Everyone knows that Declan gives Emeline her nightly baths. He loves that time with her. She loves that time with him. It works for us.
Often times while he's doing that, I'll run around the upstairs, straightening up her room, packing orders to ship for my Etsy shop, or changing into my pj's for the night. Something. I can always find something I need to do.
But other times, I sit my butt down on the bathroom floor crouched next to the tub, and watch the interaction between Daddy and daughter that just melts me.
This week, I was in there admiring her little bathing-beauty cutie-pieness (thats a word, no?), and a lightbulb went off.
I shouted, "I HAVE TO GET MY CAMERA!" [as if it were the end of the world]
Declan made a comment about how there will be a million and one baths to take photos of.
I quickly responded, "But not at this age, in this moment, on this day. I HAVE to capture this".
I ran back up with camera in hand, and started documenting my girl during bathtime.
'Cuz I know I'm not the only one in love with wet little eyelashes. Right? Right..?
I love that she plays with toys now, and splashes around--and has such a carefree little 'life is grand'
except for teething attitude. It's awesome. And inspiring.
And yea. Sometimes? We do silly things like put her bath book on her head. Anything for a cute photo, right?
But she loves us just the same.
And oh...the cute, snuggly, warm, and oh so yummy smelling after-bathtime-baby is the best.
Oh, and the last thing--and the best thing. Sometimes, I sit back and just admire these two together after bathtime, too.
And well? This photo just says it all.
Be still my heart.