I feel like this summer has been one of those summers that I assumed only existed in fairytales. Endless stifling hot days punctuated with ice cream breaks and suncream applications. Permanent sunglasses grooves in noses, bronzed babies with dirty knees, paddling pools at every opportunity and an overriding sense of all-round contentness.
I’m desperate to make the most of this unusual British climate and decided we would get our yearly lavender farm fix, and what a beautiful day it turned out to be. Filled with Instagram cliche snaps and Lavender ice cream, what more could a girl want?!
Throwing two kids about makes for tiring work. I have a picture of Nora flying in this skyline from every year for the last four years. I wonder how much longer her Daddy can manage the throw?! After this we headed to the lavender maze surrounded by the calming scent and the constant hum of bumble bees. We found our way to the centre whilst melting a little in the beaming sunshine, stopping off for lavender lemonade on our way.
We’ve fondly nicknamed Woody “Forrest Gump” – that kid is obsessed with running away as fast as his chunky little legs can manage. It made for an extra specially sweaty trip in the 26 degree heat. This kid does keep me on my toes.
And my baby girl turns six on Monday, how did that happen? Just look at her, I can’t believe that she is my baby.
We so rarely get a snap of the four of us and these are hilarious. If you look carefully you can see I’m using my phone as a remote. After a much needed ice cream break we headed to the play area where Nora of course needed the toilet, Woody had a tasty sand snack and Ste enjoyed the breeze on the swing.
We made a spur of the moment change in direction on the way home and headed to nearby Helmsley for fish and chips chased down with (usually prohibited) fizzy juice.
I hope they remember these days fondly when they’re older. I hope the summer of 2018 lives on in their minds. I hope they remember their sticky ice cream hands and their sun kissed cheeks. I hope they remember how much they laughed when their Mammy was chased by a wasp and tried to act cool but failed miserably. I hope they remember their delight at their own fizzy drinks and the warmth of their fish and chips on their grass stained knees. I hope they remember it all.
These Day in the Life posts are fast becoming my favourites and I’m always delighted to link up with my super talented gal pals to share their days with you too. Check out the beautiful images from the girls:
Zoe – My Little Wildlings
Kaye – Hello Archie
Abbie – Lilypad & Bow
Amber – Meet the Wildes