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Bath Ritual

I’ve always wanted to capture this when Ella started her bath ritual. From going out the stairs at my singing of “vai Ella, vai, vai, vai” to me taking her clothes off, to when she first started pulling her socks off by herself and putting all her clothes in the hamper to opening the drain and picking up all the toys while singing our “clean up time, clean up time, everybody clean up time” song, I’m just sad I didn’t do it earlier.

But today I did capture it. Now that we have Rhys, he will be part of this routine and Ella will continue to say “come Ella, Rhysy” and “não cai, Rhysy.”

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