Thursday, March 13, 2014

The Last Sink Baths



There is something about bathtub photos that I just adore, or in our case: sink photos. I don't know if it's wet hair and bubbles or just the pure joy and innocence of a child playing in water that makes me just smile and melt inside. Some of my absolute favorite photos of Henry are of him in the water, and I know that years from now, they're going to be the ones that I cherish the most.


At 2 1/2, Henry is getting way too big for our sink. He's taken showers with us before, but we know he prefers to splash and play, even in the way-to-small sink. Both places that we have lived since having him were lacking a bathtub, something that I too have missed in our five years of marriage immensely.

Saturday our master bathroom began it's remodel. Or I should say...existence? When we moved in two years ago, there was nothing in that room but a few pipes coming up from the floor and the studs. It's sat empty (okay, so it's been used for storage) for two long years awaiting the time that we could afford to undertake all that it needed.

Soon Henry will have a bathtub...and I know he's going to be thrilled. And so am I, but I feel as if this transition just concretes the idea that my baby is no longer baby but very much big-boy. When he takes that very last sink bath, I will document every minute because I never want to forget it - or this stage in his, and our, lives.
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8 comments:

  1. This is so sweet! My boys haven't really ever taken sink baths but I agree - sink bath photos are so magical and wonderful! When we lived in the farmhouse in Indiana we had a wonderful laundry room with a big sink and I seriously still think to myself, "Why didn't I take some gorgeous sink bath photos of baby Asher there?" Haha, photographer-mom regret :) I am sure Henry will LOVE having a bathtub and then you can get some bathtub photos, which are the next best thing! And gosh, that first photo is melting me!

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    1. I've really enjoyed the sink-bath experience, but I'm looking forward to cute bath-tub pictures and moments now too.

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  2. So I lied your blog isn't showing up in my reader now! Errr!!! I just love these pictures and yay for a new bathroom!! How exciting!

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    1. Ugh, I figured that would happen. I hope others catch it. I am so so so so SO excited about this bathroom. I'm trying to hold it all in because it may be awhile before it's all finished, but I seriously cannot wait.

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  3. We haven't been in the sink for awhile, but we are always in the tub. Occasionally Marcus will shower with me, if we are in a pinch for time. But, there is just something about splashing around each night that I know I'll miss when we transition out of this stage.

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    1. I'm so excited to see Henry splash around in an actual tub. He loves the water and I know he's going to have so much fun.

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  4. That first picture!! I melt!!

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    1. I couldn't believe it but when I told him to look at Mommy so I could take his picture, he actually looked up and posed!

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