A little sunshine in May


Is there anything better than a sun filled day? A sun filled day with my boys! Quite simply its family time. Waking to a bright blue sky and the sun shining through the bedroom window feels so good. As much as it means an early rise from Lil G despite the black out blind and curtains, I do really love hearing him bursting into our bedroom saying or should I say shouting… ‘look mummy and daddy it’s a sunny day’. On a week day it means shorts for school and on a weekend it means a picnic, summer clothes and sunglasses. It really is the little things which make me smile. I love how a little sunshine warms the heart, how it brings a smile to your face like nothing else, it really does transform your mood. I don’t know about you but it lifts my spirits and it also means its time to fire up the BBQ and eat lashings of ice cream! 

Despite the arguments from Lil G come bed time because it is still light, the extended day light hours really do make you feel like the weekends are so much longer. Weekends are so precious in our house, for years Mr H has worked a Saturday but since the beginning of the year all that changed and what a difference it has made. What with the warmer temperatures and sun shining for longer, each weekend is the perfect combination of relaxation and family time, the sunshine allows the weekends to be so much more than just two days with my boys. I truly feel like I am switching off, even more so when we pack up a picnic and head to our favourite spot for basking in the sunshine, Trentham Gardens.

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Trentham Gardens

As the years pass, and since becoming a little family, and being a mummy I am coming round more and more to the understanding that it is the ordinary moments, everyday blessings of our day to day lives that I am truly grateful for. For the most part it is the little things that fill our lives with comfort, so much joy, laughter and our hearts with big love. It is the little things like breathing in the air on a sunny day, the smell of the sea as the waves crash against the sand, picnicking in a gorgeous park, firing up the BBQ and eating gooey marshallows. Such simple pleasures which make our little family smile. As I write this post (Saturday evening), Lil G went off to bed excited for the picnic we will be packing in the morning, ready to head out to our favourite spot, sunglasses in hand and ice cream at the ready. Oh and let’s not forget the football!

Is there a better feeling than the bright sunshine on a cold day and a cool breeze when the day is warm?

Trentham Gardens, Snugburys

Daddy & Lil G Trentham Gardens Mummy and Son




How do you enjoy spending your weekends when the sun is shining?

KA x

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The KA Edit

I’m Kerri-Ann or KA as my friends call me, always found with a cup of coffee in one hand and my camera in the other. I have a huge passion for photography, fitness, fashion and family travel. I started this blog in 2014. It began as my creative outlet after becoming a mummy to our little boy George Archie. I started out blogging about parenting and over the years it has evolved into a blog that covers lifestyle, fashion, family and travel. Today TheKAEdit is ultimately a life and style blog. Thank you for reading x x


  1. 15th May 2016 / 11:11 am

    That sounds like such a lovely day and what a fabulous place for football and a picnic. The sun really does make everything seem better!

    • Life As Our Little Family
      15th May 2016 / 11:22 am

      Ooh it does, blows away the cobwebs and lifts the mood

  2. 15th May 2016 / 7:55 pm

    Such beautifully sunshiny photos KA, I love them. You are so right about treasuring the weekends, I do too, especially the most ordinary ones. And I loved Trentham Gardens when we visited last summer, I would like to go back one day. xx

    • Life As Our Little Family
      16th May 2016 / 12:00 pm

      Thank you lovely, i find they are filled of moments which are easy to forget. Trentham is such a beautiful spot, we are so grateful to have our passes, we wouldn’t be without them, certainly helps to fill our weekends when we don’t fancy going far. x

  3. 16th May 2016 / 12:31 pm

    What a perfect day and such gorgeous pictures, especially the hugging the leg one. x

    • Life As Our Little Family
      16th May 2016 / 6:44 pm

      I love that one too x

  4. 16th May 2016 / 6:10 pm

    I loved reading your wonderfully written post and seeing the photos you’ve taken. #MyCapturedMoment

    • Life As Our Little Family
      16th May 2016 / 6:49 pm

      Thank you Helena, such a lovely thing to say.

  5. 17th May 2016 / 1:01 pm

    Aw, gorgeous photos! I definitely appreciate the little things more since becoming a mum. I feel like I live more in the moment, rather than constantly waiting for the mythical ‘perfect’ day to arrive. x #thetruthabout

    • Life As Our Little Family
      17th May 2016 / 7:37 pm

      I think you’re right, so easy for us all to search for the perfect day rather than celebrating the everyday little moments.

  6. 18th May 2016 / 1:20 pm

    Super gorgeous photos as always. I totally agree there is nothing better than a sunny day with your family whatever you are doing. #myvapturedmoment

  7. 18th May 2016 / 3:20 pm

    What stunning pictures of those sunny days! Weekends are a gift and you’re so right to make the most of them. You have such a beautiful family KA and your love shines through in all your pictures. Thank you so much for linking up to #MyCapturedMoment. I hope you can join again tomorrow xx

    • Life As Our Little Family
      18th May 2016 / 9:01 pm

      Aww thank you lovely. I think I’m just always reminded of those first few hours when we nearly lost him. Time really is precious x

  8. 20th May 2016 / 9:17 pm

    This is such a joyful post KA – it’s really lovely! I agree entirely that the sunshine and the world coming back to life and all the outdoor world that is opened up for us to enjoy with our families is so glorious after a long cold grey winter. Thanks so much for linking up to #thetruthabout

    • Life As Our Little Family
      22nd May 2016 / 5:10 pm

      Thank you Sam x

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