Monday, May 17, 2010

Rubber Ducky + Water + Bubbles = FUN!

After a long day, there is nothing better than relaxing in a tub full of warm water and lots of bubbles. Add a glass of wine and it's perfect. Well ... add a rubber ducky for Abby and we're all set and ready to play! Abby and Mommy always love bath time, so tonight I decided to take some pictures of the fun.

Abby is full of smiles, giggles, and crazy hairdos!

Sweet, cuddly, and silly time after a bath.

When Abby was about a month old, I started giving her a bath every night. I wanted to make it a routine, so she would know what was coming next... sleep! There's something that is so calming about a clean smelling baby in pajamas, cuddly with Mommy, and ready for bed. I'm completely convinced that now Abby knows bath time is the start of our nighttime routine. We play, sing songs (well I sing... not so good might I add), and laugh together. Abby lets me know when she's had enough ... she'll wipe her eyes (sleepy) or when I say "All done?" she will put her arms out to me when I reach for her. Then there are some nights, like tonight... where I pull her out of the tub, even though she's not fully ready and she is NOT happy! But in the end, I get to cuddle with a happy baby, ready for bed.

Tonight she actually fell asleep in my arms. This doesn't happen often these days, so I soaked it up for a few minutes before placing her in the crib. I love that we get to share these moments together. Bath time is kinda our thing and it never gets old. :) If only I could fit in a bubble bath for myself every night .... now that would be a perfect way to end each day!


Michelle & Jimmy Rivas said...

This is adorable! It is great "our" time isn't it. I have made bath time a nightly routine and we love it too! Looks like Abby thinks it's lots of fun. Can't wait to see you both! :)

Carol said...

So cute! Look at all of that hair piled on top of her head! I can't wait to see her!

Nic said...

Popping in from the D-list party. I just had to tell you your little girl is the cutest little chunky monkey! Those cheeks!!!!

My son was born a few days after your Abby (the 23rd)so I agree they know the bedtime routine already. My little guy is nocturnal and hates sleep so he starts screaming as soon as I put his pj's on him. Glad it goes better for you. lol.

Liz & Jim Johnson said...

Thanks Michelle and Carol .... bath time is so much fun!

Nic, glad you stopped by! I'm enjoying all of these new blogs and I'll check yours out!

Anonymous said...

Popping in from the D-list party! Your little girl is just adorable! I live in Florida too! The Orlando area but my parents live in Sarasota county! I love it down there, nice and close to the beach!

Shannon said...

So precious! My little girl just loves bathtime too. Where in Florida are you? My husband is from Ft.Myers and I'm from Pensacola and we both went to UF in Gainesville. We now live in AL, but miss the Sunshine State. Anyhoo, your blog is adorable and I look forward to reading more. I'm a new follower.