About our blogger: NavyKay

I am a cloth-diapering, baby-wearing, photography loving mom to Lawson, 2, and Naomi May, 5 months. I'm married to my best friend, Dustin, who is a pilot in the Navy and a house renovating extraordinaire. Days go by quickly, so here's to remembering today... and seriously, if I didn't write this stuff down, it would be lost forever! Have a baby, lose your mind!!!

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July 2nd, 2011

Good Thing She Has a Cute Chin…

…because it’s my view lately as she discovers all the wonders the top portion of our home has to offer.



July 1st, 2011

When Skies Are Grey…

…you put on your rain boots!
It’s all the rage at our house to put them on the wrong feet. And apparently the pants were optional.

The skies were looking rather dismal when the kids woke up from nap time today.

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June 30th, 2011

Cultivate My Plate

(Okay, so that only half makes sense.  Mostly, it just rhymes.  And I like rhymes.  They’re catchy!)

So, Memorial Day weekend was quite the plethora of celebratory activities. Namely, barbecues.  At one of those barbecues, Dustin saw our neighbor’s watermelon plant and began to have lust in his heart.  Maybe even his soul!  He needed a watermelon plant.  That next weekend, he was off to Lowes for a watermelon plant of his own.  Indeed, he got one.  He also got two varieties of tomatoes, summer squash, and jalapenos.  He then went back for a more tomatoes and also came home with a mandarin orange tree.  Then, after a week or two, there was concern billowing within him that there just was not enough pollination taking place.  After a morning spent observing and attempting to pollinate the plants himself, we were off to Lowes once more for brightly colored flowers that would attract the pollinators.  Normal people would call these bees…but not Dustin.  This is serious business.  They are pollinators. But I digress.  While at Lowes, I decided to get in on this planting business and picked up some basil and dill plants.  All in all, that’s a lot of plants, and a lot of goodness to enjoy once it’s time to harvest!!!  Got to love a man who lands his jet and comes home to tend his garden.  Here are a few photos of our burgeoning bounty!

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June 29th, 2011

Big Shoes

Daddy’s got some big shoes to fill when he has to be gone for work.
But we had this crazy little guy running around the house who was willing to do the job, despite still being sick.

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June 28th, 2011

What I Love About Sick Days….

No one likes a Negative Nancy.  So I’m being Positive Polly… or whatever Nancy’s happier counterpart is called, after this brief rant. We’ve been sick for over a month straight around here.  Lawson kicked off the latest sickness with a bang gag at the beginning of the week.  I’ve been avoiding the eyes of death so far and have been dealing with an overall lack of wellness in the way of exhaustion, achiness, stuffiness, and ears that feel like I just blasted into the stratosphere without being able to pop them.  This, combined with Lawson being sick and needy and Naomi potty training and needing to pee multiple times in the night, has left me seriously in need of some quality shut-eye.  And also a little cranky, if I’m honest.
Friday found us saying goodbye to Dustin for the weekend as he flew off in his jet to Florida for the weekend on a cross country flight for “work.”  So far, his work has led him to bars and beaches.  Sounds like fun!  Good for him! I’m not bitter.  Our fun weekend started off just hours after he left.  Naomi woke up with pink, nasty eyes.  Thanks to being Friday afternoon and a “new patient” in the practice we just switched to, Read the rest of this entry »

June 27th, 2011

Gnomie May

Me:  You’re my special girl!  (or insert a different term of endearment – Num Num, Sweetheart, Cutie, even Puppy Dog when she’s pretending to be one, as she often does these days)

Naomi:  No!  I not.  I Gnomie May.  *stern face*

Naomi is growing up and finding her identity.  She is owning her name and will not be called anything but what she is.  No more Num Num for now!  It lasted two solid years.  I wonder how long I get to keep my little “Gnomie” before she realizes that’s really not her name either….


June 26th, 2011

From Head to Toe… Happy

That big gummy grin….
Those cute little piggies…

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June 23rd, 2011

Make it a Double

Sometimes it’s super fun to make it a double.  Other times, not so much, like when it’s a double ear and double eye infection. Lawson had a slight fever and cough a couple days ago, but it seemed to have cleared up yesterday morning.  Then he woke up from nap with copious amounts of green sludge pouring from his eyes.  Gag.  Then came the puffiness, and by nighttime, they were looking pink.  I was thinking pink-eye.  This morning, they were full on bloodshot, puffy, and boogery.  A trip to the doctor revealed his actual plight: a virus that attacks the eyes and ears.  He looks absolutely miserable.  It came on quickly, so I hope it exits that way.  And I hope no one else gets it, because it is apparently a highly contagious virus.  Ugh.

This comes on the heels of a stomach virus that took each of us out one at a time, ending with Quincy, who’s cough settled in her chest and left her gasping for air.  She spent 48 hours in the hospital last week and is only just now getting well enough that she no longer needs breathing treatments every day. Read the rest of this entry »

June 18th, 2011

A Party in Pictures

Naomi had her birthday party today.  What can be said about a party for a two year old?  There were pools, bubbles, a sprinkler, music, food & drinks, cupcakes (of course), some really good friends, a few decorations, and a lot of heat and fun!  I’ll let the photos do the talking, because I. am. beat!  (Sunshine and a good time will do that to you.  As will setting up a party with two excited little ones and a baby who is only happy held. Thank goodness there was lots of help cleaning up.  Thank you soooo much!)

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June 13th, 2011

She Made a Wish….

…we’ll see if it comes true…