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.
LOVE these pictures and you are so right that the yellow makes a wonderful backdrop! I am tots doing this with the kids this week (weather permitting) I think they will absolutely love it.
I really feel some days I need to step away from social media / the phone and just forget it and make the most of these moments. Lovely post Jenny x
Thank you Mary, I know what you mean I have step away days too. Its always great to refresh and come back fully charged with adventures to share. Took this week off and it has felt a little strange, yup so you guessed it I am here replying to comments to at least keep caught up. lol
Ahhh these photos!! Absoloutley stunning! I love the yellow fields. We don’t have one near us though, which is a shame!
I thought that too so we just jumped on the car and went for adventure and randomly found them and go now a lot. Lol thank you.
These are gorgeous photos! The kids look like they are having a great time.
Oh thank you ever so much darling. We had a great time.
Chantal Milk & Nappies says
It looks like you guys had a lot of fun!! I keep meaning to stop by one of the yellow fields but either the weather is awful or my son is asleep in the car! xx
We really did have so much fun. Oh jump in the car one day and hunt one day. It’s so great.
Claire @ Clarina's Contemplations says
Gorgeous photos… Every single one of them Jenny!
Thank you so much Claire that’s very sweet of you to say!
Love your pictures! Sounds like a great day out.
Thank you. It was a lovely time spent together with mother in law with us and the kids running free through the fields. They all loved it as much as I did capturing it.
You Baby Me Mummy says
Ah gorgeous pictures lovely lady. Looks like a fun adventure x
Thank you so much Aby! They had such a great time and I love a random get in the car and find some fun somewhere adventure.
Ickle Pickle says
These photos are stunning! We live near lots of these yellow fields, they’re so beautiful. Perhaps we’ll try running through them too! Kaz x
Oh yes you really must pull the car over one day and have a run through them. So beautiful, thank you.
The L's Mum says
I LOVE these pictures. What a great place and totally agree a family snapshot would look amazing. 🙂
Thanks hunny! It was fun watching the kids exploring and laugh at the flowers being taller than them.
Rachel @ The Ordinary Lovely says
Fantastic photos, Jenny. There are so many of those lovely yellow fields around North Wales and Chester, at the moment. They’re a joy to drive past. I haven’t taken the boys but maybe I should. I think they’d be astounded to see them close up.
Yes you should they would love it. The kids were literally mesmerized by the whole thing. Such a beautiful place to go play! I always thought they weren’t really around us and now I see them everywhere since we have been. lol
Katie @mummydaddyme says
What absolutely stunning yellow photos Jenny, my favourite is the close up on of Buba. They look like they are having so much fun in the fields. We haven’t made our annual trip to the rape seed yet but we will no doubt- we wouldn’t be very good bloggers if we didn’t haha! I love Missy Moo’s coat. x
I think it’s definitely a blogger ride of passage for sure. I wish I hadn’t gone so late in the year as it was way over there heads so hard to capture them up close looking near the camera or looking anywhere but the back of their heads. lol But Thank you so much we had a lovely day and so random too. I love those kind of days.
Mummy Fever says
I am allergic to rape seed so I miss photos like this 🙁 #OrdinaryMoments
OH yes me too. My hayfever was going crazy for days afterwards and it was harsh on my throat but SOOO worth it. lol We really had a great afternoon.
Becky | Spirited Puddle Jumper says
Beautiful photos Jenny, I think the yellow really ‘pops! I love the look of rapeseed fields but they give me hayfever unfortunately so they’ll be no frolicking in them for me! *sniff* x
Oh yes Becky it took three days to recover from my hayfever freak out afterwards. Silly me. I have never had hayfever before definitely not one for rapeseeds but they were too pretty not to run with the kids in. Thanks.
Izzie Anderton says
Love the backdrop of yellow for these fabulous photos of B and MM. I have no idea how you held it together with the hayfever though x
Oh gosh I really did die the next day my eyes were on fire. Hahaha all in the name of fun. Thanks Hun.
Mrs Tubbs says
Beautiful photos! Rapeseed sets off my hay fever so I’d be the one at the corner of the photo with her eyes streaming too!
Oh yes I had streaming eyes badly hence the sunglasses! lol Worth it though. So pretty.
I can;t wait to get our ‘yellow field’ pictures of the year, had so much fun last year!
Lovely photos, xx
Oh yes I love to make a tradition out of it. I am after bluebells now! lol It’s like the bloggers list of spring summer captures! lol
All of these pictures are just fantastic – your kids are adorable! Unfortunately I am massively allergic to rapeseed so there’ll be no playing in the yellow fields for Toby – unless he just goes with his dad!
Thank you so much. Oh yes I found out the hard way the rapeseed don’t like me very much either. Eyes were streaming for days afterwards. lol Worth all the fun and field play and especially those memories we made.
Emma T says
Gorgeous photos. I just love MM’s pigtails, and especially the photo of them hugging. So lovely how well they get on together.
Thank you so much. I am in love with her pigtails a little too much haha I don’t ever want to not have them in at the moment. She looks so much more grown up. Yes it’s one of my favorites them hugging. They really are great friends as well as normal tantruming toddlers.
Honest mum says
Stunning photos, rapeseed fields are just amazing aren’t they, love the pics of the kids too. I’m sharing P’s shots of fields near us on the blog today, I love this time of year. Thanks for linking up x
Oh me too. So beautiful. Would love professional family photos in rapeseed such a. Beautiful back drop. Thanks Hun
Angela at Daysinbed.com says
Beautiful Yellow Fields. I too have hayfever so I won’t be standing in many of these fields. At least I can see them as we travel to Yorkshire to visit my Grandparents next week and on the net….. of course! I totally agree… it’s great to put the phone/computer down and get out and about. I do as much as I can with my health which limits me……but we do have a lot of fun when we are out.
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Oh yes it didn’t help my hayfever but it really was so worth it. It’s so beautiful driving by them too though.
Hayley (@hayleyfromhome) says
Such beautiful photos Jenny and I love that you kids chased and giggled their way through them. Also really sweet that granny is up for you random adventures too! That photo of all three of you is gorgeous but how do you hold them both!! You are tiny, I struggle to do that with my twins 🙂
Hahah you made me laugh. I don’t know EVERYONE says that to me or asked me how I hold them. I am always carrying them both. Guess good kettlebell workouts do me good for upper arm strength. lol Thank you darling we really had a great time and the kids were so adventurous and curious too.
Sam @ Life of Mum says
Gorgeous bright yellow colours!! Really lights up the kid’s faces! Going to have to seek out some rapeseed fields I think! Xx #ShareWithMe
Oh yes do they are worth it. Nothing wrong with a little rapeseed expedition with the kids. I am looking for bluebells next.
Kirsten Toyne says
Wonderful photos and I have to say that I love hearing about the relationship your children have. It is so lovely and reminds me a little of my boys when they were younger. My youngest used to run up and hug his brother when he was coming out of school assembly, he was so relieved to see him.