Can you even imagine the turmoil of saying no to this little dude? Those big brown eyes (which are pretty much the only thing he got from me) literally make it impossible for me to keep my cheek-pinching-chin-stroking-raspberry-blowing-neck-kissing self off him. If affection was sugary, well, I’d be Willy Wonka and he would be my everlasting gobstopper. I just can’t get enough.
I discovered this file labeled “Will – Bathtime” and inside were all these fun photos of him before “the great chop of 2011” as he enjoyed a bath.
He loves water. just like his mama. just like his daddy. just like pretty much every person in our families. If I could, I would live on the water. I would have a giant house – not tall – just spread out – like a campground with cabins that connect through secret tunnels and all our family members could come live with us. and we would boat. boat and swim and fish and kayak and canoe and wakeboard and kneeboard and pontoon and tube and skip rocks…every. single. day.
I guess for now I’ll just settle for an old file filled with bathtime photos.
He’s very serious about filling up the cup. I can just hear his thoughts – Mom…this is serious man’s work. now leave me alone. and get that camera outta here before I drown it.
I love his soft little jawline. He gets that from Jer. I have a more angular jaw (especially when its not covered by chub)…and my mom always told me that she wanted a more angular jaw because in her mind the prettiest girls have one. Maybe she was just flattering me. Probably. But I love Will’s. It looks like a kind jaw….and yes, I just invented that.
And then came the hairstyles. The Alfalfa…
The Nick Nolte…
The drowned rat…
What a fun little bathtime that was. I barely remember it. So I’m glad I have the photos.
It’s funny how a routine thing – like a daily bath – can be forgotten. It’s something we do every day with Will. But yet, one day I am sure I will look back and forget all about how he would dump water on his face, take a gulping breathe and then laugh. Or how his skin felt when we suds up and washed away the evidence of the fun we had that day. Or how he would splash during our little homemade bathroom song and smile so big that his dimple popped in and his eyes sparkled. It flies by, doesn’t it?
All that to say…bath time is fun. And Will does it all the time.
So when Heather of Green Barn Soaps Co. emailed me and asked if she could send my little Jedi Warrior a bar of her handmade gentle baby soap…I was really excited. Mostly because tons of people in our family have eczema… so we try to limit the number of irritants that we put on Will’s skin. But also because these are handcrafted and look like those fancy bars of soaps that you see for $20 a bar in those specialty shops…and let’s just be honest, I want to be fancy like that. I’m not. C’mon…my kid has a farmer’s tan…we aren’t typical fancy-people.
When they came in the mail, I about died. She sent me a couple bars to try out too – like the Black tea, Poppyseed & Agave bar and the Lemon Poppyseed Cake bar. Amazing. I seriously think this is one awesome stocking stuffer for those moms/sisters/fancy girls in your life….and they look so darling stacked in a soap tray beside the sink. totally tres chic. (did you get that pun?!)
Oh and just so everyone is clear – I took a bath and rubbed this bar all over my nekked body and will continue to do so till it is gone. It felt clean and fresh and the natural scent was perfect…not too strong…and my skin felt SMOOTH. Like clean and soft and like what I imagine JLo feels like (if JLo is reading, can I feel your skin sometime to compare? It’s for science not because I am a total weirdo.).
BUT here is the good news – Green Barn Soaps Co. is giving you a discount! Everyone clap out loud. right now. at your computer. You can get 10% off your order using the code BowerPower2011 till the end of December.
Oh and here’s the other good news – Green Barn Soaps Co. is giving away a package to one lucky reader…here’s the details:
- PRIZE : A set of handcrafted soaps from Green Barn Soaps Co.
- DESCRIPTION: Green Barn Soaps are a little rustic, a little luxurious and a lot good for your skin.
- 1 bar Little Bebe Bottom Soap (100% Olive Oil, No Added Scent, No Exfoliant)
- 1 bar Lemon Poppyseed Cake Soap (Fragrance Oil)
- 1 bar Black Tea Poppyseed & Agave Nectar Soap ( No Added Scent)
- NUMBER OF WINNERS : One (1)
- TO ENTER : Leave a comment with the phrase ”So Fresh and So Clean Clean” and then tell me what you are stuffing in stockings this year? Anyone include toiletries like me? Or perhaps you are a candy-only stocking stuffer? Or maybe you prefer trinkets and small gifts only in there?
- PRIZE SHIPS : The lower 48 states
- NITTY GRITTY : This giveaway ends on Saturday, December 3rd at 8am EDT. Only one contest entry per email address. The winners will be chosen using Random.org and announced on this post.
p.s. My Lovahs…people aren’t claiming their prizes from giveaways – so go check out if you won one by going to the sidebar “CATEGORIES” drop down menu, select GIVEAWAY and scroll to the bottom of the giveaway posts to see if it’s you. If the prizes aren’t claimed by December 15th then I will be repicking winners. Consider yourself officially warned 🙂