Autumn has arrived

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Autumn has arrived

As much as our little family adore the warm summer months, the bright blue skies and days which go on forever more there is something so warm and cosy about autumn. I love the transition between summer and winter, my favourite has to be those early signs of the changing colours of the leaves, conkers falling to the ground and the green grass turning to mud. Today we ventured out to a local park and on Lil G’s request we collected sticks, conkers and started our first of many leaf collections.

Autumn is normally associated with dropping temperatures, although that wasn’t how today went. It felt strange to be collecting conkers in 20 degree heat. It was actually quite nice but still I am looking forward to layers, hats, plaid scarfs and wellie boots. We had such a gorgeous day together, in Lil G’s words; today was super fun. Full of ordinary moments and precious memories.


Kerri-Ann Hargreaves, Life as our little family


My mummy heart is filled with so much love, this little boy of mine is growing up so fast. I can’t quite believe how tall he is which he reminds me of almost daily. I have this feeling that he will be towering over me one day which I guess is normal for a boy. I’m quite happy for him to stop growing and for him to stay five years old forever. Pease tell me that one of you has invented a time machine?

It’s days like today that leave me feeling so thankful, I feel so blessed that I get to spend some days where it is just him and me. We are always so happy to be reunited with Mr H but secretly I know that my gorgeous boy loves our time together as much as I do. As I kissed him goodnight, I said thank you for a lovely day and he said; you’re welcome. Oh my goodness. This boy, he makes me laugh out loud.


life as our little family

life as our little family

life as our little family

Do you have a favourite season?


The KA Edit
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. Carly
    24th September 2016 / 10:48 pm

    I am exactly the same I really love autumn. Today we have been collecting different coloured leaves for an autumn school project. (In shorts). It’s been very windy in Yorkshire today but quite warm too. Which led to a total wardrobe confusion of what to wear. X

    • Life As Our Little Family
      25th September 2016 / 8:20 pm

      Yay for Autumn Carly. I am with you. I’m hoping a school project comes up soon. That’s the only downside is what to wear!! x

  2. 25th September 2016 / 7:53 am

    I am far too excited for Autumn to arrive, it’s definitely my favourite season – probably because of autumn fashion! I really want to go leaf picking with the kids now xx

    • Life As Our Little Family
      25th September 2016 / 8:19 pm

      Yay for that! I’m already looking at scarfs and hats. Is it too early? I hope you managed to go leaf picking x

  3. 25th September 2016 / 8:53 am

    Gorgeous pictures – I tool my girls hunting for conkers a couple of weeks ago and we had a fab time they loved it. Enjoy the rest of your weekend #mysundayphoto #ordinarymoments

    • Life As Our Little Family
      25th September 2016 / 7:43 pm

      Thank you so much. Yay for conker hunting. Great little adventure isn’t it. x

  4. 25th September 2016 / 9:18 am

    I am not looking forward to Autumn, but my son will be looking forward to collecting lots of these lovely shiny conkers! #mysundayphoto

    • Life As Our Little Family
      25th September 2016 / 7:43 pm

      Oh really, I love summer too but the thought of layers makes me happy. Lil G is looking forward to muddy wellies!

  5. 25th September 2016 / 10:48 am

    Those are HUGE conkers. Ours are small still.

    • Life As Our Little Family
      25th September 2016 / 7:42 pm

      Ooh we had a good mix eventually. Lots were still white too. I guess its still a little early yet x

  6. 25th September 2016 / 10:54 am

    We did much the same today and I did love to enjoy the autumn but still be warm enough to stay out there without cold toes and noses! x

    • Life As Our Little Family
      25th September 2016 / 7:42 pm

      Oh did, wise minds. I just couldn’t resist and the sight of the leaves just grabbed me x

  7. 25th September 2016 / 12:16 pm

    I Love Autumn 🙂 Havr to go out and collect some Conkers myself I think 🙂 #MySundayPhoto

    • Life As Our Little Family
      25th September 2016 / 7:41 pm

      Ooh it’s a lovely little adventure x

  8. 25th September 2016 / 1:16 pm

    Ahh! Autumn is really here!
    Gorgeous photos x

    • Life As Our Little Family
      25th September 2016 / 7:25 pm

      It is my love and welcome! x

  9. 25th September 2016 / 1:25 pm

    I love Autumn too. The weather is still hot in Holland we haven’t quite made it to the woods as we have still been at the beach. It’s weird that it’s warm but the leaves are changing colour and falling down. #mysundayphoto

    • Life As Our Little Family
      25th September 2016 / 7:24 pm

      Ooh lucky having beach days still. Definitely too chilly for that here. I love the change in seasons x

  10. 25th September 2016 / 3:42 pm

    He is gorgeous. 5 year old boys are so special aren’t they. Cute before they get too cool for their mummy. Our conker haul yesterday was pretty rubbish.

