Evelyn, Dad & a Tent


Monday, May 6, 2013

Good word, aren't these photos of Evelyn beautiful?! Dad sure captured her well! When Jared said he wanted to take Evelyn on a daddy daughter campout that some men in our church were throwing together, I thought goooooodd luuuck! I totally did not think she was ready and I thought Jared was being way too optimistic and rather naive that she was going to fall asleep in the pack n play, in 40* nighttime weather, in a tent, with the laughter of other chatty little girls in the background, in the dark, and not develop a cough all throughout the wee morning hours like she had been the previous night. I was totally anticipating them barging through the door at 1am, defeated by the wilderness, but wouldn't ya know it - I was proved wrong! Evelyn thrived in the outdoors! Jared said Evelyn loved the canoe, throwing sticks in the water, the big campfire, went out like a light at 9pm and didn't make a peep til 6:30am.

I have to admit that my heart feels a bit bipolar when I look at these photos. On one hand I am so so proud of Evelyn for flowering into such a big girl. Especially camping in undies and not having one accident! And mostly just overjoyed that she and Dad got to form a tighter bond together. On the other hand, there isn't an ounce of baby left in her. I mean, the girl can handle a boat ore!

14 comments:

  1. She's so grown up! what a cutie

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  2. Love these photos! Such a cutie!

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  3. awww these photos are so precious.

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  4. The pictures are precious, I bet she had the time of her life right there!!! Props to dad for taking her out and enjoying the camping trip, the two of them!!!

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  5. These pictures are darling. Your daughter really is adorable. I can't wait to have babies and have them grow into toddlers so my husband can take them on campouts. It looks like they had a great time!

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  6. Okay this is the cutest post ever!!!! I love it so much, the pictures the words, everything. Precious Kendra! The Father and Sons campout is this weekend of Mothers Day. I know they'll have fun, they look forward to it all year long! Love you Kendra!

    Shauna xoxoxo

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  7. So sweet! What a fantastic bonding experience for them both, so special. And the photos are fantastic.

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  8. I have such great memories of these camp outs as a kid! So glad he wanted to take her. She looks like she had a blast!

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  9. way to go Daddy for taking such awesome photos! love that picture with her mouth wide open!

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  10. Oh, these photos are so sweet! And I love to see that there are such good Daddys out there! :)

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  11. So cute!! Iwent on my first daddy daughter camping trip with the dads from my church when I was about 3. I cried and cried for my mom when it was bed time but my dad calmed me down by telling me that I was waking Bambi up..he swears it shut me up immediately and the next day I coudlnt stop talking about Bambi ;)

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  12. PRECIOUS. she looks so big and she looks so incredibly happy!! i can't remember the first time i went camping but i feel like i was older (?!) so i'm absolutely impressed! Way to go Evelyn (and mama/papa too!) :)

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