A little boy and his mum wandering on a big green hill made for an afternoon full of wonder.
The long grass, a beautiful fig tree, the wind, horses... all present to make a special kind of magic.
On the drive out beautiful Xander slept as Amanda and I chatted and talked mostly about being mums and our wishes, challenges and love for the little people in our lives.
As we arrived Xander woke and there was an immediate excitement in him, he began to wander, point and talk about everything he could see, it was quite adorable.
He believed with all of his heart that we were able to catch a boat here in the middle of nowhere and that it was just over the hill waiting for us to catch some fish, so we went to look for the boat we were destined to catch. We never found it or the fish but he still believed even on the way home it was there waiting for us.
Xander saw rocket ships in the sky and the little things left by nature were truly beautiful in his eyes,I loved his imagination.
Immediately you could see the love Amanda and Xander had for one another.
Xander never strayed too far from Amanda and loved her gentle touch, he liked to be lifted when he was unsure, held her hand for comfort or warmth and wrapped his little fingers through her hair as he would talk and whisper in her ear.
Amanda was his guiding light, his love, his safety, his mumma..
It was so relaxed and many moments we just followed Xander's lead which was lovely.
We had horses come up a trail which was ever so exciting for Xander as he had never been so close to a horse before and his little hand was able to touch this big beautiful creature in front of him, the look on his face and his mum's was so memorable. A simple moment that was so delicate and precious.
The sun was fading and both Amanda and Xander lay in the grass under their big warm sun and created memories, laughter and both grew a little more love for one another.
This was such a beautiful experience and one I am so grateful to be part of.