Daddy Camp

Remember that miscommunication? It resulted in a Daddy Camping night that meant this mama got to be home. Alone. For hours on end.

It was magnificent.

But don't think I had all the fun. Despite his planning inability, my Mountain Man had a wonderful night with his two favorite little people. They gorged themselves on hot dogs, honeybuns, and chips. They built at least three fires, fished their hearts out, and came home filthy. That's called camping success.

Because my MM is a man, he took all of 15 pictures. (Compared to how I took 70 today alone.) These are my favorites:

Bella and her very first catfish! She was proud of catching
but it was up to her daddy to release it. Fish aren't for
touching, she says (and I concur). She does bait her own
hook though! (This picture makes my heart swell.)

This is my favorite. I love that little boy (who had to move over there
because he said there were too many bugs where they set up their chairs
and who only lasted another five minutes after this). He says he's filled his
quota of "roughing it" time for awhile.

You didn't think my Mountain Man would take his show
on the road without electronic babysitters, right? What
else would they do at night? Tell stories? Talk? Sleep?

See above caption.

***This post is part of Wordful Wednesday and Wayback When-esday.***


  • Cheri

    Bella and the fish is priceless. What attitude!

  • Amy

    Great pictures! I can't wait to do these things with my little ones!

  • ayala

    Nice Cat fish-love that she bait her own hook :) I think the trip was a success.

  • Kelly Miller

    Yes, she baits -- and don't try to help her. She learned to bait using corn but now she says corn is for wimps and real fishergirls use worms. She's a mountain girl!

  • Anti-Supermom

    I need to show my husband this post, 'see... you can handle the kids alone!'

    Happiest WW~

  • Andrea

    This is awesome! What great memories this trip made! Visiting from Cheryl's link up. Happy Wednesday!

  • Liz

    I love that Bella caught a fish! Go her!

  • Bibliomama

    How the hell is she watching a DVD player in a tent?

  • Jami

    I love it! I think it's great that you got time alone. I am not sure what I would do with that.
    My hubby would have to bring the electronics too...absolutely. LOL

  • Cheryl Lage

    You are so very skilled a capturing moments that evoke emotions a'plenty!

    Fantastic photos, the lot of them!

    Thank you so much for playing along with Way Back When-esday!

  • Rudri Bhatt Patel @ Being Rudri

    These are great pics! Despite the planning snafu, perhaps he redeemed himself with these pics?

  • melissa

    Love this. If he's only going to take 15 pictures, they might as well be this good! (P.S. Filthy is my own definition of success as well.)

  • Anonymous

    Ahhhh. I'm getting excited for our very first annual camping trip. In these parts it's still several weeks away.

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