He does a great job of keeping his face out of the water, but now he's learned to aim for it and after the initial thrill of the splash he comes up all red faced and sputtering and spitting bath water out of his nose...
...so I keep my hand under his chin when I see him getting ready to dive bomb the surface!
Oh that tushy!!!!
Little nekid baby butts are just one of the treasures of being a baby...like two little lumps of bread dough set out to rise!
Here he is after the wash and shampoo, back on his belly!
No, that is NOT a poopy particle! I swear it's a chip in the fiberglass of the tub! I've been able to edit it out of most of his bath photos, or cover it with a cloth before, but here he is inspecting it, and I didn't want to discourage any sudden flourish of fine motor activity...you know...in case he suddenly decided this chink in the tub was worthy of an attempt at pincering! (He didn't though! Just stared at it and yelled at it a little!)
After the bath, it was time for some snuggling with his big brother!
They are becoming Babe Ruth aficionados!
I love that The Middle is always so willing and eager to read to his baby brother. At least once a day I can find them with their heads together in a book! In fact, when The Middle's behavioral therapist is having a tough time getting him to do his homework, all she has to say is, "Would you like to take a five minute break to read a book to Willie?" The Fuzzy Headed Duck gets read to, The Middle gets to feel valued, and the reading portion of homework gets done! Check, check, check!