Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The Good Dad..


 It's been busy lately.  I had to work all day on a shoot last week, and got home at 7pm.
What did I see when I got home.. my daughter chasing her dad across the front lawn in the dark with a super soaker in the dark.
It was a chilly fall night, but that didn't stop them from..


.. pitching the tent and camping out in the backyard.
A bon fire was blazing as well. 
They'd been roasting mini marshmallows on sticks, as we didn't have any regular sized ones. 


Daddy had also hung a new rope swing for her that day. 
It's a simple stick on a rope, but it's the best thing in the world as far as she is concerned. 
 Now, she can fly.


To her, he is the best dad ever.  He's Mr.Fun.
They go for long walks in the woods, they sit in the boat
(which is on the front lawn right now) and have high sea adventures.
They pick apples and have picnics with the ducks.

Daddy also painted her toe nails a very fashionable purple that day.


Guess I've got some apple sauce to make now.

23 comments:

country girl said...

Dad's do things differently. And in the best case, wonderfully!
What a lucky little Lily she is. That sounds like so much fun!
xo

Firefly Hill said...

He sounds like a wonderful father...she is a lucky girl.

Deanna (Silly Goose Farm) said...

So sweet - he sounds amazing. Reminds me of my husband and kids. Nothing is better than hearing them all laugh.

Tom Stephenson said...

My God! And he is handsome too! How wonderful.

oldgreymare said...

"Two" very lucky girls.

xxx
z

Eva Girl said...

Love it! Mini marshmallows and purple toenails - what's better then that : )

A-M said...

Oh he is the best Dad ever. I would have loved a Dad! I think I would have been a different person if I had had one. A-M xx

mise said...

A perfect dad, clearly, patient and willing to create worlds within worlds. Do tell him he has the respect of the whole of Blogtopia.

pollydove said...

Every little girl needs one of him! :)

Courtney said...

Looks like a heavenly day for your darling girl!

kimberly at mimicharmante said...

Don't you just feel blessed by it all?
Thank you for sharing my friend,
xx

Iniyaal said...

So sweet... Your little daughter is lucky to have such a wonderful dad.

Mrs. Sutton said...

Wonderful post! He sounds like an AMAZING father! My husband loves to make dens in the garden with the kids and get his (and their) hands dirty too. I love it, because it's all the things that I hate doing but that the children enjoy SO much - thank God for good fathers! xx

Madelief said...

It must feel great coming home after a busy week and see your family so happy!

Lieve groet, Madelief

a tiny hurricane said...

A perfect dad indeed. You lucky lucky girls!! Good luck with the apple sauce.

lisaroyhandbags said...

what a great dad he is! she'll have these memories for a lifetime and you can't beat that! :)

jackie said...

That's a good Dad! *Thumbs up*

simpledaisy said...

What a wonderful dad! And pitching a tent in the backyard...how fun:)

Gigi said...

Camping, high sea adventures, flying, and purple toe nails--all without ever leaving home--now that's a good day and a really great dad!

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

This is my 1st visit to your blog, and it's lovely! I especially like your recent blog about your hubby and daughter! What a guy, and the memories he's creating for his little sweetie! You sound like a very busy lady! I love blueberries, I bought 60 lbs of wild Maine blueberries this summer! They are all in the freezer! I have the best blueberry pie recipe! I also enjoy making pies, I make them all year round, we have a "Pie Day" the day before our Thanksgiving in November, it's so much fun to get generations of family together for this event at my aunt's home. If you'd like to "visit" me in New England I love company and new Followers are always so exciting! I enjoyed my visit today!

Mary

P.S. Happy Thanksgiving!

Dawn said...

Oh Wonderful!! Girls need their dads!!!

Love this post:)

jan said...

What a lucky little girl! Happy Thanksgiving to you all Heather!

Vintage Home said...

...Wonderful images all a flutter in my head...so glad she has that Dad time!