    • Life As Our Little Family
      25th September 2016 / 7:24 pm

      Aww thank you Emma. I am clearly bias. I think it’s still a little early, a lot we picked were still white which I have never seen before x

  11. 25th September 2016 / 3:45 pm

    Lovely photos. Summer is my favourite season but autumn is definitely very beautiful!x

    • Life As Our Little Family
      25th September 2016 / 7:23 pm

      I completely agree with you x

  12. 25th September 2016 / 4:01 pm

    What beautiful photos – those conkers look PERFECT – I would have been so excited to have seen these as a child. #MySundayPhoto

    • Life As Our Little Family
      25th September 2016 / 7:23 pm

      Thank you honey. There were some HUGE ones and oh so shiny. Lil G wanted to go again today x

  13. 25th September 2016 / 5:19 pm

    I don’t think I could have a favourite season, there’s so much in each of them to look forward to, though I miss the light of summer evenings! We’ve not gone conker hunting yet his year but John found a good clutch in their shells when out on a run and brought them home, including a twin conker with Kitty gave to her friend as a birthday present (and the friend adored it!). They are such a lovely sign of Autumn aren’t they!

    • Life As Our Little Family
      25th September 2016 / 7:13 pm

      You could be right, although Summer and Autumn have it for me. We have lots which were still white so it is definitely still a little too early. Have a lovely week x

  14. 25th September 2016 / 11:20 pm

    Spring is my favourite season although I love the colours of autumn. Great photos of your fav season

  15. 26th September 2016 / 1:27 pm

    What really happy photos. I need to go exploring for conkers

    Thank you for linking up

    • Life As Our Little Family
      26th September 2016 / 1:33 pm

      Aww thank you! You do indeed, I love the colours of winter x

  16. 26th September 2016 / 4:31 pm

    Autumn is my favourite season. Beautiful captures.

    • Life As Our Little Family
      26th September 2016 / 9:25 pm

      Thank you Laura, and I am with you on Autumn!

  17. 26th September 2016 / 8:13 pm

    Beautiful photos! Autumn is by far my favourite season, can’t wait to get out conker collecting in the autumn leaves! x

    • Life As Our Little Family
      26th September 2016 / 9:25 pm

      Oh you should go this weekend, we had so much fun x

  18. 26th September 2016 / 10:37 pm

    Such stunning photos lovely and your boy is looking really grown up in these. The conker one at the start is gorgeous. I have a love hate relationship with autumn. I love the golden hour sunshine, the snuggling on the sofa with candles lit and the mild days where it is still warm enough not to wear a coat, but I hate the evenings starting to get dark. I love the fashion as well! xx

    • Life As Our Little Family
      27th September 2016 / 11:05 am

      Thank you Katie. Oh he is, he certainly seems to have changed over the summer holidays. I’m with you on the warmer snuggly nights and of course the fashion x

  19. 28th September 2016 / 9:05 pm

    We collected conkers this week too! I have to admit that I’m a total summer girl, so it’s always hard for me to properly let go and embrace autumn. But there’s so much to love about it I always come around eventually! #livingarrows

    • Life As Our Little Family
      29th September 2016 / 7:40 am

      I think it’s been a popular activity this week. Perfect weather, not too cold just yet. I love summer too there is no denying but who doesn’t love autumn colours and layers 🙂 x

  20. 29th September 2016 / 9:58 am

    Autumn is my favourite season – especially October. Pumpkins, pumpkins everywhere! Oh the eyelashes on your little boy <3

    • Life As Our Little Family
      29th September 2016 / 9:31 pm

      Yay for pumpkins! Oh yes I know I am so jealous of his lashes

  21. 1st October 2016 / 4:21 am

    Oh I love that first picture especially – so autumnal. I do miss those autumn days. We don’t really get the seasons here in San Francisco. Your boy is such a sweetheart! x

    • Life As Our Little Family
      1st October 2016 / 5:34 pm

      Thank you. It is one of my favourites as well. Oh that is one thing I love about the Uk is our seasons. Although winter lasts far too long. I do feel blessed that he is mine x

  22. 2nd October 2016 / 12:06 pm

    Lovely photos capturing lovely moments. Spring is my favourite time of year. I just love it when everything starts coming back to life after the winter. But I do enjoy autumn too. The changing colours and trees starting to drop their leaves. A handful of nice shiny, ruddy brown conkers is a sure sign that autumn is here.


    • Life As Our Little Family
      2nd October 2016 / 7:00 pm

      Thank you Debbie. Oh is it, you know I do love Spring too. I’m so glad that we have seasons I just wish winter didn’t last so long x

  23. 2nd October 2016 / 6:02 pm

    Autumn is without a doubt my favourite season. I love wrapping up warm, wearing boots and the leaves on the ground. It doesn’t feel THAT autumnal down here yet – your post ahs made me long for conkers! x

  24. 3rd October 2016 / 7:10 pm

    I love Autumn! Everything about it just feels lovely and cosy! Fab set of photos too, love the top one especially. x #LivingArrows

    • Life As Our Little Family
      3rd October 2016 / 8:57 pm

      I agree, Autumn is beautiful. Cosy and calm for us. x

  25. 4th October 2016 / 10:00 am

    My favourite season changes depending on the time of year. In summer I love summer, in autumn, it’s autumn, winter it’s winter and yes in spring, I love spring. The only time of year I don’t like is January and the beginning of Feb. I do agree though, there is something very cosy about Autumn. I’ve lit my candles and cuddled up on the sofa with a blanket so much more lately – bliss!!

    Oh KA your boy is so beautiful – though lashes!!!!

    Thank you so much for linking up to #MyCapturedMoment xx

    • Life As Our Little Family
      4th October 2016 / 12:55 pm

      Ha ha I think I am the same, love a bit of everything but really my favourites are summer and autumn. They are just so pretty. I am very in love with our little man at the minute. x

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