Back in March, some of our friends went on a little camping trip. We weren’t brave enough to spend the night (also, we sold or gave away all our camping gear in Boston, so that was a problem too).

But we hate to miss out on fun, so we went up to the campgrounds and joined everyone for dinner and some evening activities.

Ella had her first go in a swing and happily, my friend Meleah had her camera out and took some delightful pictures. At least, they are delightful when it’s your own baby.

Maybe less delightful when it’s the baby of some random Internet stranger. But whatever. 

Also, seeing her wearing a little onesie at six in the evening in the middle of March reminds me why we live in Texas.

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  • Reply Rachel S May 17, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    Those pictures are delightful! And I am jealous of your Texas weather.

  • Reply Melinda May 17, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    Ok seriously J?!?!?! She is soooo darling!!! I'm really not sure how you manage to do anything other than stare at that sweetheart!

  • Reply Nicole May 17, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    I love her! I'm not sure that I could resist snuggling her in person if we were to meet.

  • Reply Kimberly F. May 17, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    Such a happy little girl, and so cute with her two little teeth! Where did you go not-camping?

  • Reply Heather May 17, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    You and Bart do make beautiful babies! A baby couldn't wear a onesie in Indy at noon today. chilly.

  • Reply Jenae May 17, 2011 at 5:13 pm



  • Reply Jeanelle May 17, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    So very darling! Jealous of the sun/warmth too…

  • Reply Chrissie May 17, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    She is so precious, Janssen. And her two little bottom teeth – so cute!

  • Reply ssm May 17, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    It's not just you; your little girl is adorable and darling.

  • Reply Rhiannon May 17, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    I am jealous, jealous of your weather. I contemplated building a fire on Sunday because it was so cold and rainy.

  • Reply Elsha May 17, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    Delightful! She is such a doll!

  • Reply Jennifer Lee May 17, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    Even delightful when it's the baby of some random Internet stranger. She is just adorable. Also, you kind of make me want to move to Texas. Kind of.

  • Reply Packrat May 17, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    What a sweet little face! Smiling babies (or pictures of) always make me smile, too. The one of Peanut, this morning, made my day start off just right.

  • Reply Jenny May 17, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    Lucky Boston!
    They get all your camping gear AND the crappy weather!!

  • Reply lifeofadoctorswife May 17, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    I honestly don't know how you have time to eat and sleep what with the possibility of missing ALL THE CUTE FACES.

    She is seriously darling. And it looks like swinging was a hit!

  • Reply Angela Noelle of SK May 17, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    Ditto the other comments; delightful regardless.

  • Reply Chelsea May 18, 2011 at 12:32 am

    Very cute!

  • Reply megan May 18, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    Apparently I live in Seattle now. Wish it was warm! Love your pictures–not just delightful to you.

  • Reply Sherry May 22, 2011 at 1:23 am

    I am excited to actually get to meet Ella in real life this summer.

    And to see you and Bart too, I guess.

  • Reply chelon:) May 22, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    She is absolutely adorable!

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