Pointing west.

Navi has started flipping herself around in her crib. As in, her head used to point east and now she points it west. This may not be unusual for some babies but seeing as how Navi is rocked to sleep every night, she has been laid down in the same place, night after night, since forever. Chris and I are both baby-head-in-our-left-arm kind of people and with the way her room is set up, thats how she gets laid down- head to the east. Anyway, for the last week or so without fail, when she moves around during the night her head always ends up pointing west. Thats apparently how she's most comfortable and she has taken it upon herself, while in a semiconscious state, to position her body in a manner that she can feel most at peace. Perhaps its nothing to take to heart, but my brain works in unusual ways at times and when I look at the monitor and can only see her little legs and feet in the picture, I can't quit thinking about how poetic it is that she wants to point herself west.

To me, the West, metaphorically speaking, is for adventure. Exploring. Dream chasing. In my mind, going west represents peaceful wildness and freedom, it is beauty and ambition and magical sunsets and everything that I hope this life will hold for my little girl. I hope that her spirit is never tamed and it brings me such joy to think that when she's deep in dreamland, she's dreaming of big things, and already setting her sights on the great unknown.

Our Navi: beautiful navigator of life, one with nature, a northern star. Point west Little One. May you follow all of your dreams, blaze your own path and always be able to find your way home.

Here are some random pictures from our week of moments not to be forgotten...
^^^ A first tractor ride with her daddy. For whatever reason, tractors are all the rage for her right now so this was a pretty big moment for everyone. She loved it. For about three passes of the yard. Then she wanted mama.
^^^ This little ducktail curl?! I can't stop touching it :)
^^^ I tried to introduce her to her new playscape a few days ago and she wanted nothing to do with it. Chris takes her over to it and its 45 minutes of pure joy. He taught her the words "ladder" and "scoot" and I think she's somewhat of a professional now at getting into slide-ready-position.

Oklahoma has been heavy on my mind this week. I'm sure I speak for many when I say my thoughts and prayers have been constantly with all of the people and animals that have had their world turned upside down. This tragedy is such a terrible reminder that this life of ours is so very, very fragile.

Here's to remembering what's really important in life, blessings being counted twice and extra hugs for loved ones. You can do it Oklahoma, everybody's rooting for you.

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  1. Too cute!!! I wonder what her little brain is thinking when she flips! They are so amazing!!

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    1. Thanks Rorie... and congrats on your new sweet little boy :)

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  2. A little adventurer at heart. Now that is a beautiful reading of a baby's moves. Truly lovely.

    And by the way, do you live on a lake or river or body of water with BOATS?! If so, we are no officially bffs where I have to visit you often.

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    1. Thanks sweet friend :) and yes, we live on a lake so there are boats galore (though none of them are ours *tear*)... So bring that sweet little baby nugget of yours over for a visit and a play date!

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  3. What a beautiful way to interpret a seemingly normal task. There truly is meaning in even the smallest things.

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    1. Thanks, Allie :) and I totally agree, theres definitely meaning in everything, no matter how small....who knows if I'm right about this particular thing, but I'd like to think I am :)

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  4. Hey Tisse,

    thanks for stopping by my space. Like your little corner a whole lot! You are such a sweet family! think I´ll stay and follow :)...have a happy week, many greetings from far Germany, noni!

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    1. Thanks, Noni- so glad you're sticking around :) I ordered up a foraging book by the way, I'm excited to give it a try!

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