Ava is so focused during her nightly bath...she's always chewing on either the rubber duck, or a squeaky dog toy (not a dog toy for the dogs, but a baby toy that is a dog. You know what I mean!) Anyway, lately she had started to try and climb out of her infant tub to grab the shampoo bottle I had sitting next to it. This probably would have continued on for a few more months until my wise friend Lisa connected the dots for me - she was ready for the BIG GIRL TUB!
I was completely unprepared to bathe her in our tub, so I rushed out and bought a non-slip bathtub mat for inside the tub, and a cute faucet cover in the shape of a duck (wearing a bikini and carrying a surfboard...seems a little weird, but it's cute.) The neatest thing about it is that you can lift the top of its head up (also a little weird - reminds me of the Silence of the Lambs dinner scene), and pour in bubble bath so it drips into the tub at the same time the water is running out of the faucet. I never knew that I needed one of these, but boy, it sure is neat!
So, with all of our supplies in place, we were ready for her 1st night in the tub...and she loved it! I think she enjoys how much room there is to crawl, splash, play and now there's room for even more bath toys to chew on. This is one big stage that I was excited for, but it snuck up on me without warning! Or at least a warning that I could easily spot!
Here are a few cute pics from the past week:
Last night Scott and I went out and celebrated Tiffany's birthday, and Grandma Deb was nice enough to watch Ava overnight. We are very fortunate to have her so close to us so we can get out and have a little adult time every once in a while!
Here's a picture of the girls at the Cro in SSP:
Scott, Ava and I went to Walmart today, and by chance, ran into the Easter Bunny. We decided to get her picture taken with the Bunny - we weren't sure how she was going to do, but she LOVED it! She smiled, clapped, waved at the EB, and was generally a happy little girl. I hope she does as well with Santa this Christmas...!