Tuesday, July 9, 2013


It's no secret that Elden is mad about his baths. He LOVES the water and everything about the tub. One of his favorite things to do is to knock the shampoo bottle off the shelf and into the water. Because of his affinity for water, my parents got him a baby pool for their house and he adores it:
I also decided I wanted to get him a splash mat for his 'big' first birthday present. Since it's been particularly hot and muggy lately, we decided to break it out yesterday since Elden has no concept of what/when a birthday really is anyway. We found this one at Big Lots for $40--a bit pricier than I would have preferred but since it's actually really his only gift from us (besides a $10 toy we bought late last year that we'll give him on his actual birthday) I figured it was excusable.
He LOVED it. Granted, he only loved it for about 15 minutes, but it was almost time for his 4:30 bottle so I'll chalk it up to hunger. It was also big enough that Jon and I could both sit in it with him so I'd be lying if I said it wasn't really refreshing for us, too.

I totally wish we had this last summer when it was hotter than the sun and I was the size of an asteroid. I have a feeling we'll get a lot of use out of it the rest of the summer and we also hope to set it up for Elden's first birthday party. We were really happy with the purchase!

1 comment:

  1. Oh my goodness! That splash mat looks awesome!!! Ellie loves the water too...so now you have me thinking about purchasing something similar for her. :)