To my son, today you turned Eight years old

To my son, today you turned Eight years old

It’s hard to remember a life before you, George Archie you are the greatest blessing. Happy Birthday my darling boy, 8 today! There are times when I look at you and feel so overwhelmed, that such a beautiful human is mine. You are 8 and yet I am not sure it has been 8 years since this motherhood journey began for me. It feels more like 3 years ago.

You still love to play football, possibly more than you did in your seventh year. You’re now part of a league and had your first tournament on Sunday. You were amazing George, we are so proud of you. Your favourite animals are tortoises, sharks and tigers. This year you got to feed a tortoise, learn all about them when we visited Orlando and saw sharks swimming in the reef. You have fallen back in love with your Toy Story pals, still have this huge passion for all things Marvel and Star Wars. Forever like your Daddy in so many ways. This year you joined the Cross Country Team and made it all the way to the finals. You really are a wonder.

I love that you still invade our bed, that you love to have a sleepover when Daddy isn’t home. Although you are a little wriggle bum and I wake feeling like I haven’t slept whereas as you wake having had the best sleep. Sometimes I look at you, our little family and wonder how we got here. I mean, you really are growing up now. I’ve had eight birthday days now, celebrating you. Being Mummy to you for eight years. You are my greatest and best achievement.

 

 

To my son, today you turned Eight years old

And there you are just casually hanging out with a ball, looking about 17. I just want to freeze time. I am loving this chapter of life with you so much. I’m not ready to close the door. Capturing these ordinary photo’s of you just before you turned 8 are for you to remember how you wanted to grow your hair and for me to lock it in the memory book. To record just how much you have grown and changed. To remember how beautiful you are. This chapter of your life has been truly wonderful to watch. Life was good. Life is good.

My George Archie, you are a reflection of your Daddy and Me in miniature form. You have all of our best bits, with a few extra little quirky traits thrown in. You are so thoughtful, smart and kind. You are quietly confident yet have an adorable innocence about you that forever reminds me that you are my baby. You are so dedicated, disciplined and passionate, excitable and thoughtful. Loving and so much fun to be around. I love that we talk and share, question each other and laugh. I hope that continues.

 

 

 

To my son, today you turned Eight years old

In a few weeks you will be finishing up in Year 3, it has been your favourite School year so far and tonight – your last night as a seven year old you said that you wanted to stay in Year 3 forever. I know why, but believe me George Archie when I say that we are always here to guide you and support you. To listen when things get tough. I know that you are amazing, that you will continue to thrive. So let’s go into Year 4 excited for what lies ahead. Adventure awaits. Always.

My sweet boy. Being loved by you is almost as amazing as it is to love you. Although you did cost me a small fortune yesterday in balloons. I feel so incredibly lucky to be the one you call Mummy, and so grateful that today we get to celebrate your 8th birthday, to pause and spend a few hours together surrounded by family doing our favourite things. Which will include playing football, eating Chinese food and chocolate cake. It’s the simple things.

Here is to another chapter George Archie, I am really looking forward to a year of you being eight. Can I make one request? Please don’t grow up too quickly, lately you seem to be changing every day and as I’ve said before I am just not ready. Mummy loves you more than anything in the world. But I think you already know that.

 

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

7 Comments

  1. 29th June 2019 / 12:35 pm

    Aww happy birthday to George! I remember 8 being the age that they suddenly seem older – more tween than child. He’s all legs in the photos you’ve shared above! And that photo of the two of you together is just lovely. I hope he enjoyed his special day.

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      1st July 2019 / 8:35 am

      Thank you Chloe, you’re so right 8 does feel so so big. And yes he’s all legs for sure. He’s really shooting up in height

  2. 29th June 2019 / 8:58 pm

    Gosh KA he is growing up so fast. He isn’t the little toddler that I meant. Those curls and that surf dude look will break hearts of the ladies in a few years. Look out… crying on your door step and throwing pebbles at his window. But at the same time I love the innocence of this age too. Cuddles with Mama and sleepovers with Daddy. Precious times that go so fast. Hope you had a wonderful birthday.

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      1st July 2019 / 8:15 am

      He really is, he looks so grown up. He is really enjoying having his long hair, he’s my little surfer boy for sure. I love that he’s still our little boy

  3. 3rd July 2019 / 11:27 am

    Ah you’re always so effusive in your love for George Archie, he will look back on these one day with such fondness. I do think that 7-9 is a lovely age for boys. Enjoy every single moment (although I know you don’t need me to tell you that!). xx

  4. 13th July 2019 / 6:43 pm

    He’s doing so well with his sport and always looks so chilled out. It’s great having an 8 yo isn’t it. Mine still occasionally creeps into bed with me too, although I never wake up and often only realise when I wake up and find his pillows have made their way in. Hope he had a lovely birthday

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      15th July 2019 / 9:47 am

      He really does love his sport. Keeps him happy indeed. Aww that’s cute that he makes his way in in the middle of the night

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