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While Mom Is Away: Photos From a Daddy Daughter Weekend

Over the weekend I traveled to L.A. and it was the first time my husband had my daughter all by himself. Things went swimmingly and I think it was a really good time for them to just hang out together, since when I’m home she tends to defer to me. I asked my husband to take some photos of their weekend adventures while I was away so I could catch up when I got home. Here’s what their daddy daughter weekend looked like…

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    While Mom Is Away: Photos From a Daddy Daughter Weekend

    While mom's away...a little daddy daughter fun happens!

  • Dinner date 2 of 11
    While Mom Is Away: Photos From a Daddy Daughter Weekend

    Dinner date with daddy. Don't worry. He assured me that she ate more than just the table. 

  • I mean… 3 of 11
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    I just love them so much.

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    While Mom Is Away: Photos From a Daddy Daughter Weekend

    She was entranced by all the kids heading to prom...there was a girl in an emerald green dress that she was particularly smitten with. Apparently Fern heard that it was Pantone's color of the year - design savvy already.

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    While Mom Is Away: Photos From a Daddy Daughter Weekend

    Lots and LOTS of book reading happened. A favorite pastime.

  • Sleepee Teepee Time 6 of 11
    While Mom Is Away: Photos From a Daddy Daughter Weekend

    My husband reintroduced the floor bed while I was away and she ended up sleeping in her teepee. I can't say I blame her. It's pretty cozy in there with all the pillows and blankets.

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    While Mom Is Away: Photos From a Daddy Daughter Weekend

    Sunday morning, she woke up searching from me, but all she found was our dog Marley. She was OK with that though since they're BFFs.

  • Smoothies 8 of 11
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    Dad's smoothies are even better than mom's!

  • A new old friend 9 of 11
    While Mom Is Away: Photos From a Daddy Daughter Weekend

    Craig found this bear I had given him a million years ago when we were dating and gave it to Fern. She was a fan.

  • Home Depot date 10 of 11
    While Mom Is Away: Photos From a Daddy Daughter Weekend

    These two (and Snoopy obviously...) headed to Home Depot to pick up some blinds for Fern's room. She enjoyed exploring.

  • Like father like daughter 11 of 11
    While Mom Is Away: Photos From a Daddy Daughter Weekend

    ...And a little family resemblance for you. These two had a great time without me and I'm glad they got to have some fun bonding time, but I'm happy to be back with my favorite people.

 

Lauren Hartmann is the founder of The Little Things We Do, a blog about life and adventures in Portland Oregon. Follow her on TwitterFacebookPinterest and Instagram or catch up on all of her posts here on Babble.

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