This boy lately…

life as our little family

Dear gorgeous boy, oh how the years are flying. I can’t help but look at you in amazement, you really are getting big lately. Each day I feel so proud of you, I look at you and my mummy heart is filled with so much joy. You are taking so many big steps towards your independence, making your own decisions yet always looking for a little reassurance and pushing on so much with your learning and desire to be better at everything you do. Just a few months ago you turned five years old, back then I remember thinking how much you had changed but if truth be told you still felt like my baby. 

Looking back on just a few short months since then and only now do I actually see how much you have grown. As I look at you now I want to make sure I am a mother who spends less time worrying about what will be and more time in the here and now. There are days when I feel like I am not enough, or that I don’t have enough time for you, and moments of weakness when I struggle to support you with your reading and writing. This is why I am making this promise to you, to enjoy life lately, although I can’t promise that I won’t be pointing a camera in your face, forever capturing moments of our life together as a family. I can promise you that whilst I will be pointing a camera at you, I will remember to put it away sometimes and focus on you.

I love to watch how you interact with your friends and our family. How you assess someone new before welcoming them in to your little bubble, how like me you stand back and observe before truly immersing yourself. I love that you remain headstrong and continue to have a certain way with words which often have me wondering how old you are inside. You are such a happy soul, you are beautiful, you are my saviour, you are bold, brave and so like your Daddy. I adore that everything you do at the moment is a piece of mooncake and nothing phases you. I admire that when something does worry you, or knocks you off balance that you talk to me about it. That we sit down together and talk it through. I hope that you continue to do this.

life as our little family

I felt so overwhelmed as you turned five years old, and this has somewhat heightened recently. For some reason, maybe it is my protective instinct but I fear the unknown for you, what lies ahead, the transition from infants to junior school, each time you move on a level in the many sporting activities you take part in and how you will cope with the change. This is what I need to grab a hold of, I need to stop worrying. You are brave, I know that I need not worry. I need to hide these feelings from and you and enjoy the here and now. I need to worry less and enjoy our adventures without hesitation.

There is a bond I feel for you that only gets stronger the more our little family life entwines. As we approach the most wonderful time of the year I am excited to see what the next few weeks and months look like. May our time together be full of love, laughter and a huge amount of adventure. May our time be extra special because you are a part of it.

Thank you George Archie, thank you for being you, for showing us what love truly is. For being kind and generous, for never giving up even when life or phonics gets a little tricky. For walking around our favourite local gardens every spare moment we have and never moaning all because you know how much mummy loves the pretty colours and change in seasons. I love you so much kid, please stay as you are for just a little while longer.

Always, Mummy x x

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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. 22nd November 2016 / 6:20 pm

    Aww bless. The time flies doesn’t it; they’re your baby and then suddenly without warning everything they do seems so grown up. #thetruthabout

    • Life As Our Little Family
      23rd November 2016 / 2:02 pm

      Aww thank you for popping over love. Time really is flying by. He really is growing up too. I hope you are having a good week x

  2. 22nd November 2016 / 8:52 pm

    Ah this is so sweet KA. It’s natural to be a bit worried about what the future holds for our children I guess although myself I look further into the future to the teenage years which is kind of pointless right now! I really need to write a post like this soon that helps me to focus on all the love there is in my life from my little ones too. Thanks for linking up to #thetruthabout X

    • Life As Our Little Family
      23rd November 2016 / 1:51 pm

      Thank you Sam. Its the uncertainty for me, I know I am there to guide him but I guess its because I like to plan. x

  3. 23rd November 2016 / 2:25 pm

    And lets face it life and phonics can both get very tricky (at any age!!). Bless your beautiful boy and your lovely words KA, this post made me smile because I understand so well where you’re coming from and how you’re feeling – because I feel the same with Lili, who is going to be SEVEN in the summer!! As always you have the most gorgeous pictures to accompany your words.Thanks for linking up hon xxx

    • Life As Our Little Family
      23rd November 2016 / 5:15 pm

      Oh indeed Heledd, it certainly isn’t easy for them. Oh crikey she really is growing up hey. x x

  4. 23rd November 2016 / 7:23 pm

    Oh I know exactly how you feel, it doesn’t get any easier not even when they turn 21. Lovely pictures x #MyCapturedMoment

    • Life As Our Little Family
      23rd November 2016 / 10:10 pm

      Oh crikey, eve though that seems a long way away it is most definitely something I am thinking about x

  5. 25th November 2016 / 11:43 am

    That’s beautiful. I know what you mean about the time going so quickly and new challenges for them at every corner. My little boy is six and he is maturing so much by the day. I love witnessing his little sense of humour develop and watching how he learns to cope independently more and more. #TwinklyTuesday

    • Life As Our Little Family
      25th November 2016 / 2:11 pm

      It really is a lovely thing to watch and I am so proud for him hitting everything with so much enthusiasm. x

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