Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Bathtime

Back when we first brought the kids home from the hospital, I was under the impression that I was the only person who could give the kids baths. On weekends, when Gary and I would be deciding who would handle which feeding, I would plan everything around the feeding that involved the baths, because I had to give the baths, for whatever reason. He never argued, mind you. Then one weekend day when we were working out our daily schedule, I thought, well why the heck can't HE bathe them? So, I told him he would be doing the feeding with the baths. He said, "You want ME to bathe them?" I said there was no reason he couldn't do as good a job as me with it, and 1.5 years later Gary gives more baths than I do.

Honestly, I think he does a better job than I do. I love sitting downstairs listening to all four of them laugh and giggle during bathtime. Last weekend I went upstairs to obtain photographic evidence of bathtime. First the stripdown:



Then chase everyone around the bedroom. . . .



Then everyone is ushered into the bathroom:



Then popped into the tub. . . .




Next, water is poured directly over the kids' heads. I particularly love watching this when it's Henry's turn. As soon as he sees the pitcher of water over his head, he opens up his mouth into a big "o" -- I think he's trying to drink the water.





Then, hairwashing and styling (until I was up there last weekend, I had no idea that the styling took place, but apparently it is an every bathtime thing):





Then another water dunking. . . .





Followed by the big dry-off:





And finally the exit from the bathroom! (Don't you just LOVE little baby bottoms?)

7 comments:

Lindsey Wolfe said...

So cute Heather! And I agree - there is nothing better than a naked baby butt! Cracks me up every time Logan runs across the room to head upstairs for his bath. And only about 30% of the time results in me cleaning up pee. ha!

Amanda said...

I think this is my favorite post you've ever done. So so so cute!!!! I love all the pictures.

Krystyn said...

Bath time is definitely more fun at our house with daddy.

And, the little baby booties are too precious.

Cathy said...

Such cute pictures! I especially love the bath hairdos. Bathtime is wild for sure!

Kimberly Downs said...

Too precious!!! Love the mow hawks.

Krystyn said...

Heather..you have to tell me where you got that security thing on their dresser. My daughter has pulled her dresser onto herself twice (she was okay both times) because she opened the drawer trying to get socks out.

Heather said...

Krystyn: I'm almost embarrassed to tell you that the "security thing" is some twine that Gary found in the garage. The drawers are completely non-functional. It was a quick fix that still is in place. I was terrified that someone would slam a drawer on someone else's head, so Gary "took care of it" for me before I had a complete freakout.