photos as it’s over their head but we captures a few here to share with you. I would love to someday have someone take a great family photo of us with rapeseed behind as I think it’s just stunning in photography. A sea of yellow what’s not to love? Oh yes, and those beautiful kiddie faces!
I think I love going here with my kids so much now (since we found it, we have gone a lot) because it reminds me of my own childhood and running through the farm fields with my cousins. While it wasn’t rapeseed, it was Christmas trees and the wheat field we still had a blast exploring outdoors when I was a kid. There is something so amazing about the free feeling a field gives kids. The world to them looks so much bigger and I can imagine running through rapeseed as a kid must seem like everything is jumbo size, like a forest to us adults. The surprised faces when we first found our first yellow field was amazing. I love now driving down the road and the kids shouting, “look another yellow field Mommy, let’s go play”. We made a whole afternoon of walking through a little town that was just gorgeous and down some lovely country lanes exploring together with Granny. Granny is from Ireland and loves the great outdoors as much as the kids so she loves coming on our outdoor random adventures.
B and MM were so cute together too. B held her hand running through the field and when a bee came near him and scared him, she quickly ran up and hugged him. They are so loving to each other with real affection lately. Kissing and hugging before bed and when they wake up in the morning. B always asked her, “did you sleep good MM?” at breakfast It really melts your heart. They may argue or fight over toys but most of the time they are concerned and making sure the other is right by their side. Even last night, Daddy told B off and MM jumped in and pointed at Daddy and said, “No Daddy” and ran off to her brother who was sulking on the slide. We shouldn’t have laughed but it was hilarious.
The kids were really excited that there were flowers that were taller than them. It almost made me nervous as they were running every which way away from me and hiding. But you couldn’t have missed their giggles and laughter through the rapeseed. It was a beautiful sound, I also think to record but too busy loving it to do so. It’s great to just let them loose and see what happens. They were really excited Granny was there with us too.
In true MM fashion, when the camera comes out so does her tongue, cheeky monkey. B isn’t bothered by the camera anymore he just keeps doing whatever his mind is focused on and he was loving the yellow blooms. If he could pick every flower he comes to he would. As we walked back to the car, up the country lane he must have collected five different bundles of flowers for us to take home. We put them in a vase on the counter and no matter how sick they made me with hay fever I couldn’t throw them away.
I love random family adventures and when we can make them with extended family too. I am always trying to think of new things to do with the kids and new places to visit. We went on a caterpillar hunt the other day and then a train hunt. It’s like a game for us what are we looking for this week? It’s these little ordinary moments that are so fun and make the very best memories.